Prudential Center Boston Visitor Information
Known by locals as "the Pru," the Prudential Tower was completed in 1964 and is the second tallest building in Boston. Designed by Charles Luckman, the Prudential Tower features 52 floors housing business offices and retail establishments as well as a popular obsrvation deck and a rooftop restaurant. Part of the Prudential Center's shopping and business complex, the Prudential Tower draws both business and leisure visitors. www.prudentialcenter.com
Prudential Center Boston Hotel -
Situated less than half a mile from the Prudential Center, Courtyard Marriott Boston Copley Square offers charming boutique hotel accommodations with business class hotel amenities and deluxe hotel features in the heart of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. Stay with us and enjoy a full menu of hotel services, from delicious New England style breakfast at our signature Courtyard Café and a convenient, full-service business center to upscale in-room lodging features and genuinely friendly customer service.
The Shops at Prudential Center -
Visitors looking for a world-class shopping experience will find it at the Shops at the Prudential Center. Offering upscale retailers like Lord & Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ann Taylor, a range of specialty shops, restaurants, a post office, a fitness center, Boston Duck Tours and the St Francis Roman Catholic Chapel, the Prudential Center hosts more than 60,000 visitors every day.
Visitors looking for a break from their shopping can relax in the center's South Garden, a large, open-air park offering a relaxing urban garden setting with fountains, plenty of seating and a stage area for live musical performances. Open Mon.-Sat., 10am-9pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. www.prudentialcenter.com
Top of the Hub Restaurant -
Located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower, the Top of the Hub offers fine cuisine and unmatched views of the Back Bay and the Boston skyline through 360-degree windows that line the restaurant walls.
The restaurant offers an eclectic, upscale menu featuring traditional New England dishes, fresh seafood and a fusion of Asian and California cuisine, with options such as spicy lobster soup, braised lamb shanks, Reuben egg rolls and classic New England clam chowder on offer for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.
Visitors can enjoy live jazz music at the Top of the Hub every night and go for a stroll on the adjacent Skywalk after the meal. Open daily, 11:30am-1am; Sunday brunch begins at 11am. www.topofthehub.net
Skywalk Observatory at the Prudential Center Boston -
Located on the Prudential Center's top floor, the Skywalk Observatory offers visitors a unique vantage point for viewing Boston's skyline and city. Visitors can enjoy an audio tour that highlights some of Boston's historic and cultural points of interest or simply enjoy 360-degree views of the city and outlying areas.
The Skywalk Observatory is open daily from 10am-8pm from November through March; 10am-10pm from April through October. Ticket prices range from $9-$13 and are available for purchase at the Skywalk Observatory kiosk in the Prudential Arcade.
Boston Duck Tours -
Located in the Huntington Arcade, this fun tour company takes visitors on a ride through Boston on their unique amphibious vehicles that glide from street to water with ease. Visit points of interest such as Newbury Street, Bunker Hill, Boston Common, Copley Square and more all narrated by knowledgeable tour guides offering facts and history along the way. Tours operate daily starting at 9am, from March through October. www.bostonducktours.com