Copley Square

Copley Square, Boston: Address, Phone Number, Copley Square Reviews: 4.5/5

Copley Square
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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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Neighborhood: 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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  • Copley • 2 min walk
  • Back Bay • 4 min walk
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Adriana P
Pembroke Pines, FL888 contributions
This is such a beautiful spot in downtown Boston, surrounded by incredible buildings including Trinity Church as well as nice sculptures and structures. Tons of restaurants and businesses around it too, such a great place to just walk around and relax.
I'm not giving it 5-starts because I did see questionable people walking around and parking was either very hard to find or very expensive.
Written April 8, 2021
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,615 contributions
This lovely square is one of Boston's central meeting grounds, and for good reason. It's grounded in the city's history and is bounded by several important Boston institutions, like Trinity Church, the Hancock Tower, and the Boston Public Library. It's also a fabulous place to just meet and hang out and socialize, or have a picnic in warmer weather.
Written August 1, 2021
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BeachStone2C
Helsinki, Finland2,775 contributions
Copley Square is named after painter John Singleton Copley. There are several interesting historical sites in the immediate vicinity of the square. There is a metro station named Copley making public transportation to and from the area very convenient. The park itself is small but with its surroundings it’s a good place to visit.
Written January 15, 2020
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TarJa
Salt Lake City, UT238 contributions
We stayed at the Fairmont, so everyday we walked out of the hotel, we passed by Copley Square. There was something happening here every single day. There was an informational exhibit one day, and the next was a Farmers Market.

It's a small square, but getting here lets you see so many other sites that are withing steps (Trinity Church, Newbury Street, The Library, etc).
Written March 4, 2020
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seanworc
New York City, NY676 contributions
Copley Square is one of the central meeting places in Boston. It has seen hard times in the past, but it has been revitalized. Trinity Church faces east. The classic Copley Square Hotel faces south. The stunning Public Library, based on the palaces of Florence, is on the west. The north side opens onto to Boylston Street and shops. Tragically, the Boston Marathon bombing was right near the Public Library. The John Hancock building is just off the square. Great place for kids to run around.
Written July 27, 2021
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blairkk25
New Jersey2,924 contributions
My wife, daughter, two friends and I walked around Copley Square in November 2021. And I returned once by myself. Trinity Church and the Boston Public Library are the key sights on the square. There is a lot of activity in the square and it is a nice place to walk around.
Written November 30, 2021
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Judy A
Springfield, MA12 contributions
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Spent New Year's Eve enjoying the sights and sounds of Boston's Copley Square. We had an excellent time walking around, shopping and eating. The crowd was awesome. Will make this an annual outing!!
Written January 10, 2020
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explore_enjoy
Atlanta, GA53 contributions
I am absolutely in love with this place.There is the John Hancock tower,Prudential mall<2nd tallest in the city>,Trinity church and Boston Public Library.

In summer you can spend a day in this area.The church is wonderful from inside and u have a tour for 6$.

The library is a must visit.Its a palace I would say.Wonderful architecture ,spacious,historic and holds millions of titles.The statues on outside incline you to take an inside tour.

The prudential mall has amazing shops and a skywalk.You get a breathtaking view of Beantown from the top and also a small documentory.The skywalk though expensive is a must do.
The famous duck tours start near the mall.The reservation counters too are located inside the mall.
The cheesecake factory too is in the mall and so is California Pizza Kitchen.

There are other shops nearby and few more on the Newbury street which is just about a minute walk form the church.
There are amazing restaurants with various cuisines..

The Boston Commons park is a 5 min walk and is also an awesome park to visit.

The train station is located just near the library and hence you can travel anywhere in Boston if you stay here.Not to mention that MBTA the public transport is rocking.

It saves you a ton of money on renting a car but deprives you of the opportunity to display your excellent????????????parellel street parking skills in a narrow space.
Written December 17, 2010
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
Nice square just in the heart of the city. You can have a seat and rest a little. There are some nice buildings surrounding it
Written October 3, 2019
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unclelouie
New Ulm, MN1,327 contributions
Copley Square seems to be so close to so much in Boston. Another writer already stated that this is not on the famous Freedom Trail but it is a center of the city. Tall new buildings, the fantastic Trinity Church, the Old South Church, Back Bay neighborhood to the north, and the South End neighborhood to the south. If you go to any of these places you will be in Copley Square which also has an open little park with green grass and we took in an outdoor concert there and another time there was a farmer's market along the sidewalks. Shops, restaurants and hotels abound, and more. Just to the north are the many shops and restaurants along Bolyston and Newbury streets and one it's just one more block to the fantastic homes along Commonwealth Ave. You can walk to the esplanade along the Charles River and we even walked from Copley Square to Fenwick Park for a look see at the famous ball park. Copley Sq. is a center of Boston.
Written September 27, 2010
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