Back Bay, one of Boston’s most enticing neighborhoods, runs from Newbury and Boylston Street to Commonwealth Avenue, and provides a unique destination suitable for all ages. With a wide variety of shops, restaurants, boutiques, and vintage homes, Back Bay never fails to provide Bostonians and tourists with a worthwhile experience.
If you are a shopper, Boylston and Newbury streets both offer high-end retail including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel. For college students on a budget, Back Bay shopping also offers stores such as H&M, Marshalls, Urban Outfitters, and Nordstrom Rack.
Not only are there many choices in shopping, there is also a wide variety of restaurant and dining options. Back Bay is steaming with options that are sure to delight any foodies’ palate. Restaurants include B. Good, a popular sandwich spot, Dirty Water Dough, one of the best pizza places on this side of town, and more upscale eateries such as Atlantic Fish Company and Papa Razzi.
If you enjoy scenic views, then Back Bay is the right stop for you. Right in the heart of Boston lies breathtaking architecture, such as the Boston Public Library, the John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church, and the Prudential Center. If you love the outdoors, stop for a while at Boston’s Public Garden right by the Charles River, which runs through the Back Bay neighborhood.
Boston is home to some of the most musically and artistically inclined people, with Berklee College of Music and Boston Architectural College both located in Back Bay. Berklee hosts various jazz festivals throughout the year, and many Berklee music students play around the city for free at different public events.
With over a handful of other colleges located within walking distance, Boston’s Back Bay is a hot-spot for all college students.