Boylston Street is a popular dining and shopping area in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. It is always bustling with activity, and overflowing bars and restaurants make this a good spot to enjoy a lively evening. You can also taste everything from local seafood to international specialties in the area, or shop some of the most luxury fashion brands.
It was named for Ward Nicholas Boylston in the 18th century, but was known prior as both Frog Lane and Common Street. Many Boston landmarks can be found on Boylston Street, including the Boston Public Library and Public Garden, as well as Emerson College and the Berklee College of Music.
It is the final stretch at the end of the Boston Marathon, and a small memorial for the victims of the bombings can be seen in remembrance of those who lost their lives.
Boylston Street runs west to east from the intersection of Park Drive and Brookline Avenue. It is accessible at the Boylston Street Station on both the green and silver metro lines. The street runs parallel to Newbury Street.