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Copley Square

Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #37 of 209 attractions in Boston
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping, City walk sightseeing, Walking, Nightlife
Description: Anchored by the modern John Hancock building and the stately Trinity Church, this area is known for its upscale restaurants and stores.
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El Paso, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful with two Gothic-style churches, Boston Public Library, and an eclectic crowd going to and fro to watch from a comfortable park bench. A favorite place to just chill after a day of touring. The gardens and fountains make it even more relaxing. At twilight it was a real treat.

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Tampa, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I stayed at the Fairmont @ Copley Square and the location is fantastic. The buildings are beautiful (both new and old). Flour Bakery is nearby as is of course multiple Dunkin Donuts for the natives. The park is small but pretty and the public library is right there. You can eat a great Brazilian dinner at Fogo De Chao across... More

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Iowa City
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129 reviews 129 reviews
79 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Copley Square is a central location for sites such as Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library. It's close to plenty of shopping and restaurants in the beautify Back Bay. It's only a couple stops from the art museums on the green line. Copley Square is a destination in and of itself where you can next to the fountain and... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,394 reviews 1,394 reviews
702 attraction reviews
724 helpful votes 724 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is one of my fav areas to visit in Boston. After you explore downtown area, Freedom trail and waterfront you have to go to Copley Square. The architecture is awesome. In one of the sides you have the public library and in the other some skyscrapers next to old small scale style buildings. It a nice mixture of architectonic... More

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I was alone one afternoon in downtown Boston so I walked to Copley Square. I bought a lavender lemonade from one of the vendors at the market. They have an outdoor market around the square on Tuesdays and Fridays during the summer months. It is the best people watching spot, I sat on a park bench in the shade and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This is one of my favorite spots in Boston to sit and read. Most of the time I people watch. This is the hub of the city with all the people walking by. Every Tuesday and Friday from May through November is a farmers market. There are plenty of benches to sit and relax or just bring a blanket. Plenty... More

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Trento, Italy
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Lovely place with lot of interesting buildings. It has been one of my favorite spots for taking night shots of Boston. Worth to visit both during the day and the night.

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Austin, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Copley Square is a beautiful space in the center of Boston. There are historical buildings, green spaces, restaurants and more. It is a great place to learn about the history of Boston. it is a great place to people watch and or sit and relax.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had a wonderful time walking around Copley Square park after a full day of sitting in a business meeting. What a nice place to hang out, see some historical statues, people watch, and enjoy the peace.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I stayed here during the boston marathon weekend great location with wonderful staff. The hotel is a boutique hotel that's a hundred years old obviously it was renovated. Rooms are more if a European size rather than American size. Very small gym. They charge 43$ for over night parking as every hotel in the area. Other than that it was... More

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