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Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
+1 617-236-3100
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
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+1 617-236-3100
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the nicest malls in the Greater Boston area, if not the nicest. It is also worth going up to the observatory to see the panoramic view of the city.

Thank minesis
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a nice place to shop and eat. It connects to the Marriott Boston Copley and the cheesecake factory is downstairs. We also had drinks and appetizers in the top floor. It's a little pricey but worth it because of the amazing view of the...More

Thank cosmo19
Reviewed 3 days ago

It has changed since I been there a couple of years ago. It was fun to revisit. My favorite store is Barnes And Noble. I purchased a couple of books after I went to the Boston Public Library. There a lot of stores there but...More

Thank ann v
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate at Eatly - it was wonderful, delicious and great fun. We attended Mass at the St. Francis Chapel - extremely convenient. We shopped around.

Thank 149maryjanef
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good selection of shops. Perfect to hide from the summer heat or to stay warm during winter cold. Very good selection of stores and restaurants too.

Thank Yvon_Amsterdam
Reviewed 4 days ago

The elevator up to the 50th floor was quick. We used the guided tour handhelds to get insight and history of the landscape and buildings we were seeing from up top.

1  Thank Carefree3
Reviewed 5 days ago

We got to see a lot with our GO BOSTON pass. This was one. The weather was overcast but we went at night so we could see the sites well. So fun to scout out the different icons. Take time to watch the 3 videos...More

Thank MLFrazie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice stores in this district and plenty of good restaurants from which to choose. There's an observation deck in the Prudential. Other than that: a big building. Ok architecture but nothing spectacular.

Thank RonL40
Reviewed 1 week ago

A landmark building in Backbay adjacent to a convention centre and high end stores, with some restaurants.Clean, nice.

Thank manunited45
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has an observation deck overlooking the whole city in all directions. There are also some exhibits about the history of the city.

Thank R2J2
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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Has anyone visited the Skywalk Obervatory when it is raining? We were planning on taking our son, who is turning 21 on Thursday, before dinner, but now it says 70 percent chance of showers. Will we see anything, other than a bunch of lights outside? We were planning to go for sunset time, but don't want to waste our money. If no good, any other suggestions for quick things to see in the Back Bay? We've already seen the Maparium. Eating dinner in Back Bay, so attraction needs to be in that area.
17 October 2016|
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Response from radhapubby | Reviewed this property |
Well I went when it was raining and it was fine. We in fact enjoyed the indoor attraction as there were audio guides and we could still see all the sites.
I was wondering how the seats were. I am a bigger person and I know that most times seating is on the smaller side and wanted to see if that was the case for this place as well.
25 June 2015|
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Response from Ryan M | Property representative |
Hi and thank you for contacting The Shops at Prudential Center. The Center has many seats of many different sizes throughout including benches. If you're referring to Skywalk Observatory at the top of the Prudential Tower at... More
Do they allow tripods on the Skywalk?
10 May 2015|
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Response from Umberto N | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see it but the atmosphere allows it, i think