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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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I waned to take a Duck Tour and this made it very convenient. Parking was find and its a really nice mall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I waned to take a Duck Tour and this made it very convenient. Parking was find and its a really nice mall.

Thank anceti
Macclesfield, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just another mall, centrally located in the Back Bay area. Apparently you can take the elevator to the top to see all of Boston, but $18 is a bit steep for the pleasure, so we declined. You will find a lot of the big high street names in there, but they also had a Senegalese pop up restaurant when we... More 

Thank Harmen R
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Prudential Center is a bit out of the main tourist center, but worth a trip. It is a shopping mall and a view point. For $17/pp you can take the elevator to the top and get a really superb view of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the place to shop because you can find it here and be very happy as well.The place is clean.

Thank Steven F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The shopping mall has lots of really lovely shops. The smells that emminated from Teavanna into the corridors were Devine. There were nice planted displays as well as seating areas looking out to waterfeatures outside. Lovely areas to sit and take a break.

Thank June H
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

With the exception of the Gucci boutique, there are no other stores at the Prudential Center that interest me. Perhaps Saks Fifth. Recommend going to Copley Place instead for shopping. Better selection of stores.

Thank Gregrob1980
Inverness, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of shops. The T stops here so it is very accessible. The Sephora puts on classes in this location which was fun.

Thank lochban
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a catered event on the 50th floor which gives one a 360 walk around the building and gorgeous views of the city, especially at night . . .

Thank 77Kayak
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I never knew that the Prudential Center observatory would be so interesting. The views are spectacular and audio tour points out the key sites from each view. The audio tour is free and highly recommended.

Thank Deborah H
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Prudential Center provides an excellent view of Boston, and also includes a really interesting series of interactive exhibitions about the people of the city, particularly looking at the experience of the diversity of people who immigrated there over the years. Part of the floor was closed because of a private function, but it didn't seem to impact on the... More 

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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.