What do you get when you climb 750 feet into the sky? Only the best view of Boston! Take the elevator up to the 50th floor of the Prudential Center (hot tip: call it “The Pru” when asking for directions for immediate respect from the locals) to the Skywalk Observatory, and you’ll be rewarded with a 360 degree view of the entire city. You’ll notice the lush greens that spring up from Boston Common (depending on the season), with a mix of high rises and brownstones sprouting out of each corner. Baseball lovers will relish in the bird’s-eye view of Fenway Park.
Why You’ll Love the Skywalk Observatory
You don’t have to be a Boston aficionado to take in your surroundings at the Skywalk Observatory. A guided audio tour is included with the price of admission, which points out all the important sights, like the iconic gilded dome of the Massachusetts State House. Plus, signage throughout the attraction relays the historical significance of the great city of Boston.
The Skywalk Observatory should be your first stop upon your arrival to the city. Not only do you get a breathtaking view that sweeps across the entire landscape, but it will help you get the lay of the land. While a map can help with navigation, it’s not nearly as fun as seeing the live version!
What Makes the Skywalk Observatory Special?
If you’re lucky, you’ll be witness to a life changing moment atop the highest observation deck in the New England region! The Skywalk Observatory is considered to be the most romantic spot in Boston. Many proposals have been made. While there are no statistics on just how many couples have had their big moment atop the Prudential Center, Isabella Davis told USA Today she’s seen numerous proposals throughout her 11 years as a Skywalk Observatory cashier.
What Else Is in the Neighborhood?
After sightseeing, head upstairs to Top of the Hub for a dining experience like no other. You’ll be surrounded by the same floor-to-ceiling views while you sip on some of the finest wines and enjoy arguably the best food in Boston. Stay at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, especially if it’s winter. You won’t have to step outside to enjoy the views, grab a meal or do some shopping in the mall because it’s connected to the Prudential Center. If you want to do some more sightseeing head downstairs and catch a Duck Tour. The Prudential T stop allows for easy access to the entire city. You’re also just a couple blocks south of Newbury Street, where you can find a trove of boutiques, salons and restaurants.
Who’ll Have the Most Fun at the Skywalk Observatory?
The Skywalk Observatory is a must see for every visitor. Kids will be amazed by the view. Couples can enjoy a romantic afternoon taking in the scenery before heading up to one of the most exclusive restaurants in the city. Taking a girls trip? You might as well do a little bit of sightseeing in-between shopping excursions, and the Skywalk Observatory is smack-dab in the middle of the best shopping Boston has to offer.
Before you go, give the Skywalk Observatory a call or check their online calendar to ensure they’re open. The venue can be rented for private events and meetings, so it is occasionally closed to the public.