Boston - Back Bay (PDF Chapter)

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

Back Bay isn’t as historically significant as some Boston neighborhoods, but thanks to magnificent Victorian brownstones and high-minded civic plazas, it’s among the loveliest. After admiring architecture and browsing books, you’re perfectly placed for some window shopping or gallery hopping.

  • admire Boston’s most evocative and archetypal architecture in Copley Square
  • maps
  • stroll, cycle or run along the Charles River Esplanade
  • transportation
  • feel yourself at the center of the world in the unusual Mapparium
  • restaurants & bars

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

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