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Prudential Center

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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number: 617-236-3100
10:00 am - 9:00 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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Good place for a drink at night

If the evening is clear, then if you want to see all Boston, and have a nice drink as well, then this is the place for you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Bill H
Tampa, Florida
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is right in the heart of the city. It offers you many shops and restaurants like the famous Cheesecake Factory! If you want to have some drinks, don't miss "The Top of the Hub" located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Center! You can have a nice lunch/dinner as well. Especially on a clear sky evening or... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great area to shop and see some of Boston. Great retail and good food there and across at Copley and over on Newbury St. Love the feel and the old city vibe.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Pru is a great place to shop no matter what the season as its enclosed, cool in summer and warm in winter. It connects with Copley and many hotels. It seems to be having some major changes happening like the food court disappearing but that all should be fixed by fall.

Thank Papoon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to spend an hour or two. Some great stores to visit. This is not the typical outlet shopping experience as the stores are not Gap, Old Nay, etc. This is for those with a little more disposable income. The stores are stocked well and offer the latest trends.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If the evening is clear, then if you want to see all Boston, and have a nice drink as well, then this is the place for you.

Thank Bill H
Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've decided not to go up the tower, excelent shopping center but we definetly loved the neighboorhood more

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Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No line - simply turned up and caught a lift to the 50th floor. There is a free audio guide but we chose not to use them. It was a clear sunny day and you could see the whole of Boston. Great for photographs and with beautiful air conditioning. Not busy so able to wander round at our own pace.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought this was a great way to spend a morning. Traveled to the prudential center by subway (green line - prudential stop). Below the building is a very nice mall with quality stores. Then on the 50th floor is the observation deck. Maybe not an impressive height for those from Chicago or New York but it's a great vantage... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a pleasant, cool stroll through on a hot day but found little to raise levels of interest, so ror me this is not a mall for enjoyable browsing. It is modern and reasonably tasteful but little more

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Droylsden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

To get a 360 degree panoramic view of Boston you first visit the shops in the Prudential centre. Then go up to the 50th floor. We did this on our 1st day it proved we were right to choose boston as our holiday destination and helped us to decide our must visit locations.

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Staying in Back Bay

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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.