Back Bay, Boston.
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Actually underwater until a massive 19th-century land reclamation project filled in areas between Downtown and Kenmore, Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood has an endearing old-world charm and a population of young professionals who have taken over the area and the neighborhood’s distinct Victorian-era brownstones.

During the day, bustling Newbury Street is a magnet for upscale shoppers looking to browse the designer and boutique clothing stores or pop into the pricey cafés and restaurants for an afternoon treat.

Back Bay is also home to historic buildings like Trinity Church, the Old South Church, and the magnificently designed Boston Public Library, as well as two of Boston’s signature skyscrapers, the John Hancock Tower and the Prudential Center (“the Pru”), which boasts incredible views from its fiftieth-floor observation deck.

Back Bay’s central location means that nightlife can vary from the classy wine bars and trattorias near Newbury Street to the handful of crowded and dingy dives along Boylston Street popular with students from the Berklee School of Music.


Where to Go in the Back Bay

  • * Kings 20s / 30s / 90s Music / Bar
  • * Sonsie Affluent / Ambient / Bar / Brunch
  • * Tico After Work / Blazers

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