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Back Bay

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Address: Boston, MA
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Walking
Description: This tony neighborhood--one of the two most expensive residential areas in...
This tony neighborhood--one of the two most expensive residential areas in Boston--started as a bay. The bay was filled in during the 19th century to create the area now known by the name Back Bay. The area is known for its Victorian brownstones, the Boston Public Library, shopping, office high rises and upscale hotels.
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This is minutes from Newbury Street and a convenient walk to Fenway Park. The rooms are quite large, and the fitness room and pool are an added bonus. Hilton members get access... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is minutes from Newbury Street and a convenient walk to Fenway Park. The rooms are quite large, and the fitness room and pool are an added bonus. Hilton members get access to the Diamond Room, which offers coffee, drinks and breakfast. If we have any complaints it is service. We had to ask three times for down pillows, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

There is a great deal of history in the Back Bay as well as many shops restaurants and parks. It is well worth the time to explore it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Its a beautiful quiet area with great eaterys and amazing views of the city and the harbor. You will love the walk here!

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Utica, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Back Bay gets you away from all the touristy bustle of Quincy Market. It is nice to stroll around with your family.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Move away from the main road after getting off the subway and walk down lovely tree lined avenues of old red stone houses. The area is very quiet and peaceful. Find a local café and enjoy the atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

OK, things are a little slanted for me. You see, the reason that I visit Boston usually is the Early Music Festival, and most of the events for that take place in the Back Bay and nearby. That being said, there is a lot there I enjoy: the Back Bay train stop, while minimal (no shops to speak of), is... More 

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Sun Valley, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

How can you not love Back Bay in Boston. It's so pretty - truly charming and it has great little shops and restaurants. The Charles River and The Boston Commons are nearby. It's a beautiful area and well situated to lots of wonderful sights in Boston!

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Water Valley, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very easy walking and "T" access to Downtown Boston and Copley Square. When we visit major cities, we always enjoy staying in the less touristy, more residential areas.

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Bribie Island, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Another spot that's worth a look. Good for walking and maybe a quick bite. Nothing more fun than just a walk about - with a friend - a quiet coffee and good scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you're up for it everything is within walking distance and the public transportation is so easy. I was able to help it fellow tourists on where to go because their Boston's layout is fantastic. We used the trains to get to Salem, Harvard and MIT as well! So much to do and see every direction is an adventure

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Address: Boston, MA
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