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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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Eat. Walk. Repeat.

When you're visiting Boston, don't forget your walking shoes at home. The best way to explore this city is on foot. Copley is a prominent T stop as well as a fun place to walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 2, 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

When you're visiting Boston, don't forget your walking shoes at home. The best way to explore this city is on foot. Copley is a prominent T stop as well as a fun place to walk around and explore. Shopping is optional but eating essential, though. I often bring out of towner's to this part of Boston. It's relaxing in its... More 

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Ware, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

From the hotels and high end malls to the square itself, this is an amazing place not to be missed. In bad weather the walkways allow one to enjoy the shops and restaurants without worry.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

This Square in interconnected by walkways connecting multiple facilities in an indoor environment weather is never a concern and there is a lot to take in

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Tallest building in New England and a fantastic old church stand next to each other on this square. It also has a legendary hotel and the oldes public library in town. Recommend visiting the library.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Copley Square is centrally located with shopping, hotels, restaurants, conference centers and colleges right at your doorstep. You can go from your hotel room to shopping or a restaurant or conference room without ever going outside, which is great especially if the weather is bad. The shopping is good with high end shops as well as more moderate shops as... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

There are two must see architectural masterpieces with the Trinity Church and the Boston Library. From this square you see both buildings and the John Hancock tower and the historic Fairmont Copley Square hotel. Lots to see around the square.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Great restaurants nearby, the library, Trinity Church, Newbury Street...... So much to do. Easy walk to Boston Commons or Fenway or South end.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

nice place to walk about and watch poor folk having to go to work...very safe and nice shopping . many coffee and tea shops to visit when a thirst sets in....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I love coming here < whether its to look at the shops in the mall or just to have something to eat.Always takes my breath away when i see the skyline .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

The Boston Public Library, Trinity Church and Old South Church are all in Copley square and all of them are worth visiting. The only one that charges admission is Trinity Church ($7 for adults) and it is worth it. Copley Square is also easy walking distance from Newbury street and the Public Garden.

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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.
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