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Prudential Center

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Address: 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
Phone Number:
+1 617-236-3100
11:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Good shopping and dining.

There are always fun shops to explore! The Loft, Ann Taylor, White House, Black Market, Kate Spade, Express, etc. Then there are tons of places to eat including The Cheesecake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leominster, MA
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Virginia Beach
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent view from the top. Dined at this location on two different occasions, lots of eating choices and shopping.

Thank Butterfly063
Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without a booking but were found an excellent table quickly when they knew that we were intending to have dinner - many of their clients appear to go there to admire the views and have a drink. The views from this 52nd floor restaurant are spectacular, the food was very high quality and the live music was very... More 

Thank AndyBrand
Leominster, MA
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are always fun shops to explore! The Loft, Ann Taylor, White House, Black Market, Kate Spade, Express, etc. Then there are tons of places to eat including The Cheesecake Factory and my new favorite- The Eataly- which has several places to dine and lots of shopping- all centered around Italy!

Thank lfortin16
Bloomingdale, New Jersey
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60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mall. Safe. Lots to eat. Nothing more to really say. You can get there from many places in the area.

Thank Jacquie D
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the observatory you can see the entire city of Boston, it has many historic lessons and games for the kids.

Thank EnaP A
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many great stores all under one roof And because its inside perfect for a rainy or Winter day Also lots of options for hungry shoppers

Thank MissyDelNigro
Windisch, Switzerland
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Prudential Center is a big commercial center, where you can find the type of shops you can find everywhere, there's nothing really special, the atmosphere is artificial and borrowing. The only advantage, you don't get wet if it rains.

Thank louveteau
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was blown away by "Eataly". A very upscale grocery store with at least 6 different eateries each specializing in an Italian dish; pasta, pizza, meat and fish. In addition to that lots of stores to shop at.

Thank 15Eagles50
Teaticket, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large pedestrian mall with a central outside garden. Many high end shops and Eataly for its food court with many restaurants.

Thank Maurice T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Go to the restaurant and grab a drink vs paying $20 to sight see. The restaurant is cheaper and just as good for sight seeing.


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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.
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