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Make your Boston trip truly unforgettable with a stop at View Boston. Dive into this comprehensive guide to learn everything you need, from the timings and directions to the best times to visit and more.

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Best Time to Visit

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For the most captivating view of the city's skyline, consider visiting View Boston during the late afternoon, just before sunset. This timing provides ample opportunities for stunning photographs against the backdrop of the skyline during the golden hour. Alternatively, arriving at the observatory right when it opens in the morning is a great way to beat the crowds and explore the attraction at your own leisure. Additionally, opt for a weekday visit, as weekends tend to be busier and more crowded. 

The prime seasons to enjoy View Boston's vistas are summer and fall, although if you can endure the cold, winter also offers a quieter atmosphere. Avoid public holidays and festive seasons like Christmas to make the most of your visit.

Where is the View Boston?

View Boston makes up the top three stories of the Prudential Center, which is located in the heart of Boston east of Fenway Park.

Address: 800 Boylston Street Floor 52, Boston, MA 02199, USA | Find on Maps

Closest landmark: Northeastern University; Fenway Park

How to Get to View Boston?

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By Car

You can drive down or hire a car to reach the Prudential Tower. Alternatively, you can take an Uber or Lyft or any cab to reach the attraction.

Parking facilities: Prudential Center Parking Garage - Find on maps

Timings: Monday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm | Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Daily rates:

  • 0 to 1 Hour - $14
  • 1 to 1.5 Hours - $23
  • 1.5 to 2 Hours - $33
  • 2 to 24 Hours - $45

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  • Cloakrooms: Do not carry large bags as there are no cloakrooms or storage facilities available.
  • Gift Shops: There is a souvenir and merchandise called ‘The View Shop’ on the 50th floor.
  • Restrooms: There are restrooms available for guests on all the 3 floors of View Boston.
  • Restaurants: There is a bistro called The Beacon on the 50th floor and an al fresco on the 51st called The Stratus where you can dine with a view.
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  • View Boston is wheelchair accessible.
  • Elevators and ramps are available for seamless navigation to the observatory, restaurants, and the gift shop.
  • Wheelchairs are available for use on a first-come-first-served basis at the entrance of Prudential Tower. 
  • If you require further assistance, please contact a member of staff.
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  • Large backpacks and strollers are not allowed inside View Boston. It’s best to travel light or leave large items in your vehicle or at your accommodation.
  • Reserve tables at The Stratus if you are visiting with a large group.
  • Plan your trip and book tickets in advance to avoid large queues.
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  • Do not carry firearms or dual-use items.
  • Strollers, large suitcases, and large backpacks are not allowed inside the View Boston. 
  • Every visitor is subject to security screening before entering the attraction.
  • The Prudential Center is a non-smoking facility. Do not smoke anywhere at the premises.
  • Pets other than certified support animals are not allowed at View Boston.
  • You are not allowed to carry drones, unmanned aircraft systems, and other remote-flying devices.
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There are 2 restaurants at View Boston.

  • The Beacon: Located on the 50th floor, The Beacon is a charming Bistro that serves regionally inspired bite sized dishes, savory gourmet platters, and signature cocktails.
  • Stratus: An indoor-outdoor 360 degree cocktail lounge located on the 51st floor, where you can experience unique house-made spirits, along with bar bites and a stunning view of the city.
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You can find souvenirs, merchandise, and other themed items at the View Boston ‘The View Shop’ located on the 50th floor.

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Visitors can enter The Prudential Towers from the main entrance. Entrance to View Boston is located within the Prudential Center shops. Visitors can find the entrance just past Madewell and across from Vineyard Vines. From there, guests are led to the top of the Prudential Tower in elevators that lead to the 52nd floor. This entrance provides access to all three levels of the observatory.

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George Washington Statue: Standing tall in the heart of the city, the George Washington Statue pays homage to the founding father and first President of the United States.

Fenway Park: Home to the Boston Red Sox and steeped in baseball history, Fenway Park is an iconic sports venue where legends are made.

Symphony Hall Boston: The prestigious concert hall where the Boston Symphony Orchestra, one of the finest orchestra groups in the world, performs its musical masterpieces.

What to See at View Boston?

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52nd Floor Panoramas

Witness captivating views of Boston's most iconic attractions, including the Charles River, Massachusetts State House, Fenway Park, and the Harbor Islands. These breathtaking sights unfold before your eyes from the rooftop observatory and The Lookout Platforms, where you can peer over the horizon for a spectacular city skyline panorama.

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The Cloud Terrace

Step onto the 51st floor and immerse yourself in The Cloud Terrace, a realm of visual marvels. This 360-degree open-air roof deck offers numerous photo opportunities, including 'The Big Picture,' an exclusive selfie experience that captures the Boston backdrop from a distance of over 2,000 feet. Indulge in the moment at Stratus, an indoor/outdoor lounge offering seasonal drinks and delectable small plates.

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Boston 365

Immerse yourself in the captivating Boston 365 experience, featuring a large, illuminated three-dimensional model of the city. This immersive exhibit showcases Boston's transformation across seasons, depicting snowy landscapes, sunlit vistas, and twinkling nightscapes through artful lighting and decorations.

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Open Doors

Enter the world of 'Open Doors' and embark on a 270-degree cinematic journey following one boy's exploration of Boston's highlights. This unique attraction allows you to immerse yourself in Boston's ever-changing charm while discovering its rich history, culture, and spirit.

Visitor Tips

  • View Boston is one of the newest attractions in the city, bringing in large crowds. Book your tickets in advance and save time waiting in ticket lines.
  • For a more relaxed experience, consider visiting during off-peak hours, such as weekdays or early mornings. You'll have fewer crowds and ample space to enjoy the breathtaking views.
  • Boston's weather can be unpredictable, so check the forecast before your visit. Clear days offer the best visibility, enhancing your overall experience.
  • Upgrade your ticket to include vouchers and priority entrance for a more wholesome experience.
  • Don't forget to charge your camera, smartphone, or other devices before your visit. You'll want to capture all the Instagram-worthy shots from inside.
  • The observation deck offers both indoor and outdoor areas, so dress in layers to adapt to temperature changes. We recommend comfortable shoes for walking around and exploring the attraction.
  • Take the time to engage with the interactive exhibits, such as the Boston 365 3D model and the Open Doors immersive theater. They will give you a deeper understanding of the city's history and culture.
  • Set aside enough time to indulge in the culinary offerings at The Beacon and Stratus. Whether it's a full meal or a refreshing drink, savoring Boston's flavors while enjoying the view is a must-do experience.
  • If possible, time your visit to catch the sunset. Witnessing the city transition from day to night against a breathtaking backdrop is a memorable moment you won't want to miss.



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View Boston Standard Ticket: Skip-the-Box Office
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View Boston Deluxe Ticket: Skip-All-Lines with Optional Flexible Entry
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View Boston All-Inclusive Ticket: Skip-All-Lines & Flexible Entry
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Boston Explorer Pass By Go City: Choose 2 to 5 Attractions
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Combo (Save 5%): View Boston Tickets + Old Town Trolley Tours 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off
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Boston All-Inclusive Pass By Go City: 45+ Attractions
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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting View Boston

How do I book tickets to visit View Boston?

You can book your View Boston tickets here.

How much does it cost to visit View Boston?

View Boston tickets start at $40.36.

What are View Boston’s opening hours?

View Boston is open from 10 AM to 10 PM throughout the week.

What to see inside View Boston?

There is a 360 degree observation deck, 3 dimensional models of the city, a 270 degree view theater, and 2 fine dining restaurants inside View Boston.

Can I visit View Boston in a group?

Yes, you can visit the View Boston observatory in a group.

Are animals allowed in View Boston?

View Boston maintains a strict no-animals policy, even during non-public hours. However, Certified Service Animals and animals undergoing training for certification, are allowed to assist guests with disabilities. Service dogs and dogs in training must be at least 12 months old; animals under 12 months old are not permitted.

Can I re-enter View Boston after exiting the attraction?

Unfortunately, you cannot re-enter once your ticket has been scanned at the entrance of View Boston.

Am I allowed to smoke at View Boston?

View Boston is a strictly non-smoking facility, ensuring a smoke-free environment for all guests. This policy extends to all areas, including the outdoor Cloud Terrace deck.

Can I take photos and videos during my visit to View Boston?

You are free to capture personal photos and videos using hand-held devices to document their experience. However, it's important to note that the use of professional photographic equipment, video cameras, recording devices, tripods, lights, and similar gear is not permitted without prior approval from View Boston management.

How long should I spend at View Boston?

Make sure you set aside at least 2 hours for your visit to View Boston.

Is it worth visiting the View Boston?

View Boston provides the highest vantage point to marvel at the city’s skyline. It is well worth a visit and also leaves you knowing more about the city through its immersive exhibits.