Skywalk Observatory Tours
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Set on the 50th floor of Boston’s Prudential Tower, the Skywalk Observatory offers 360-degree views of the city and surrounding landscape. Here you can learn about notable landmarks, visit the onsite Dreams of Freedom Museum, or venture two floors up to enjoy a meal at the Top of the Hub Restaurant and Lounge.
Audio tours are included with admission and allow you to learn about key Boston attractions such as Harvard University, Boylston Street, Fenway Park, and Boston Common while you take in views from the observatory. Peruse the onsite Dreams of Freedom Museum to gain insight into the city's multicultural population, and visit the multimedia movie theater to see a film about Boston’s history and culture. The Boston City Pass, GoBostonCard, and Boston Explorer Pass all offer free or discounted admission to the Skywalk.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Top of the Hub Restaurant and Lounge, located on the Prudential Tower’s 52nd floor, offers an expansive menu and panoramic views of the city.
- Stop by the Prudential Center mall on the tower’s first floor to browse high-end shops such as Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue.
- Purchase tickets to the observatory at a kiosk in the Prudential Arcade, up to 30 minutes before closing.
- Audio tours are available in English, Spanish, Dutch, French, Japanese, and Mandarin.
How to Get There
The Prudential Tower is easily accessible via the T (Boston’s subway system). Take the Green Line to the Prudential Center, Copley, or Hynes Convention center stops. Orange Line trains stop at Bay Bay station, which is just a few minutes away from the Prudential Tower. If you’re driving, there are several parking garages in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.
When to Get There
The Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory is open daily and has shorter hours in winter. Arrive late in the afternoon for the best sunset views, but be forewarned that late summer (July and August) afternoons can often be hazy in Boston. The observatory regularly closes for private events, so be sure to check the official calendar before planning your trip.
The Top of the Hub Restaurant
The Top of the Hub Restaurant is a worthy splurge for dinner, but the lunch menu is less expensive and still affords the same views. Be sure to make a reservation to avoid getting stuck at the crowded bar.
Address: 800 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Skywalk Observatory
Start your tour at 200 Atlantic Avenue (end of Marriott Longwharf Hotel). Explore the best that Boston has to offer on this trolley tour of the city. See Boston’s top attractions—like the USS ‘Constitution’ and the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, to name a few—on the loop. Enjoy discounted admission to attractions like the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with the purchase of your tour.
See all Boston's most important sights in a four hour, private, guided city tour, in a comfortable luxury vehicle. If you value, time, privacy, comfort and would like to have a good overview of the city of Boston at your own convenience and pace, we are the right choice for you. We will drive by or stop and wait at the sights you are most interested in. Our tour is totally customizable and our priority is to please you, not keep a schedule.
Disembark your ship and take a short walk from Cruiseport Boston to explore the best the city has to offer—a hop-on hop-off tour of Beantown. Visit Boston’s top attractions on a loop around town. Get to know the city, on your own, with live onboard commentary from a professional tour conductor.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
This small-group tour of Boston highlights the most prominent sites and attractions in the city. It includes a visit to: the USS Constitution, Bunker Hill Monument, Skywalk Observatory, Quincy Market and a Boston Harbor Cruise. You will also enjoy a narrated drive through the city passing by multiple points of interest, including: MIT, Harvard University and Fenway Park. Tour includes: • Narrated driving tour through Boston while passing multiple points of interest, including: MIT, Harvard University and Fenway Park • Visit to USS Constitution • Visit to Bunker Hill Monument • 60-minute, narrated Boston Harbour Cruise boat ride • Admission to Skywalk Observatory for a birds-eye view of Boston and • surrounding area • Visit to the New England Holocaust Memorial and Great Hall • Visit to Quincy Market (food and souvenirs available for purchase here) • Pick up and drop off from anywhere in downtown Boston
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