If you're a first time visitor to Back Bay, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions near Back Bay.
Here are some of the most recommended attractions near Back Bay.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:
"Go up to the top of the tallest observatory in the Prudential Center Boston and look around 360, visit our beautiful public library, the 1st free public library in America and Trinity Church just across from the library on Copley Square." See More
"The Boston Public Library is one of the country’s oldest, and quite impressive." See More
"We also love walking around Copley Square and the Back Bay Fenway Park and the Museum of Fine Arts are also favorites." See More
"Thinking Cup in the North End of Boston" See More
"Copley Place it depends on whether cost is a factor - if not so much a factor, you are best to cab it to Copley Place because subway (MBTA) would be at least one line change, probably two (but doable)." See More
"Go to The Garment District in Kendall Square in Cambridge and the thrift stores in Harvard Square like Oona's Experienced Clothing and Second Time Around in Boston." See More
" My favorites across the different neighborhoods are: Ristorante Fiore in the North End, Pier 6 Boston Waterfront in Charlestown, The Rattlesnake Roof Deck or Tico in Back Bay." See More
"For the typical (read: touristy) and higher end shopping Newbury Street/ Boylston Street is your absolute go to destination." See More
"These include Fenway Park (for the sports fan), the Museum of Fine Arts and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (for the art lover), and Newbury Street (mostly people watching)." See More
"In addition to the sites mentioned, I'd be sure to check out Max Brenner's chocolate restaurant in the Back Bay as well as the duckling statue in the Garden." See More
"Another one of my favorite walks is down the Commonwealth Avenue Mall- it's a tree lined path flanked by brownstones that neighbors the Public Garden and Newbury Street (great shopping)." See More
"Another option is about a mile walk - at Sephora parking garage." See More
"It is a lovely park where you can take a Swan Boats ride and also visit the Make Way for Ducklings statues." See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Back Bay.
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