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Address: 560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3603

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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Shopping at its best

Best place to head into town to go shopping, lots of stores and higher end names here. Parking validated with purchases.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best place to head into town to go shopping, lots of stores and higher end names here. Parking validated with purchases.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We passed Copley Square on the Duck Tour and returned to visit it a couple of days later. Copley Square is named after the American painter John Singleton Copley and is the home of several notable buildings. The Boston Public Library, the historic Trinity Church and the John Hancock Tower, New England's tallest building are here.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Boston is an amazing city, because of the "big dig" most traffic is underground and the streets are very quiet for a major city. Copley square is an incredible mixture of traditional church Gothic for the cathedral reflected (literally) by the Glass fronted building opposite. Pedestrian walk lights however seem to be merely suggestions, nobody pays them any attention

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here to eat at Legal Seafood. This is a shopping mall that closes around 8 so get there early!

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Tel Aviv
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This square is interesting for the sake of the beautiful water fountain in its centre and the two impressive buildings on its sides, the library and the church. If its sunny and you are around come sit and enjoy lunch, otherwise, not a must

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Plover, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked through to find Legal Seafood. It was hard to find our way around there was no directory at the entrance, and we actually manged to get lost a few times. Of all the lovely places to go in Boston, this has a Walmart feel and I couldn't wait to get out of there!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Copley Square is a perfect location to stop and rest during your walking tour of Boston. Situated between the Back Bay and Boston's South End neighborhoods, this small square hosts farmers markets in warm weather and ice sculptures on New Years, and is close to the Boston Marathon finish line on Memorial Day. It's adjacent to one of Bostons most... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we saw them setting up for a concert and farmers market here on a saturday morning, looks like a hangout and local bus hub.

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North Greenbush, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to visit, shop and eat Mall close by with many quality stores. Street has ample window shopping and eateries.

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Copley Square is right in the middle of two beautiful churches, a park and on Friday there was a Farmer's market. Everyone seems to meet at the Square - busy, busy place.

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Back Bay
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.
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