One of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Boston, Back Bay is famous for its architecturally significant buildings, including a series of Victorian brownstone homes. Back Bay is considered one of America’s most desirable areas, and it’s not uncommon to spot celebrities along the prime shopping streets. With that, one of the best ways to explore the neighborhood is to book a Back Bay photography tour, which will take you to the most important and significant buildings.
Some of the most exclusive real estate in Boston is located in Back Bay, which was once just a stagnant pool of water behind the Public Garden. Newbury Street, Boylston Street and Commonwealth Avenue are now among the most popular spots in the area.
Be sure to visit the Boston Public Garden, the largest and oldest botanical garden in the country, established in 1837. It's where many visitors start their tour of Back Bay. Another landmark to visit is the Old South Church at Copley Square, which holds local historical significance as one of the original meeting places of the Sons of Liberty during the Revolutionary War period, and it’s also an important example of classic Northern Italian Gothic architecture. Other buildings worth visiting in Back Bay include Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library, and the neighborhood is also home to the John Hancock Tower and Prudential Center, the two tallest buildings in Boston’s skyline. For shopping, hit Newbury Street, which runs the length of the entire neighborhood. This street is where you will find the historic brownstones and lots of shopping and restaurants.
The easiest ways to visit Back Bay in Boston is on the subway via the Orange and Green lines. It is highly recommended you don’t drive in Back Bay as traffic can be a nightmare, especially on Newbury Street.