Welcome to the Back Bay Association

Our Mission

The primary focus of the Back Bay Association and its membership is to foster the continued commercial strength of the neighborhood and to initiate programs that improve, promote, and protect business in Back Bay. The Back Bay Association represents the interests of more than 400 member businesses, inclusive of every sector of the economy. The BBA is:

  • The epicenter of networking for Back Bay’s business and community leaders and the hub for news, promotions, and events around the neighborhood.
  • Back Bay’s strongest advocate for smart growth and community development, giving a voice to the neighborhood’s vibrant business community.
  • The liaison between our members and the public sector, facilitating a dialogue and providing leadership to improve the neighborhood.
  • A leader of strategic collaboration among neighborhood associations, business associations, merchants, residents, and the City of Boston.
  • The force behind neighborhood improvements, focusing on macro issues, such as transportation, zoning, licensing, permitting, civic improvements, and public safety, while also providing advocacy and support to individual member businesses. The Back Bay Association is your resource for business in Back Bay.
98th Annual Meeting

98th Annual Meeting – November 15th, 2021

The Back Bay Association hosted its 98th Annual Meeting on Monday, November 15th at The Colonnade Hotel.  Welcomed to the hotel by Ronald Druker, President of The Druker Company, the meeting was well-attended by the Back Bay Association Board of Directors and membership, and featured special guest Dr. M. Lee Pelton, President & CEO of the Boston Foundation engaged in an enlightening conversation with Boston Public Library President, David Leonard.  Dr. Pelton discussed what he termed the “triple pandemic” of Covid-19…  read the full article

Plan Your Visit

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.

Membership Benefits

The BBA is the advocate for your business in the highest levels of government in the City of Boston. It provides advice and consultation to individual members regarding zoning, licensing, permits, signage, parking, and transportation.