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Things to Do in Boston's Trendy Back Bay

By: Hotel Revere Boston / 01 Mar 2023
Things to Do in Bostons Trendy Back Bay
Upscale shopping, hip dining, and vibrant nightlife are just the beginning of the allures of Boston's fashionable Back Bay. Explore art galleries, patio cafes, and designer boutiques in elegant brownstones and brick townhouses. The best of 1800s architecture, gorgeous parks, and a cosmopolitan vibe merge to make this trendy neighborhood the place for shopping, dining, and sightseeing in Boston.
 

Explore Trinity Church

Founded in 1733, Trinity Church is a masterpiece of American architecture. The fully-refurbished church is celebrated as one of America's top 10 buildings, boasting exquisite stained-glass windows, an exceptional statuary, and hand-carved wood throughout.
 

Visit the Boston Public Library

Opposite the magnificent Trinity Church in Copley Square stands the Boston Public Library. Opened in 1852, "the palace for the people" has mesmerized visitors ever since. Every facet of this jewel shines bright, from the marble-inlaid floors to the soaring mosaic ceiling tiles and vaulted archways. The Library displays many historic artifacts, including first edition folios by William Shakespeare and original music scores from Mozart.
 

See Boston from the Skywalk Observatory at Prudential Center

Ride up to the 3-story observatory and be wowed by panoramic views of Boston. Occupying the 50th, 51st, and 52nd floors of the iconic Prudential Center skyscraper, the observation deck offers mesmerizing vistas and sunset cocktails indoors and out.
 

Experience the Mapparium

A three-story model of the globe presents a unique view of our world from the inside. Traverse the 30-foot diameter stained glass globe across a glass bridge. Experience this genuine representation of the world in 1935, with true relative size and distance faithfully depicted.
 

Browse the Copley Square Farmers Market

Boston's biggest farmer's market boasts a vibrant selection of fresh-from-the-fields produce, vegetables, baked goods, ready-to-eat meals, and hand-crafted products. An ideal stop for locavores, this twice-weekly Boston event happens Tuesdays and Fridays. Historic Copley Square in the Back Bay also hosts many concerts and annual events, including First Night, the Christmas tree lighting, and the Boston Summer Arts Weekend.
 

Enjoy The Bebop

This Irish pub offers delicious food, live music, and weekly comedy nights. A popular Back Bay destination for musicians and fans, The Bebop serves lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends, with live music every night of the week.
 

Shopping Spree at Copley Place Mall

Boston's premier luxury shopping destination is a multi-story shopping mall with 75 stores, including Neiman Marcus, Tiffany & Co., Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Tourneau, and much more. The upscale shopping center in Boston's Back Bay also offers exceptional restaurants.
 

Walk the Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile brick path that begins in the elegant Back Bay and winds from Boston Common through the North End to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Walk to the nation's most important historical sites, museums, parks, meeting houses, and markers telling the story of the American Revolution and Boston. See the Paul Revere House, Faneuil Hall, the Old State House, and 16 historic attractions, and check out the Black Heritage Trail near the Park Street Church.
 

Pop Up to Rooftop @ Revere

Sip and snack while overlooking Back Bay on the swanky rooftop lounge of the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Lounge in luxurious sofas and cabanas while enjoying hand-crafted cocktails and seasonal fare at the Rooftop @ Revere, Boston's largest rooftop bar.
 

Headquarter in Luxury at Revere Hotel Boston Common

Revere Hotel Boston Common is an urban refuge and your home base for exploring the Back Bay. Exuding the rebellious spirit of Boston, this Back Bay hotel offers luxury rooms and suites overlooking the State House and the iconic Boston Harbor and a modern tavern eatery, Rebel's Guild. Just steps from Boston Common, Boston Public Garden, Copley Square, and the Theater District, you'll be in the heart of Boston's history, culture, fashion, and nightlife.
 
Whether you are craving a local adventure, a romantic getaway, or local dining experiences, Revere Hotel offers travel-inspired specials and packages to put you in the mood.

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