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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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When visiting Boston, a stop at Copley Square is warranted. Located in Boston's Back Bay, Copley Square is named for American artist John Singleton Copley. Found around the... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When visiting Boston, a stop at Copley Square is warranted. Located in Boston's Back Bay, Copley Square is named for American artist John Singleton Copley. Found around the square, in addition to hotels and restaurants, are three historic building worth visiting - Old South Church, Boston Public Library, and Trinity Church.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Copley Square offers high-end shopping combined with boutique shops. While the stores are filled with friendly staff, the restaurants are not filled with delicious meals. Be sure to eat in Boston's Little Italy before heading over to Copley Square.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice spot to see becuause it fun and busy with people eating outside, walking and shopping. It's really the first place you see when you caome out of amtrack!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This relatively small area within Back Bay has the modern Hancock center with the famous Trinity church in the background. It has the Copley square mall with fabulous shopping and multiple upscale hotels. The public library with the classic lions is also on one side of the square.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are very good restaurants, and the top of the hub is right there. Lots of good hotels and good shopping.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is pretty central! It has lots to do and see! There are shops near by, Trinity Church, The Fairmont, The Westin, and the Boston Public Library!! I really enjoyed walking around there :)

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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We started a citybus tour here. All the hop on hop off buses start here. Love the mix of historical buildings and modern skyscrapers

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Lancashire - UK
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

A great chill spot in the heart of the city... Just grab a coffee, take a seat and watch the city go by.... Beautiful little Sq with adorable church. Fantastic little Irish Bar just along Boylston called Solas, great Mac n Cheese yum!

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

It's clean and nicely laid out, the stores are upscale, not places I shop at. Parking is expensive, it connects to the prudential center, that I prefer.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

A mixture of hotels, restaurants, open views, stores--access to subway and buses and good for walking

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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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