Great place in the center of the city to enjoy the outdoors. Check out the farmers markets and public concerts in the summer.
There is a lot to see in this area, with shopping nearby and some decent places to eat.
Copley square is an interesting collection of businesses, people, random acts of kindness and sometimes rudeness, as well as farmers markets, events, city sponsored statues and displays etc.It is bordered by a few major Boston attractions and very close vicinity to Copley Place Mall. During dreary, rainy days, there isn't too much to see here as there is no shelter at Copley square for those caught in the downpour. But once the weather lightens up, people actually, even on bad weather, sit here and kind of just people watch.I have never been the subject of people watching so it was interesting to see all the eyes following everyone around on the streets.I think this is a nice place when it's sunny and serves as a good city center to events, but it's just kind of drab during rainy days.
busy, touristy place
There's not much to do in the square itself, besides visiting the Trinity Church. It tends to host protests (I've seen at least two here this year) and other group gatherings as it is quite large. You can easily get to Newbury Street, Prudential or the Copley indoor shopping spots, or the main Boston Public Library without any issue.
You might look at Copley Square and say, "that looks like a great place for a picture" and while you're not wrong the square has so much more to offer than a nice photo. There's a farmer's market where local farmers sell cheese, books, fruits, vegetables, and a myriad of other things on the sidewalk. Also, there are often performers and participatory dances held in it.
Beautiful day in a beautiful city.Hmmm. I chose Massachusetts but it's saying VIRGINIA!!! I'll have to see how to edit that out.