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“Back Bay”
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Back Bay
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$95.00*
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Bustling Back Bay Pedicab Tour
Ranked #25 of 392 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Boston, Massachusetts
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465 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Back Bay”
Reviewed January 6, 2012

A busy boston neighborhood with a main street Commonwealth Ave modeled after Paris

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Walpole, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Definitely Visit Back Bay”
Reviewed December 24, 2011

Great restaurants, bars, shopping, ice cream - and next to The Public Garden - and beautiful park to unwind.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Love the architecture of the buildings”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

Reminds me of England with its architectural beauty

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Newport, OR
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great area!!!”
Reviewed November 2, 2011

Too much to describe...go visit and discover it for yourself.

Visited October 2011
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San Francisco, California
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“Loved the area!”
Reviewed September 10, 2011

We were very lucky to stay in the Back Bay area during our stay in Boston - what a great place.  Its got everything character, history, shops, architecture, and hundreds of restaurants.  
The red brick houses which line many of the street are fantastic and it's well worth wondering through the residential areas to get a sense of the former grandeur of the area .
I can highly recommend both staying and visiting here

Visited August 2011
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