Boston - Back Bay (PDF Chapter)

Boston - Back Bay (PDF Chapter)

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

Back Bay is not as old as some other Boston neighborhoods, nor is it as historically significant. But thanks to magnificent Victorian brownstones and high-minded civic plazas, it is certainly among the loveliest – and a required destination for all Boston visitors.


  • Copley Square Admiring Boston’s most evocative and archetypal architecture in this centerpiece square, taking time for tours at Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.
  • maps
  • transport
  • Charles River Esplanade Strolling, cycling or running along the waterfront, pausing for picnics or photographs.
  • restaurants & accommodation

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

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23 pages

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