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Boston - Back Bay (Chapter)

5th Edition Aug 2012

This is the Back Bay chapter from Lonely Planet's Boston guidebook.

Back Bay includes the city's most fashionable window shopping, latte drinking and people-watching area, on Newbury St, as well as its most elegant architecture - including Trinity Church, the John Hancock Tower and the Boston Public Library - around Copley Sq.

  • stroll, cycle or run along the Charles River Esplanade
  • maps
  • feel yourself at the center of the world in the intriguing Mapparium, one of Boston's hidden treasures
  • transport
  • locate Boston's landmarks from the sky at the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Sleeping, Shopping and Sports & Activities.

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