We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Skywalk Observatory

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
768
All photos (768)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“audio tour”(97 reviews)
“degree view”(41 reviews)
About
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
13°
Oct
Nov
-3°
Dec
Contact
800 Boylston Street, Prudential Center, Boston, MA 02199
Back Bay
Website
+1 617-859-0648
Call
Ways to Experience Skywalk Observatory
Boston CityPASS
45 Reviews
from US$59.00
More Info
from US$72.00
More Info
Go Boston Card
138 Reviews
from US$57.00
More Info
Reviews (1,168)
Filter reviews
910 results
Traveller rating
449
316
112
23
10
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
449
316
112
23
10
Show reviews that mention
All reviews audio tour degree view prudential center private function the empire state building sky walk top of the rock elevator ride great views of boston views are amazing entire city go boston card observation deck fenway park per adult charles river interactive exhibits
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 910 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Let me start by saying, I was not able to actually get up to the skywalk.I checked the poorly designed website twice on the day I planned to visit. Both times they said they were open. The calendar did not list any "private" parties that...More

Thank Dianne M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located on the 50th floor of the Prudential Centre. Skywalk observatory offers you stunning views of the Boston skyline. You can get an audio guided tour to give more information on the site you can see from each view point. We went up during the...More

Thank Danny E
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing views over the city with a bar and restaurant if you would like to take lunch or a drink. Not cheap but well worth a visit.

Thank SarahB1957
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great view, can see for miles even on the cloudy day that we went. Not crowded and no pressure to leave. Can see a lot of the major Boston sights.There is an audio tour option.

Thank BARRY C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Make sure the weather is good with good visibility and you can see for miles from all angles. Each window has a number that corresponds with a short passage on a talking guide. Each passage is detailed but concise. Go to this attractions before others...More

Thank MICHAEL C
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, twenty dollors seems a lot but you go up 50 floors and the 360 degree views around Boston are incredible so I would definately recommend this. It is not easy to find and you have to go into the shopping arcade and then head...More

1  Thank Steve L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Standard city attraction that isn't worth it at full price. Highlights: - Spacious viewing area on 3 sides with tall windows. Lowlights: - Not much extra but a platform: didn't see any information or indication of what buildings were in the view. There was a...More

Thank eak49
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is probably a good visit shortly after arriving in Boston to get your bearings. The audio guide is very detailed with some 10-15 stops around the gallery. There is a video theatre with a continuous display of history about the buildings. There also many...More

Thank Kirkstead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With the post 9/11 closure of the John Hancock observatory, the top of the Pru is it. Gives visitors a 360-degree view of the city and surrounding towns and you can see NH on a clear day! Still haven't been to the Top of the...More

Thank neilbW2536XR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a clear sunny day the view all around is quite something. Quite expensive but you soon forget that with views in land and out to sea over the islands. Shows how green Boston is. Recommended when the weather is fine.

Thank nsander219
View more reviews
Nearby
Back Bay
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 87 nearby hotels
Mandarin Oriental, Boston
809 reviews
.14 km away
Boston Marriott Copley Place
3,562 reviews
.17 km away
Colonnade Hotel
3,605 reviews
.20 km away
Courtyard Boston Copley Square
1,984 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 3,555 nearby restaurants
Lucca Back Bay
301 reviews
.12 km away
Eataly
774 reviews
.08 km away
Top of the Hub
2,671 reviews
.10 km away
Wagamama
165 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 925 nearby attractions
Prudential Center
1,500 reviews
.17 km away
Boylston Street
121 reviews
.21 km away
Copley Place
128 reviews
.30 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Stacy W
October 5, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Nigel B | Reviewed this property |
There was no queue when we went there at about 11.00 am.
1
Vote
belnorthstar
August 7, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from DanandAngie | Reviewed this property |
We were not really asked, a friend from UK had to show passport and have bag searched before they were let on lift, but we had no such problems...
0
Votes
Pok K
May 2, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from M Hanifah N | Reviewed this property |
It was $19 for entry. It may have increased.
1
Vote