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Things to Do in Back Bay, Boston

Back Bay Boston neighborhood

Boston’s Back Bay is a small section of Boston that is home to many popular sights and attractions for Boston locals and visitors to enjoy! With incredible shopping, sleeping, dining, and drinking you can’t go wrong with giving the Back Bay a visit.  

With several T stops throughout the neighborhood, the Back Bay is easily accessible from all other areas of Boston and a great place to book your stay! Here are some of the best recommendations for restaurants, shopping, attractions to see, and places to stay in Back Bay.  

See & Do

The Boston Public Library is one of the most beautiful libraries’ in the country. With about 24 million volumes and many electronic resources, it is the third-largest public library in the United States. Located on the corner of Dartmouth and Boylston Street, it is in a fantastic and easily accessible location. The library also features beautiful artwork and architecture throughout as well as a restaurant housed within it.  

Eat & Drink 

Back Bay has many terrific restaurants and bars to enjoy! Clery’s, located on Dartmouth Street is one of the best restaurants located in the Back Bay. Clery’s is filled with delicious food and drinks, as well as some of the best service around! Visit Clery’s for game day viewing parties with food and drink specials all season long. You can also enjoy a live DJ Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm – 2am and weekly trivia nights! Make a reservation with Clery’s anytime on OpenTable! 


There are many hotels within the Back Bay area that are fantastic and will provide you a fun and comfortable stay. 5 of the top-rated hotels in Back Bay area:  

  1. Fairmont Copley Plaza 

  1. The Westin Copley Place 

  1. The Lenox Hotel 

  1. Loews Boston Hotel 

  1. The Colonnade Hotel 

Visit any of these hotels for stellar customer service, tasty restaurants, beautiful bars, and a spacious and comfortable room! 

If you’re looking to stay in an Airbnb there are also many Airbnb’s listed in the Back Bay area.  


Shopping in the Back Bay is more than a single day affair. Some of the best shopping in Boston is located in the Back Bay. The Prudential Center and Newbury Street are two of the most popular shopping places in the city. They are located just a street over from each other so no matter where you start you’ll easily be able to access the other one. You’ll find some of the best-named brands, stores, and designers at The Prudential Center and on Newbury Street!