Back Bay Shopping, Boston

Back Bay Shopping (Self Guided), Boston

Back Bay is the number one shopping district in Boston, a premier destination bursting with upmarket galleries, shops, boutiques, global mega-chains and cutting-edge designer stores. There is much to excite and tantalize the eager shopper.

Go to the picturesque Newbury Street where among the attractive 19th-century buildings are hundreds of retail outlets spread across eight blocks. They include bohemian stores, luxury brands and internationally famous designers. Whatever your fashion tastes you are bound to find what you are looking for here. Purchase the latest designs hot from the runways, pick up something a little out there or update your urban chic look.

Pause to take in the architectural beauty of the old buildings. While on the street your relaxation is taken care of in the intimate bistros and cafés. Newbury Street is also a good place to come to experience the exciting cosmopolitan flavor of the city.

Another great shopping destination is Boylston Street, famously the location of the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The thoroughfare is lined with a great selection of retailers as well as restaurants and pubs that cater for all tastes. This is a popular tourist destination that also occasionally attracts a few famous faces.
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Back Bay Shopping Map

Guide Name: Back Bay Shopping
Guide Location: USA » Boston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: vickyc
285 Newbury Street

1) 285 Newbury Street

Newbury Street corner with Gloucester Street

2) Newbury Street corner with Gloucester Street

Newbury Street

4) Newbury Street

Newbury Street

5) Newbury Street

33 Newbury Street

7) 33 Newbury Street

Boylston Street, Arlington Street Church

9) Boylston Street, Arlington Street Church

500 Boylston Street

10) 500 Boylston Street

Copley Square

11) Copley Square

Boylston Street, Old South Church

12) Boylston Street, Old South Church

Boylston Street

13) Boylston Street

Boylston Street

14) Boylston Street

941-955 Boylston Street

15) 941-955 Boylston Street

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