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What you should know about Back Bay

What's Back Bay Like?

People go to Back Bay to see favorite places like Prudential Tower, and to take in culture at top venues like Boston Symphony Hall. Make sure to enjoy the neighborhood's great restaurants and shops. Newbury Street and Boston Public Library are a couple of popular sights sure to leave an impression.

Where are the Best Places to Stay in Back Bay?

We have 126 accommodations in the neighborhood. Here are some of our travelers' top places to stay in Back Bay:

No. 284

Guestrooms with kitchenettes
  • • Free breakfast • Free WiFi • Garden • Central location

Four Seasons Hotel One Dalton Street, Boston

Luxury hotel with 3 restaurants, 2 bars
  • • Free WiFi • Spa • 24-hour fitness center • Terrace • Attentive staff

The Lenox Hotel Boston

Luxury hotel with bar, 24-hour fitness center
  • • Free WiFi • 3 restaurants • Fitness center • 24-hour front desk • Central location

The College Club of Boston

Victorian B&B
  • • Free WiFi • 24-hour front desk • Central location

Newbury Guest House

Romantic hotel with 2 restaurants, bar
  • • Free breakfast • Free WiFi • Café • 24-hour front desk • Central location

How to Get to Back Bay

Back Bay is located 1.3 mi (2 km) from the heart of Boston.

Flying to:

  • • Boston, MA (BOS-Logan Intl.), 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from Back Bay
  • • Norwood, MA (OWD-Norwood Memorial), 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from Back Bay
  • • Bedford, MA (BED-Laurence G. Hanscom Field), 13.1 mi (21.1 km) from Back Bay

Getting to Back Bay on Metro

Stations in the neighborhood include:
  • • Copley Station
  • • Prudential Station
  • • Hynes Convention Center Station

Things to See and Do in and around Back Bay

What to See in Back Bay

  • • Prudential Tower
  • • Boston Public Library
  • • Hynes Convention Center
  • • Copley Square
  • • Hancock Conference Center

Things to Do in Back Bay

  • • Newbury Street
  • • Copley Place
  • • Boston Symphony Hall
  • • Boston Marathon Finish Line
  • • The Shops at Prudential Center

Other Popular Back Bay Attractions

  • • Kenmore Square
  • • Old South Church
  • • Trinity Church Boston
  • • John Hancock Tower
  • • Samuel Eliot Morrison Statue

When Is the Best Time to Visit Boston?

  • • Hottest months: July, August, June, September (average 80°F)
  • • Coldest months: January, February, December, March (average 24°F)
  • • Rainiest months: March, November, October, December (average 4.01 inches of rainfall)

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