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View Boston

Uncover the charm of historic and vibrant Boston. Explore iconic landmarks, picturesque parks, and diverse neighborhoods, all woven with culture and history.

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About View Boston

If a trip to Boston is on the cards for you, head over to the top three floors of Prudential Center and soak in the city’s sights from the 52nd floor observation deck. It offers you wonderful views of the city’s landmarks like the Boston Public Garden which was the first public botanical garden in America and the glorious Massachusetts State House.

Why visit View Boston?

Did you know?
  • The building atop which View Boston is located, the Prudential Center, is the 2nd-tallest building in Boston with a height of 749 feet.
  • Today, View Boston stands where the Skywalk Observatory once stood. After 54 years atop the tower, the observatory shut down in 2020.
  • View Boston is a great vantage point to watch the finish of the Boston Marathon held on the third Monday of April every year. You can get a clear view of the winner crossing the finish line from here.
  • The observation deck helps you plan your visit beyond its tower by letting you create your own personalized itinerary at the View Print station. Just scan your ticket and print out an itinerary for the rest of your stay in Boston.

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Perched 750 feet above the bustling city streets, View Boston provides a breathtaking panorama of Boston's diverse neighborhoods, architectural wonders, and the picturesque harbor that defines its character. Take a look at your View Boston ticket options and all the other essential information you'll need for your visit on this page.
View Boston is a must-visit attraction for anyone visiting the city! Here's a quick look at your View Boston ticket options.
The View Boston Observation Deck is a fantastic place for both tourists and locals to enjoy Boston's beauty and charm!

Why go for these tickets? 

  • Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views from one of New England's tallest buildings.
  • Explore immersive exhibits to learn more about Boston's history and culture.
  • Step onto the Cloud Terrace for unobstructed views of the skyline, an exhilarating experience.

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Explore panoramic views from one of the tallest buildings in New England at the View Boston Observation Deck.
Skip the line and enter the fascinating world of View Boston with these tickets. If you're planning on visiting on a weekend, these tickets will help you avoid long lines and give you priority access to the attraction.

Why go for these tickets? 

  • Skip-the-line tickets save you time, letting you enjoy View Boston without waiting in long lines to get in.
  • These tickets offer convenience and efficiency, especially during peak seasons when lines can be long.
  • Take in stunning Boston views from one of the highest vantage points in New England.
  • Enjoy vouchers that you can redeem at any of the View Boston restaurants or the gift shop.

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Enjoy a hassle-free experience with your priority entry tickets to View Boston with a voucher that you can use at the gift shop.
Choose your preferred time to visit View Boston with priority access to the attraction and a voucher that you can use to shop or drink.
Here are some suggestions on how you can choose the right View Boston ticket based on your preference.
If you’re on a budget: 
Admission tickets to the View Boston Observation Deck grant you access to the observation deck and all the attractions and exhibits inside. These tickets are budget-friendly and promise an unforgettable view of the city.
If you want to save time:
Avoid wasting your time in lines by going for priority access tickets to View Boston. These tickets are especially helpful if you're planning on visiting during peak hours to enjoy the sunset or on the weekends.
If you want to drink or shop:
If you'd like to unwind and sip on a drink while enjoying the skyline views or buy a souvenir at the gift shop, get yourself priority access tickets which include vouchers that you can use for drinks or souvenirs & merch at the gift shop.

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Children below 6 do not require tickets to View Boston.


Children between 6-12 and seniors above 65 enjoy discounted tickets. For additional discounts and offers, keep an eye out here.

What are View Boston's opening hours?

View Boston is open every day from 10 AM to 10 PM. The last entry is at 9 PM.

When is View Boston closed?

View Boston is open throughout the year.

When is the best time to visit View Boston?

To steer clear of large crowds, consider scheduling your visit to View Boston on a weekday. Opt for a time slot around the day's sunset hours, to enjoy the most captivating views.

How long should I spend at View Boston?

You should allow around 2 hours to completely enjoy your visit to View Boston.

Where is View Boston located?

The View Boston Observation Deck is located on the 52nd floor of Prudential Center on Boylston Street.
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How do I get to View Boston?

You can take a bus or the train to get to View Boston. Take the light rail #E (green line) or board bus number 9, 39, 55, or 57 to get there.

Can I take the train to View Boston?

Yes, take the light rail green line (E) to View Boston. The closest station is at Prudential Center, which is a quick 1-minute walk away.

Can I take a bus to View Boston.?

Yes, bus numbers 9, 39, 55, and 57 will get you to View Boston. The closest bus stop is at Huntington Avenue.

Is parking available at View Boston?

Paid parking is available at the Prudential Center.

Is View Boston wheelchair accessible?

View Boston Observatory is completely wheelchair-accessible.

Is storage facility available at?

View Boston does not offer lockers or storage facilities. Avoid carrying large bags.

Is photography permitted at View Boston Observation Deck?

Photography is allowed inside View Boston using handheld cameras. Professional photography equipment is not allowed without prior permission.

Are outside food and drinks permitted inside View Boston?

Outside food and drinks are not permitted inside View Boston.

Is there a dress code for visiting View Boston?

There is no dress code to visit View Boston, we suggest dressing comfortably for a relaxed experience. Keep in mind that that the indoor spaces are air-conditioned during the summer.

Is there a security check to enter View Boston?

Yes, all guests must go through a security screening before entering the observation deck.

Can I visit View Boston with children?

View Boston permits strollers and provides child-friendly washrooms, making it convenient for families with children, including toddlers and infants, to visit.
Take a look at the highlights inside View Boston that you should not miss.

Panoramic Views from the Indoor Observatory

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Boston from the 52nd floor of View Boston. Step onto 'The Lookout,' an elevator platform that gives you unobstructed views of the city's skyline. Learn about Boston's other landmarks with Virtual Viewer. It gives you with information about things to do in the city.

The Cloud Terrace

Visit the Cloud Terrace on the 51st floor to enjoy breathtaking 360-degree panoramic views from the open-air rooftop deck. Indulge in beverages while taking in the scenery at Stratus, a charming restaurant located within View Boston.

Boston 365

Explore an immersive 3D representation of Boston City that highlights the dynamic shifts in seasons, the city's most iconic city landmarks, and vibrant festive occasions through the use of projected imagery.

Explore Boston

For newcomers to Boston, the Explore Boston tool serves as a valuable resource to gain insights into various neighborhoods throughout the city. Utilize this tool to discover points of interest, dining establishments, and notable landmarks that align with your personal preferences and interests.

Open Doors

Engage in an immersive experience within the 270-degree theater screen of "Open Doors." This unique attraction provides an opportunity for ground-level exploration of Boston's most renowned attractions, including the iconic Fenway Park.

View Print

Discover the "View Print" feature at the View Boston Observatory, offering a personalized itinerary planning function that empowers you to craft a one-of-a-kind experience and store your customized schedule. This interactive tool grants you the flexibility to engage with exhibits, scan your ticket, and arrange your visit according to your individual preferences.
Make the most of your visit to Boston by checking out its most popular attractions! Here are the top places you can visit.

Freedom Trail

Walk along this historic trail that takes you to 16 significant sites, including the Massachusetts State House, Paul Revere's House, and the Old North Church, offering a glimpse into Boston's role in the American Revolution.

Fenway Park

Home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the country. Even if there's no game, you can take a tour to see the iconic "Green Monster" and learn about the stadium's history.

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum

The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum is a captivating historical attraction in Boston, Massachusetts, that allows visitors to immerse themselves in the events leading up to the American Revolution, specifically the famous Boston Tea Party of 1773.

Museum of Fine Arts

Immerse yourself in the world of art as you admire an extensive collection spanning various cultures and time periods. This renowned institution houses an impressive array of masterpieces, showcasing the genius of artists like Monet, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh, among many others.

New England Aquarium

Embark on an enchanting aquatic adventure as you delve into the mesmerizing world of marine life. Here, you'll encounter a captivating array of underwater wonders, from the delightful waddle of penguins to the graceful movements of sea turtles, and even the awe-inspiring presence of majestic sharks.

Are View Boston tickets available online now?

Yes, you can book View Boston tickets online.

What are the different types of View Boston tickets?

You have the option to select either regular admission tickets to View Boston or priority entry tickets.

Is skip-the-line entry included in my View Boston admission tickets?

Yes, book View Boston Priority Entry Tickets to skip ticket lines and head right in.

Are discounts available on View Boston tickets?

Children between 6-12 and seniors above 65 can avail discounted tickets.

Can I cancel my View Boston tickets?

You can cancel your View Boston tickets up to 24 hours before your scheduled visit for a full refund.

What are View Boston's opening hours?

View Boston is open every day from 10 AM to 10 PM. The last entry is at 9 PM.

How do I get to View Boston?

You can take a bus or the train to get to View Boston. Take the light rail #E (green line) or board bus number 9 to get you there. If you're driving down, you can park at the Prudential Center.

What is the best time to visit View Boston?

To steer clear of large crowds, consider scheduling your visit to View Boston on a weekday. To enjoy sunset views, get priority entry tickets during the sunset hours of the day.

Is View Boston wheelchair accessible?

Yes, View Boston is wheelchair accessible. Elevators and ramps are present throughout the facility.

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