About Back Bay
The Back Bay is one of Boston’s most historic neighborhoods. It is situated along the Charles River, adjacent to Downtown and the Public Garden. It is a neighborhood known for the elegant architecture, Newbury Street shopping, and the world-renowned finish line of the Boston Marathon. The outdoor Hatch Shell features concerts and festivals spring through fall, including the famous 4th of July concert broadcast on national TV.
The residential streets of Beacon Street, Marlborough Street, and Commonwealth Avenue are lined with row houses and brick sidewalks making the Back Bay an extremely fashionable destination for Boston residents and visitors. In fact, it's not uncommon to spot celebrities strolling up and down these picturesque streets.
Newbury Street, Boylston Street, St. James Street and Huntington Avenue are known for the national and international retailers, salons, boutique offices, high-end hotels, restaurants, and office buildings. The iconic John Hancock and Prudential Towers can be seen from miles away, and the Hynes Convention Center attracts numerous meetings and conferences to its unique location in the heart of the city. Architectural treasures, such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library are also located in the Back Bay.