Back Bay

It's easy to understand why the Back Bay is one of America's most desirable neighborhoods. Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue are lined with unique shops, trendy restaurants and vintage homes, 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. This bustling neighborhood also houses the two tallest members of Boston's skyline, the Prudential Center and the John Hancock Tower, in addition to architectural treasures such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library.

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Videos & Multimedia »

  • Remarks of Mayor Martin J. Walsh at The Tribute
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh delivers remarks at The Tribute for those affected by the tragic events of April 15, 2013.

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  • The Tribute: for those affected by the tragic events of April 15th, 2013
    Mayor Walsh is joined by Survivors, Rev. Liz Walker, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, former Mayor of Boston Thomas M. Menino, and Executive Director of the Boston Athletic Association Thomas Grilk, to pay tribute to those affected by the tragic events of April 15th, 2013. Watch Video »