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Feb 28, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mardi Gras Masquerade Party @ Lir | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
Mardi Gras ~~~ Fat Tuesday ~~~ Carnivale Whatever you call it, it translates to the same Fabulous and Mysterious last hurrah before Lent!! It’s not just New Orleans and Rio that will have all of[...]
Book Event: Darkness Falls on the Land of Light @ New England Historic Genealogical Society  | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
6:00 pm
The 1740s and 1750s were the dark night of the New England soul, as men and women groped toward a restructured religious order. Conflict transformed inclusive parishes into exclusive networks of combative spiritual seekers. Then[...]
Member Event: Tour Shakespeare Unauthorized @ McKim Exhibition Hall at the Boston Public Library | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
10:00 am
Join Us for a Private Tour of Shakespeare Unauthorized at the Boston Public Library March 2, 2017 700 Boylston Street McKim Exhibition Hall Two tours are available exclusively for Back Bay Association members at 10:00[...]
Opening Reception: Raw, Portraits of Artists @ French Cultural Center | Boston | Massachusetts | United States
7:00 pm
Exclusive Artist Lecture: Thursday, March 2 at 6:00 PMLecture will be in French with English (consecutive translation)Opening Reception and La Francophonie Kickoff: Thursday, March 2 at 7:00 PM The opening reception will be preceded by an exclusive artist lecture at[...]


Getting Here
HomePg_PlanYourVisit_GettingHereTN_01Getting here might be half the fun, but not nearly as much fun as being here. There are many different transportation modalities available to you for getting to Boston’s Back Bay. By car, the MBTA, bus, trains, and taxis. If you’re staying close enough, you can walk — or simply step outside.
Where to Stay
HomePg_PlanYourVisit_WhereToStayTN_01Boston’s Back Bay is a destination with places to stay that are among the finest in the world. Making the Back Bay the center of your stay in the city affords you not only beautiful accommodations, but access to all that Boston has to offer — much of it within walking distance. See the list of where to stay.
Shopping & Dining
HomePg_PlanYourVisit_Shopping&DiningTN_01The Back Bay is legendary for shopping and dining. Some of the best in the world for retail, browsing, window shopping, art galleries, and so much more. Restaurants are on every block — casual to formal, and provide a wide array of cuisines to choose from.
Attractions & Culture
HomePg_PlanYourVisit_Attractions&CultureTN_01You can’t beat Boston, and especially the Back Bay for attractions and culture. You could stay in the area for a week and still not see it all, plus what’s within reach for you throughout the Boston area.
Parks & Green Spaces
HomePg_PlanYourVisit_Parks&GreenSpacesTN_01Parks and green spaces abound in Boston’s Back Bay. Every season of the year offers a cityscape that’s second to none for visiting and strolling.


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