Copley Square is a public square, located in Back Bay a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States. The square is bordered by Boylston Street, Clarendon Street, St. James Avenue, and Dartmouth Streets. The square offers historical significance to the city of Boston, with a variety of important architectural works that are official landmarks. These include the Old South Church from 1873 and Trinity Church from 1877. Copley Square is the endpoint of the Boston Marathon. A memorial commemorating the races hundredth year (1996) can be found in the square’s park area.
Copley Square is home to the historical Boston Public Library (1895) built in Italian Renaissance style. This area is also home to the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel (1912) built in the Beaux-Arts style, and the John Hancock Tower (1976) which is New England’s tallest building. This 60-story skyscraper is the home of some of the offices for John Hancock Insurance, Deloitte & Touche, Investors Bank and Trust, Marsh and McLennan, Hill Holiday, and Charles River Associates. There are many options for serviced offices in the Copley Square area of Boston.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do around Copley Square, but if you are there on the Third Monday in April, you definitely won’t want to miss the Boston Marathon. As the oldest marathon in the world, the race is always held on Patriot’s Day, to commemorate Paul Revere’s ride in 1775. The race is run from Hopkinton to the finish line in Copley Square. Once the race is over, it is important to note that the Red Sox always have a home game at 11am, held at Fenway Park after the race. Dining options in Copley Square include Scollay Square, Sibling Rivalry, Post 390, Top of the Hub, Jacob Wirth, and Tico.
The nearest major airport to Copley Square is Logan International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is 4 miles from the square. Another major airport is Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, which has domestic flights from Manchester, New Hampshire and is 53 miles from Copley Square. Boston public transportation throughout the city of Boston and surrounding Copley Square consists of commuter rail, train, bus, and water shuttles. The rapid-transit system serves the core city and many of the suburbs.