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Copley Square

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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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One of my favorite places in Boston

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 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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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

New Year's Eve starts early on the square. Various stages with different acts. Huge chunks of ice being turned into fantastic sculptures right in front of you. Great for all ages. Coffee in the Oak room at the Fairmont Copley Square is a must.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised to find a mid-week market here selling great fresh foods! A little scary though, the number of homeless who seemed to inhabit the square. Not a place I would want to linger on my own! Cute statues and fountains.

Thank JRtrippin

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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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