Back Bay is located just southwest of downtown Boston along the southern side of the Charles River. The area is home to some of the best restaurants in the entire city with their fresh lobster and clam chowder. Boston University even extends out to the western-most side of the neighborhood.
There’s also no shortage of things to do with Fenway Park, the Boston Public Library and the Boston Public Garden being inside the borders of the neighborhood. The area is also incredibly scenic with the views of the Charles River being visible from anywhere in Back Bay. With the diversity and expansive events and activities, Back Bay is sure to check every box off your list.
Back Bay is bordered to the northwest by the Charles River and the northeast by Arlington Street. The southeast extends to Columbus Avenue, and the western edge is Massachusetts Avenue and goes as far west as Charlesgate Park.
When in Boston, lobster and clam chowder are a must. Lobstah On A Roll is the #1 rated restaurant in all of Back Bay and one of the best in the entire city.
This quaint coffee and pastry shop is a go-to for locals. It’s also a popular stop for breakfast and lunch; and their sandwiches are made fresh daily.
Sounds like a weird combo, right? Picco specializes in classic Neapolitan pizza and a solid scoop of ice cream after a few slices.
This Italian Wine Bar is one of the highest-rated places in all of Boston. Their popular dishes are great to enjoy inside or outside on their beautiful outdoor patio.
Located on the border of Back Bay and South End, this wine bar serves tapas (small plates), which are ideal for sharing. Live music on the weekend is also a huge plus.