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Skywalk Observatory, Boston

Categories: Observation Decks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
Take in far-reaching views of the greater Boston area at Skywalk Observatory, the observation deck of the city's second-tallest building. The enclosed area, located 50 floors up in the Prudential Tower, provides a 360-degree view of the cityscape, including important landmarks such as the Hancock Tower, Fenway Park, and Harvard University. On a clear day, you can see up to 100 miles. Be sure to pick up an audio guide, which is included in the cost of entry. It provides information about the points of interest you can see and offers historical information about the different neighborhoods. For a bite to eat or drink, head two floors up to The Top of the Hub restaurant. Plan your Skywalk Observatory visit and explore what else you can see and do in Boston using our Boston holiday planner.
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  • We went up to the 50th floor and the views were amazing. We were lucky to have a completely clear day so could see for miles. There is an excellent audio commentary which is definitely worth listening...  read more »
  • We went on a sunny day, so the view was wonderful it was possible to see the whole city. The value is $ 18, but it's worth it.
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  • The 52 story observatory view was fantastic. You had a 360 degree view of the city and surrounding areas. They had audio sets for explaining areas as you circled the floor. A must while in Boston. 
  • It was a very nice view of Boston. Touristy, as are most such places. But $5 admission is very reasonable and well worth it. Find out how to get there seemed difficult for us. Signage could be better. I recommend it. Would like to try the evening views.
  • Super beautiful place. While the pictures make it look like its outdoors, it's actually a nice indoor enclosure that gives you a 360 view walk of the skyline. A portion was blocked out while I was there but was still perfect. While you're at it try and do a time lapse video or something cool. Reflections can be annoying in the evening or night but pictures can still turn out amazing.
  • This is easily one of the best places to view the whole city. The price is very worth it. Definitely take the audio guide, and plan for about an hour. You'll spend the time just taking in the view and learning about Boston. Can't reccommend this enough.
  • Agree that it's pricey but it was included in our Go Boston Card so for us that didn't really matter. A must if your visiting Boston -- I wish we could have seen the night view! I bet that is really spectacular. I didn't realize there was a audio tour, we walked around. Gift shop is sparse.
  • It may not be cheap ($18 for an adult), but it's definitely worth it, the view is absolutely amazing! Going around an hour before sunset is the perfect time to see the city in daylight, see the sunset and see the city during the night. Also, it's part of the Boston CityPass, which makes visiting a lot cheaper ($50 for Skywalk, Science Museum, a Harbor Cruise or Museum of Fine Arts and the Aquarium).
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