The Back Bay is home to Boston’s finest shops and restaurants. The plan of the Back Bay was significantly influenced by Hausman’s renovation of Paris, with parallel tree-lined avenues, and stately 19th century brownstones and rowhouses. There are many significant cultural and educational institutions here, like The Boston Public Library, Copley Square, and Trinity Church. Adding to the appeal of this beautiful neighborhood are the parks and open green spaces, notably The Boston Public Garden, Charles River Esplanade, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Newbury Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, is home to hundreds of boutiques, galleries, and dining destinations.