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1,163 Apartments for rent near Back Bay, Boston, MA

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30 Dalton Photo Gallery 1
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16 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$3,808
669 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,865
1106 sqft
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1-3 bedroom apartments available in centrally located complex, near I-90, Highway 9, Boston Common, Fenway Park and Green Line MBTA stops. In-unit laundry and air conditioning. Parking available.
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Garrison Square Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$4,695
915 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,250
1017 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$6,971
1308 sqft
A luxury community in trendy Back Bay. On-site amenities include a rooftop lounge, intimate courtyard gardens and elegant lobby amenities. Apartments feature satin wood flooring, wood-burning fireplaces and a high-end kitchen.
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28 Exeter at Newbury Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,782
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,498
940 sqft
Enter one of Boston’s best Back Bay luxury apartment complexes in the form of 28 Exeter at Newbury. Located near the shops and cafés of Newbury Street, the Boston Public Library and the Public Garden, the building offers convenient access to everything the Back Bay has to offer. We offer two and one-bedroom luxury units located in the heart of Back Bay Boston.Built-in 1979, this 102,000-square-foot, nine-story luxury mid-rise has 96 one and two-bedroom apartments and is located in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay, on the corner of Newbury and Exeter Streets. The property has been continually upgraded to feature granite countertops, hardwood floors, energy star appliances, and new kitchens and bathrooms. The property offers 24/7 concierge service, as well as a smoke-free, pet-friendly environment.
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Avalon at Prudential Center Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,075
543 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,835
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,358
1215 sqft
Studios and 1-2 bedroom apartments located in the Back Bay. Apartments have great views from their balconies, plus features like granite counters and hardwood floors. Just a block from the Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
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AVA Back Bay Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,035
543 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,800
840 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,240
1243 sqft
Spacious layouts with beautiful wood flooring, energy efficient windows and ample storage. 24-hour fitness center. Heat, water and air conditioning included. Pet- friendly and eco-friendly living with on-site recycling.
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Avalon Exeter Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,565
435 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$5,580
1260 sqft
Pet-friendly studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments near Charles River Basin in Boston, MA. Luxury homes in 28-story tower with easy access to Mass Pike, transit, shopping and dining. Modern kitchens.
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778 Boylston Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$8,300
1474 sqft
778 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 - 2 BR 2.5 BA Apartment. Listing uploaded and marketed by Grant Gardner, Stuart St James, (617) 849-6117. Available from: 11/23/2022. Pets: Cats, Small dogs, Large dogs allowed. This stunning 2-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom residence at The Mandarin Oriental. This spectacular home is one of a few rental units in the 778 Boylston Building. Its 1500+/- square-foot floor plan incorporates an oversized living and dining area, large master suite, separate formal dining area, custom built in closets and galley kitchen. In addition, the second bed room serves as its own suite. As a resident, enjoy access to all Mandarin Oriental amenities plus 1 Valet Garage Parking Spot. Direct Indoor access to the Prudential Center and the Mandarin Hotel Lobby. [ Published 5-Dec-22 / ID 3919707 ] Listing Syndication via Reallyo.com
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127 Saint Botolph Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,350
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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127 Saint Botolph Street Apt #3, Boston, MA 02115 - 1 BR 1 BA Apartment. Listing uploaded and marketed by Steve Mcavenia, Red Tree Real Estate, (617) 319-5787. Available from: 11/17/2022. Pets: Cats, Small dogs allowed. *** A VIDEO TOUR of this APT. is AVAILABLE *** (And of Many of my Other Apt. Listings) PLEASE CONTACT ME and I'LL BE HAPPY to SEND it to YOU. Available NOVEMBER. SAINT BOTOLPH ST. / On the BORDER of the BACK BAY and SOUTH END. SPACIOUS 1 BEDROOM with RENOVATED KITCHEN & BATH. LAUNDRY in the Unit! OPEN KITCHEN with STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES & QUARTZ COUNTERTOPS. FRONT-FACING BAY WINDOWS and ORNAMENTAL FIREPLACE in the LIVING ROOM. RENOVATED BATHROOM with WALK-IN SHOWER. EXPOSED BRICK in the BEDROOM. HARDWOOD FLOORD Throughout. LOTSA' CLOSET SPACE. HEAT & HOT WATER Included in RENT. PET FRIENDLY! PARKING AVAILABLE. EXCEPTIONAL LOCATION. LIVE on a QUIET STREET CLOSE to EVERYTHING. 5 MINUTE WALK to the PRUDENTIAL "T" STOP. (CONVENIENT to): NEWBURY ST. & COPLEY SQ., SYMPHONY HALL, All of SOUTH END'S GREAT RESTAURANTS, and More. [ Published 5-Dec-22 / ID 3918177 ] Listing Syndication via Reallyo.com
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320 Marlborough St. Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$4,720
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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APL57348245 - Live In the heart of Boston where the Back Bay meets Kenmore Sq. Area & Fenway. A short walk to the Orange Line.
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50 Hereford St. Photo Gallery 1
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$2,500
1 Bedroom
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365 Beacon Street Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$5,900
1725 sqft
This spacious 3bed/1.5 bath unit is located on the quiet, lovely tree-lined Beacon street in the heart of Back Bay, the most historic and sought after neighborhoods. Sitting in the 2nd floor of an immaculate brownstone, it has gorgeous front facing living room with high ceilings, updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms are nicely renovated. Other rare features include the convenient in-unit laundry (Bosh washer and dryer), delightful private deck in the back, and plenty storage space. Less than 10 min walk to Copley Station (green line), grocery stores (Trader Joe's, Star Market, etc.), CVS Pharmacy, best restaurants and popular entertainment and shops in Newbury St. Heat and hot water included. Pets negotiable. Private off-street parking space available for rent ($350/mon).
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56 Harcourt St. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$5,601
1026 sqft
APL57348242 - 9Ft. Ceilings Air Conditioning (Central) Breakfast Bar Cable or Satellite Available Individual Climate Control Climate Control Dryer Fireplace Large Closets Range (Electric) Refrigerator Washer Washing Machine Accepts Credit Cards (Fee Applies) Concierge Services Covered Parking Electronic Rent Payment (ACH) Elevator Free WiFi (in common areas) High Speed Internet Housekeeping Housing Advantage Limited Access On-Site Maintenance On-Site Management On-Site Storage Playground Vintage Community NO FEE
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167 Beacon Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,200
531 sqft
APL57184748 - This gorgeous first floor/parlor level condo boasts an updated kitchen with granite counters and breakfast bar, updated cabinets, a dishwasher and an in-unit washer and dryer. The open living area features glorious 12 foot high ceilings, exposed brick, a decorative fireplace, and warm wood floors. Be in the heart of the historic Back Bay. Just steps to the Charles River, Boston Commons, Boston Public Garden, the T, Storrow Drive and all the amazing restaurants and shopping Boston has to offer. Great opportunity to live in a quintessential Back Bay beauty! This parlor level (12 foot ceilings) true one bedroom CONDO quality unit features updated kitchen with granite countertops, breakfast bar along with dishwasher. In unit laundry, gorgeous hardwood floors throughout and exposed brick with decorative fireplace. Be in the heart of historic Back Bay and just steps to the Charles River, Boston Commons, Boston Public Garden, the T, Storrow Drive and all the amazing restaurants and shopping Boston has to offer. Heat and hot water included.
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34 Fairfield Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$4,500
APL57265790 - Recently developed Luxurious two bedroom. The entire unit was redone with exquisite and high-end furnishings. Beautiful granite counters in the kitchen which is equipped with a gas stove, dishwasher, disposal and wine cooler. Bathroom is all ultra-modern with marble heated floors, multiple fixtures in the shower including rain, anti-fog mirror with lighting and brand new front loading washer and dryer. Light pours in the windows across the main room with the decorative fireplace. The unit has a very open and comfortable flow. Both bedrooms are comfortable with one featuring a loft and access to the large private deck. The deck has a custom build planter for private gardening. Overall, Simply Stunning! Available June 15th or July 1st.
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32 Hereford Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$3,000
APL57265767 - Walk through a private entrance equipped with Ring alarm system into your own oasis in the heart of Back Bay. Fenced courtyard and included grill gets you away from the hustle and bustle while still being a stones throw away from everything Back Bay has to offer! This sun-kissed, large 1-bed plus office has a recently renovated bathroom, private in-unit laundry, and updated kitchen appliances with dishwasher. Windows on three sides draw in plenty of cheerful natural light! Rent includes heat and hot water. First month, last month, security, and broker fee (to be split with cooperating broker) due upon signing. No undergraduates or roommates.
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194 Marlborough St. Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,800
APL57265760 - Front-facing, completely renovated unit with open layout, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, and recently installed full-size washer & dryer in-unit. Not a traditional studio. Unit has separate sleeping area. Located below grade but high ceilings & no basement feel. Charming unit with exposed brick, decorative fireplace & built-ins. Perfect location near Green/Orange line; easy commute to Longwood Medical & steps to Newbury St. shops. Condo association does not allow short term rentals or pets for tenants. Heat & water included in rent. Good closet / storage space.
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12 Hereford St. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$5,800
1100 sqft
APL57265759 - Available January 1st, don't miss this elegant and sophisticated 2 bed 1.5 bath Back Bay stunner. This unit has everything, including direct elevator access, deeded parking space (vehicle must be less than 188 inches) primary bedroom with solarium windows, in unit washer and dryer, two fireplaces, double closets, central heat and a/c with smart thermostat, architecturally significant windows, storage pantry, and hardwood floors throughout, all located on coveted Hereford Street in Back Bay. Short walk to Charles River, Newbury Street shops, Prudential Center, Kendall Square/MIT and Green Line T and Back Bay Station. The unit and building are simply stunning. First, Last, Security and Broker Fee due at lease signing. Association must approve all prospective tenants. Video walk through available by request.
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7 Harcourt St. Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$5,275
937 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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163 Beacon St. Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,495
435 sqft
1 Bedroom
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122 Beacon St. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$6,600
1264 sqft
APL57143867 - Riverside Beacon! Beautiful 2 bed 2 bath in Back Bay with parking, shared roof deck, direct elevator and additional storage! Floor-through apartment with hardwood floors, high ceilings, in-unit laundry, expansive living room with unobstructed views of Charles River and Hatch Shell, updated kitchen complete with a dishwasher, sunny bedrooms with ample storage and views of Back Bay. Primary bedroom is large enough for a king-size bed, and features en-suite bath with a tub. Second bathroom is complete with a walk-in shower. Just a flight of stairs takes you to the shared roof deck with views of Boston and Cambridge. Single parking space included, Heat and hot water are included in the rent as well. Enjoy the fireworks and listening to concerts at the Hatch Shell. This is not to be missed.
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8 garrison Photo Gallery 1
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$2,500
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
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APL56576894 - This front facing, Back Bay renovated studio is conveniently located in an elevator building on Garrison St! Featuring hardwood floors, high ceilings, updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances. The floor plan allows for living and bedroom area. It is a Professionally managed building with laundry and Heat and hot water included. The best location to take advantage of all the Back Bay and the South End have to offer, and steps to The Pru and the T!
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337 Beacon St. Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$3,000
680 sqft
1 Bedroom
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APL52452548 - FURNISHED RENTAL, SHORT OR LONG-TERM, UTILITIES INCLUDED Stay in one of the most affluent Boston neighborhoods located in the heart of the city. The Back Bay is defined as a "walkers and riders paradise" and provides easy access to landmarks such as Copley Square, the Prudential Center, and the Boston Public Library. The high first-floor unit features hardwood floors, soaring ceilings, bay windows with a dining table, a queen-size canopy bed, a flat-screen television, fully equipped kitchen with a Keurig coffee maker. coin-op laundry and pets are negotiable. Looking forward to your stay.
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140 Newbury St. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$5,900
APL55070073 - One of a kind 2 bedroom, 2 bath Penthouse w/ direct elevator access on Newbury St! Main living space is front facing, has high ceilings, fireplace with a private balcony overlooking Newbury Street. Kitchen has a farmhouse sink, copper hood, appliances include Sub-zero fridge, Bosch range and dishwasher. Newly finished hardwood floors throughout, walk in closet, soaking tub, fireplace in bedroom, ample storage, central air conditioning, and washer/dryer in unit. Heat included in rent. This building and apartment feels like a true home, located in the heart of Back Bay, on Newbury Street between Clarendon St and Dartmouth St, only a block away from Copley Square. 2,000+ Sq ft.
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106 Marlborough Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$5,000
900 sqft
APL55270833 - Looking for a short-term rental, look no further! This beautiful floor-through two-bedroom on Marlborough St with great light and high ceilings. Direct elevator access to the unit. The unit features an updated kitchen with a bathroom recently renovated. Ample storage throughout including a walk-in closet in the primary bedroom. Laundry in building and hookups in unit. Fully furnished. Walkthrough video available upon request.Heat, hot water, and electricity included.
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What is the current price range for one-bedroom apartments in Back Bay?

Rental pricing for one-bedroom apartments in Back Bay ranges from $2,900 to $5,400 with an average rent of $4,119.

What is the current price range for two-bedroom apartments in Back Bay?

Rental pricing for two-bedroom apartments in Back Bay ranges from $4,500 to $11,700 with an average rent of $6,323.

How many apartments are currently available for rent in Back Bay?

There are 1,163 apartments currently available for rent in Back Bay.
Back Bay
Neighborhood Guide
Renting in Back Bay, Boston, MA

Boston's most iconic neighborhood is home to sites like the Public Garden, where tree-lined streets envelop residents in a blanket of green space in the city. At just two miles from downtown Boston, Back Bay offers a walkable neighborhood where everything is at your fingertips from history to shopping.

It's hard to believe the area of Back Bay was once a swamp up until the 1800s. After the city grew overcrowded, poor immigrants from Ireland and beyond moved into the area. It wasn't long before Boston's elite realized the potential of the area and the cozy enclave it offered from the rest of the city.

After a brief exodus to the suburbs, locals came back to Back Bay, MA, to stay. The area is now built-up with coffee shops, bars, restaurants, elite shopping, and everything you could need against a stunning backdrop of colorful tulips and tree-lined streets. It’s hard to find a bad street in Back Bay to live on, however, you will pay higher prices near Boston Public Garden. Find your own apartment in Back Bay to live a fantasy scene right out of a movie where historic townhouses reign.

Transportation

Driving in Back Bay

Driving along Commonwealth Avenue takes you through the thick of the neighborhood and to Boston Public Garden. You can also hop on I-90 in Back Bay and sail over the Charles River to Memorial Drive and Massachusetts of Institute of Technology. Expect traffic anywhere you drive in Boston, but Back Bay is so stunning you might not mind the wait.

It is possible to find street parking in Back Bay, however, it will likely be a constant battle of beating the meters and moving your car for weekly street cleaning. Parking garages and monthly spots are less common but are possible to find in some areas of Back Bay. Although winters are harsh around Boston, Back Bay is a gorgeous place to take a walk and get everywhere you need to go, making it easy to forgo a car altogether.

Back Bay Public Transportation

Getting around by foot or public transportation is easy when you live in Back Bay. Hop on the Green Line to get to Symphony Hall, Hynes Convention Center, Copley Square, and other stops. The Orange Line also cruises along Massachusetts Avenue stretch just past the neighborhood boundaries for a quick commute. A commuter line is also available to areas like Providence. Ridesharing options are also available around Boston, like Lyft and Uber, as well as taxis.

Finding an apartment in Back Bay, Boston is competitive, where newcomers are looking for their own slice of this iconic Boston neighborhood. Bring along your apartment paperwork and deposit to move quickly on the best deals and get ready to live in the middle of Boston's rich history and beauty.

Demographics

Living in Back Bay, MA comes with a monied reputation where rents are notoriously high. Although the neighborhood is a desirable and pricey place to live, the apartment rents in Back Bay aren't much different from nearby communities.

If you love the idea of Back Bay, take a look at the charming brownstones where students from nearby Boston University, Northwestern, and other universities are called neighbors. You'll also find young professionals with an impressive salary and well-heeled retirees settling in to enjoy Back Bay living. More locals looking for Back Bay living are also looking into nearby Fenway and the South End area to find more options in their dream city.

Top Tourist Attractions

Some of Boston's top tourist attractions are found scattered throughout Back Bay, making it a playground for locals and tourists alike. Head to Copley Square to see the 1800s National Historic Landmark of Trinity Church. The square is also a perfect spot to relax on a weekend afternoon, where there's always something happening from informational exhibits to performances.

Back Bay is also home to the Boston Public Library, the first free, large municipal library in the United States. There's more to delight your artist endeavors at the Museum of Fine Arts with works from Claude Monet, a dedicated Arts of Islamic Cultures Gallery, ancient coins, and arts and crafts of America, among others.

Newbury Street is the place to find designer boutiques, art galleries, and cafes for a day of shopping and catching up with friends. You could spend the day just soaking up Newbury Street and spilling into the rest of Back Bay, so make time to connect with the neighborhood and get to know your new home.

Parks and Recreation

Beyond the rich history, Copley Square also offers an expanse of green space for a lazy morning coffee and chatting with neighbors. However, Boston Public Garden isn't just a park in Back Bay, it's a premier Victorian-era garden that draws scores of international visitors every year. Swan Boats glide along the lagoon, and resident swans and ducks come by to graze on stray bread crumbs.

During springtime, a carpet of vibrant tulips dazzles residents relieved to shed the wintery Boston days. Kids and grown-ups alike love the golden "Make Way for Ducklings" statues from the popular children's book. On Mother's Day, toddlers dress up as ducks and march in the Duckling Day parade.

Just beyond Boston Public Garden lies Boston Common that encroaches into downtown. As the oldest public park in the country, Boston Common was established in 1634 and the start of the historic Freedom Trail. When visitors come to see your new life in Back Bay, take them on a Freedom Trail tour that winds through Boston Common to learn more about the history of the city.