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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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Center town. A good place to people-watch, sit and read a book, enjoy the goings-on about town. Just off the library and transit stop.

Reviewed 4 March 2017
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Edmonton, Alberta
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Center town. A good place to people-watch, sit and read a book, enjoy the goings-on about town. Just off the library and transit stop.

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Vermont
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Another cool Boston spot combining history and modern shopping & dining. There is a lot of each here.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We weren't shopping but was fun to walk around looking at all the shops and unique churches. Lots of places I want to check out on our next trip!

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Venezia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

They use to call it The Heart of Boston and it is pretty true, a lot of people around.. crowded and funny. We found a market , organic food, very tasty.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

There all kinds of shops, hotels, and restaurants in this area. There is something for everyone. I enjoyed my stay in this area.

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Reviewed 2 February 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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Reviewed 1 February 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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Reviewed 30 January 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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Reviewed 24 January 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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Reviewed 20 January 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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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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