A Haute Neighborhood Guide to Boston’s Back Bay

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Boston is a city that boasts numerous historic firsts–the first public park, the first public garden and first major municipal public library to name a few, all of which can all be found in Back Bay. Whether you are planning a weekend getaway or a week-long escape, here’s an insider’s guide to some of the must-see sights in Boston’s Back Bay that you won’t want to miss.

What to See:

Walking through Copley Square, you can’t miss Trinity Church, which was founded in 1733 and is the only church in the United States honored as one of the 10 most architecturally significant buildings in the country by a national poll of architects. 

Trinity ChurchPhoto Credit: Trinity Church

The Boston Public Library was the first large, free municipal library in the United States and now hosts a collection of 23 million items, including several first edition folios by William Shakespeare, original music scores from Mozart to Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf;” and, in its rare book collection, the personal library of John Adams. Be sure to visit The Courtyard Restaurant tucked inside the library for an afternoon tea or enjoy al fresco dining in the courtyard complete with a fountainside view.

Boston Public Library

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