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Copley Square

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Address: 560 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116-3603
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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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We stopped here as part of a private tour (wonderful tour/different review) and stood just about center square to gaze at beautiful architecture and bustling crowds. The farmers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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Moon Township, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here as part of a private tour (wonderful tour/different review) and stood just about center square to gaze at beautiful architecture and bustling crowds. The farmers market filled about half of the space with a few tables to sit at for lunch. Great people watching area and a good confluence of tourist and local.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Copley Square was alive with activity. Surrounded by the Trinity Church, John Handcock tower, and Boston Public Library, there is a lot of beautiful buildings to look at. Our 17 month old loved chasing the pigeons in the grass and sitting on top of the tortoise and the hare statues. We found a great place to eat across the street... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A delightful place to promenade, shop, eat and watch the world go by! Trinity Church is reflected in all the buildings around it and makes a beautiful postcard class picture, even for people with a phone instead of a real camera! They have farmers markets,there and you can get a great coffee down the road from an Aussie coffee barista,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An important tourist hub adjacent to the library, Trinity Church and modern buildings. During our visit there was a wonderful famers' market where locals and tourist bought fresh produce and homemade products.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You'll feel like you're in Europe as the facility is replete with artwork throughout, including the ceiling paintings and frescoes. OUTSTANDING location in the Back Bay area, right across the street from the Boston Library and a large mall integrated into the Marriott Hotel complex across the street. A 1.5 mile walk to Fenway for a Red Sox game which... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This greened area is located in a perfect spot between trinity church and Boston library...across from the fictional "Tipton" hotel. Place can be so beautiful...just seemed it was in bad shape. Not too bad, just a little , could of been due to dog poop smell and heat ...it was hot and the green looked a little burnt...but this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very pretty area, we were so lucky our hotel was located right in the middle of the square. Trinity church is located here, Newbury street and shopping malls close by. It's a great area to take your pictures. We noticed a lot of homeless around in the evening who became slightly aggressive begging, just to be aware.. but it... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to hang out. I enjoyed the buskers. Lots of tourists gawking. Not many shelters from the rain and no public restrooms that I could find.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gosh I love copley square. This time there was a nice little reasonably priced market going on. The foutain, the rabbit and turtle statue, the beautiful church and museum, etc etc. Just wander. Sit. Watch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Marriott Copley Square. We enjoyed shopping at the Copley Square Mall. Nice stores. Beautiful mall.

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Staying in Back Bay

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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.