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Prudential Center

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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617-236-3100
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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Great view

I enjoyed the phantastic view on a clear, sunny and icecold day after shopping on Newbury Street. Free Audioguides for adults and children werde available and interessting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Julia V

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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I went shopping at this mall a few weeks ago and it is very nice and clean. Reasonable amount of food shops to eat at and some good stores. Good location to where I was (hotel was attached to the mall) so it was great to go walk around inside the mall since it was so cold outside.

Thank Diane123Diane
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have the most premium shops in town. The best place to shop in the high end. They also have a very big food court to fill your stomach.

Thank nik583
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the phantastic view on a clear, sunny and icecold day after shopping on Newbury Street. Free Audioguides for adults and children werde available and interessting.

Thank Julia V
Clemmons, North Carolina
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79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is impressive and stands out in the Boston skyline. I think there is a way to get to the top floor and get a view of the surrounding area, but I believe you have to pay. The mall is pretty good if you have a lot of money to spend, and you will likely have to go elsewhere... More 

Thank Andrei S
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After checking out the shopping, my kids and I ventured to the observation floor of the Prudential center while to check out the views. It's a great way to see almost the whole city as the floor is fully dedicated to a 360 degree view with educational boards around the floor to add depth to the views. The corridors are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wide variety of stores, even including a supermarket for fresh flowers and fresh made sandwiches and salads. Lots of different restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines and bars to choose from. Extensive number of shops for kids, women's and men's fashion. The glass ceilings really make you feel energized, even when it is cold and blustery outside. Easy to spend... More 

Thank zigeunerin
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It ceratinly isn't the best shopping center in terms of variety....you won't find most brands there but geographically speaking, it is in a very nice area in boston so you can tour the city then stop over here to eat and spend a little time checking the stores.

Thank iman A
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mall has a wide variety of shops and restaurants. IF you like shopping, this is the place to go, not only is the arquitecture of the mall great, but the variety of shops is amazing. The food court has a great variety of things to eat. It has a connection with Copley Place mall, so if this isn't enough,... More 

Thank Kela000
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place for its location as I stayed in Cambridge, the other side of the river. The shops here range from the affordable outlet prices to the high street fashion and even more! My monthly visit!

Thank hongching
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Prudential Center is super convenient for walking around the city entirely indoors in the winter! The Pru connects to several hotels, Hynes Convention Center, and the Copley Mall. You can essentially walk almost a mile across the city almost entirely indoors via over-street walkways.

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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 weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.