The Beauty of Back Bay Boston

Prior to our recent trip to Boston, I had only been once February, so as you can imagine I wasn't a fan as I nearly froze. Our trip in late August was very different and I fell in love with Back Bay. We took the train from New York City directly to the Back Bay station and were on Commonwealth Avenue in less than 10 minutes. 

We were lucky enough to get a room at The Eliot Hotel, built by Harvard University in 1925 and named after Harvard's 21st President, Charles William Eliot. This historic gem is also very puppy friendly; they even upgraded us to a suite so that Dapper could have more space to roam around! This hotel is also very close to Atlantic Fish Co., which makes the best fried oysters I've ever had.

As soon as we got settled out came the camera and walking shoes. We started our stroll on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall and were immediately surrounded by rows of grand Victorian townhomes with gorgeous doors, iron gates, and flowers. Many of the mansions have remained private residences, for example, the Burrage Mansion (detail pic above), which is currently listed for $7,500,00.00 while others have been converted into spacious modern condos, like 35 Commonwealth Ave, where the penthouse is listed for $15,500,000.00. I was captured by the intricate and unique details of each townhome and am excited to share my favorites with you along with several beautiful images of the Public Garden and Louisburg Square in Beacon Hill. I hope these images inspire you to experience the beauty of Back Bay & Beacon Hill in Boston for yourself!

TravelElizabeth GillComment