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Skywalk Observatory, Boston

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Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Take in far-reaching views of the greater Boston area at Skywalk Observatory, the observation deck of the city's second-tallest building. The enclosed area, located 50 floors up in the Prudential Tower, provides a 360-degree view of the cityscape, including important landmarks such as the Hancock Tower, Fenway Park, and Harvard University. On a clear day, you can see up to 100 miles. Be sure to pick up an audio guide, which is included in the cost of entry. It provides information about the points of interest you can see and offers historical information about the different neighborhoods. For a bite to eat or drink, head two floors up to The Top of the Hub restaurant. Plan to visit Skywalk Observatory and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Boston attractions using our Boston holiday maker.
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  • I would recommend visiting the observatory at the start of your visit to Boston. We went here on our last day and it was so interesting to see where everything was in the city. I think if we went on.....  more »
  • As far as I know, this is the highest publicly-accessible observation deck in Boston. It provides great views of the city. The are a lot of informative materials. The staff is friendly. The deck...  more »
  • Beautiful views of the city from all directions. Fun exhibits on the floor, a citizenship game show, historical look at Boston's immigration patterns and gift shop. Info on famous Bostonians and maps. Really enjoyed everything. Very fast elevator ride to the top.
  • This was a great stop. While it was a little hard to find the entrance, it led us to find a small indoor mall and a really pretty courtyard between the buildings. The views are incredible and a great way to get a better sense of the layout of the city.

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