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Copley Square

Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 (Back Bay)
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Ranked #35 of 208 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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Derby, Kansas
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213 reviews 213 reviews
80 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Such a pretty square of green amidst a bustling city! Trinity Church edges the square with its grand façade as well as the Boston Library.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Copley is great to stay, eat, explore and shop. Fantastic restaurants are at every turn and there are hundreds of great shops all around.

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Mexicali, Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This place is full of life, there is a lot to see, local farms bring in good stuff. Sometimes there are political/religious public manifestations and I guess it is fitting to be in the cradle of liberty and seeing this going on.

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El Paso, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Coto de Caza, California
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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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1,404 reviews 1,404 reviews
709 attraction reviews
734 helpful votes 734 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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