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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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Close to so much of the shopping and history of Boston

I'm not sure if there are more historic churches or stores in the area, but it's part of the true heart of the hub. The public library, Trinity Church, and Copley Square shopping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not sure if there are more historic churches or stores in the area, but it's part of the true heart of the hub. The public library, Trinity Church, and Copley Square shopping make it a must see part of the city.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of things to see and do. When leaving, catching the inbound is a bit confusing. There are two out bounds across the street from each other, the inbound is across another street, a bit diagonally. I kept asking folks how to get to it. Across the street was not specific enough, thus I had to catch someone coming out... More 

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We happen upon this area while there was a farmers market, which I think is on Tuesdays and Fridays. It was just the right amount of people and people watching. I would recommend going to this area for a nice leisurely walk. It was great to see all the churches and it was easy to get to the Boston Library... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whether you're a lover of architecture, parks, libraries, restaurants, or just people watching, you'll find it all in Copley Square. Bordered by such architectural beauties as Trinity Church, The Boston Public Library, and the former John Hancock Building, you'll be able to take in a variety of architectural styles. Be sure to go inside Trinity Church and the BPL -... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Copley Square is just that, a square with a little park, a fountain, and some seating. That being said, it's a great center of the city and a must-visit location. It's surrounded by Trinity Church (beautiful), 200 Clarendon (formerly the Hancock Tower, and the tallest building in New England), and the Boston Public Library. Good for pictures or just to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very eclectic area part of town. great food choices and awesome watering holes too. Easy access party part of town.

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

I came here with some friends for lunch and had a nice time. With so many restaurants on Boylston, you have some options for a picnic. Come Tuesday or Friday for a Farmer's Market and get some fresh produce!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There's so much to see in. The city and Copley place is a great spot. Lots of shopping, great restaurants and people watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great area of the city to stay in, especially over the 4th of July. Easy access to lots of history and great area to watch the fireworks from a hotel room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful to see Trinity Church and right across from the Boston Public Library. However,, there are quite a few street people at times which approach everyone for money.

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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.