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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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In the midst of everything!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lynn, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Copley Square First Night New Years event is a great experience if you do not have a physical disability. If you do, beware! There are electric cable covers through the square that make it impossible for a wheelchair or walker to get through the grassy and or muddy square. In my case this year the mud and excessive cable... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether its exercising, picnicking, or just taking in the atmosphere, this is the ideal spot. First Night Boston with ice sculptures, parades and fireworks were all accessible from this location. Must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing Ice sculptures help add to the magic atmosphere that led up to New Year, Add in the Fireworks on Boston Common, 10 minutes walk and you cannot fail to enjoy !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at Copley Square for New Years Eve. All these pretty ice sculptures, a concert, a countdown at the Librarys front, many happy young and old people celebrating and wishing you a happy new year. What a great place - not only to start the new year.

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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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