Back Bay Boston Map

Back Bay Neighborhood

The Back Bay runs along the Charles River on the opposite side of Cambridge. Upscale shopping, boutiques, art galleries, and fabulous restaurants makes this trendy neighborhood a must-see on your Boston visit. The area is home to Copley Place, Prudential Center and The John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church (one of the country’s 10 finest buildings), and shopping along Newbury Street.

Much of the Back bay is built on a landfill. As a result, it is one of the few places in Boston where streets are actual laid out in a straight line.