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Prudential Center & Tower

Things to do, Event spaces Back Bay
Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center, Things to Do, Boston
A standard-issue shopping mall plus office complex hybrid, the Pru, as it's commonly known, is frequented by local workers and tourists alike. The mall forms the base for the 52-story tower above. Since the closure of the John Hancock observatory deck, the Skywalk Observatory on the 50th floor has been Boston's lone skyscraper viewing point. The glassed-in walkway offers a 360-degree perspective from a height of 750 feet; on a clear day, you can see as far as 80 miles in any direction, and two audio tours, picking out historical sites, are available. The classic Top of the Hub Restaurant & Lounge, two floors up, is recommended more for the fabulous view than for the food.


Venue name: Prudential Center & Tower
Address: 800 Boylston Street
between Dalton & Exeter Streets

Opening hours: Open Skywalk Observatory Mar-Oct 10am-9.30pm daily. Nov-Feb 10am-8pm daily. Shops 10am-9pm Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun.
Transport: Copley, Hynes or Prudential T .
Price: Admission Skywalk Observatory $11; $7.50-$9 reductions.
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