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Prudential Center

Address: 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199 (Back Bay)
Phone Number: 617-236-3100
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$49*
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Ranked #41 of 413 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation decks & towers, Architectural buildings, Malls, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
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Type: Observation decks & towers, Architectural buildings, Malls, Sights & Landmarks, Shopping & Fashion
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The Center was walking distance from my hotel, and during another 12" snowfall, I thought it would be safe to visit the warm, indoor shops. All but maybe two stores were closed. Disappointing. Having been in the past, though, I know this is normally a lovely place to visit.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Loved the views of Boston. The shopping the mall is nice too. There are also some museum features for immigration that were cool.

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Somersworth, New Hampshire
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband & I visited the Pru on a Saturday There was nothing really different about the shops, though I had never been in a Saks Fifth Ave before. And the only thing different about that store is their astronomical prices. I would rather have shopped along the quaint streets of the Back Bay, though the deep snow, biting cold,... More 

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The mall s pretty big and always seems to be crowded, the food court can be a real zoo. The shops are typical of most middle of the road mall across the U.S., but unfortunately the group I as with had a run in with a very aggressive older homeless woman who just wanted to fight. We did our best... More 

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Recife, PE
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137 reviews 137 reviews
36 attraction reviews
405 helpful votes 405 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's an absolutely huge mall that connects to multiple hotels and has many options of shopping for every budget and age range as well as for eating. Many premium brands are here! One can always grab a coffee from Dunkin Donuts or Star Bucks. It is definitely a touristic attraction as Prudential Center signifies Boston. It is a closed mall,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Strange layout, not that great of a selection of stores, just found it to be boring and small, same stores as every other mall, but in a smaller footprint

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our trip to the Skywalk was impressive. The day was clear with light clouds, making for beautiful views. I was amazed at the views. We went on MLK day and it was not busy at all. The movies they show are pretty interesting, giving a good overview of how Boston came to be. The price is Boston standard, although if... More 

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Sumner, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Hubs and I had an evening dinner here and it was beautiful! The lights of the city are enchanting and the dinner was excellent! We were on our honeymoon and some locals suggested it for us. The best!

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York, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visited July 2009. We stayed across from the complex so I traveled over many times during our trip. The shops are great and you can find almost everything you need. But the best is the skywalk. A large indoor deck makes easy access without having to worry about weather. The wide observation floor has signs telling about what was in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

If you have enough time to stay in Boston, go to Natick Mall, which is 30 minutes away from Boston downtown. There are some outlets in the outskirt of Boston area so check them out. Quality of shops in Prudential was quite disappointing to me, not much of variety. Newbury Street is a good complement to shops inside Prudential Center.... More 

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