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Copley Square

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Address: 560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
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Anchored by the modern John Hancock building and the stately Trinity...

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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Nice place to begin

Many different attractions here, and this is a good hub to begin different walking tours from. The Hancock Tower is right here as well, Boston Symphony close by, shopping... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Staten Island, New York

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Miami, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice square surrounded by history and shopping. Nice to check out if you are in the area but not a must do if your time is limited while in Boston.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Many different attractions here, and this is a good hub to begin different walking tours from. The Hancock Tower is right here as well, Boston Symphony close by, shopping, Hotels.....

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Copley Square is a main street with lots of stores and restaurants. It nice for walking and sightseeing.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Day or night, the people of Boston gather here. By day, for the farmers market and the busses and benches. By night, just to gather and listen to music, or sit by the light of Boston to enjoy each other's company. Flanked by historic churches, the Boston Public Library, the Copley Plaza Hotel, this is an absolutely beautiful and ALIVE... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Copley Square is a really fun area to walk through. There is a farmer's market once a week. Also, there's tons of lunch spots nearby, and tables in the Square to sit on a nice day. People come to the green area on weekends for picnics etc.

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to experience in Boston. It features great public buildings, hotels and high end shops and is a good area to experience in the city which contrasts well with other more historical areas.

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Andover, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on New Year's Day so the ice sculptures from New Year's Eve were still there which was really cool to see. The Boston Library is right next to the square and worth a walk in. Trinity Church is on the square. It's free to look in the church and see the beauty of it. There's not much else... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Copley square for the NYE party - it was a great time! There was live music rocking out, ice sculptures, vendors, the mayor, minute men drummers, light shows, fireworks, and streamers. They had a parade leave from Copley too before the music went down and the streets were lined with people for miles and miles. If you have... More 

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Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A focal point to meet up with others plus the great buildings at either end - the church and the magnificent library building. Head up northeast on Boylston to the common and downtown. Newbury Street is only two blocks away or head south to the hotel/shopping complex and wander to the Prudential centre and area.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Lots of stores and restaurants beautiful city.Miss it there.Easy to get around as well.Have been to 4th of July before there is great for familes.

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Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.