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Skywalk Observatory, Boston

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Observation Deck
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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  • Nice and relaxing to the end of our day. We got there about 5:00 to see the sunset and enjoy the views.  more »
  • On a clear Monday night in early April my wife and I showed up for this, using our Boston Go-Pass for a big discount. We watched the sun set, then the lights come on across the city. We stayed for mor...  more »
  • Be sure to check what availability of the skywalk is open before you go. Private events can close half of the observation deck. Great views of Boston Commons and Fenway.  more »
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  • If you want spectacular view about the beautiful Boston city from above... this is the place to go. Grab some lunch or pack some lunch in a tote and head to the top of Prudential center and spend the all evening here watching sun bathed and going to darkness slowly... It gives a great peace of mind and its wonderful see the life goes on from above... The observatory is a very spatial place where you can walk around and see the interactive sections and fortify your mind. There you find good topics like immigrant in early years,with exhibits,quiz booths to test your knowledge,and interesting facts about state of Massachusetts. Very cool place to spend some quality time!
  • This was a very enjoyable activity. It's located inside the prudential center. You take a elevator all the way to the top and you pay for it when you get off the elevator. Once you enter you get a fantastic view of Bostons landscape. I suggest that you buy a CityPass. The city pass was about $58 for me at the time. And it gives you a Boston Harbor Cruise Tour,Museum of Science or Fine Arts,and a entry to the aquarium. PLEASE LOOK AT THE WEATHER BEFORE YOU GO. It's best to visit the Skywalk on a clear day with sunshine and NO CLOUDS.
  • 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 a fun experience, going up to the Skywalk of the Prudential Building in Boston MA. The views are magnificent. You can view the city of Boston in all directions. One of the best sites to go on a visit or even if you live there.
  • Very nice view, helpful staff. They even provide you with audio assistance, so that you can know what places you are viewing in your current view-zone. This was a much pleasant experience as against the One world Observatory near World Trade centre site in NY- a city where they try to suck out money outta your pockets every chance they get.