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Experience Breathtaking Views at View Boston

February 29, 2024 By CityPASS

Deciding which attractions to visit in such a vibrant city as Boston can be challenging. With so many things to do, you don't want to miss out on any highlights. However, visitors and locals alike may want to take a trip up View Boston first and foremost.

The brand-new View Boston offers one of the most spectacular ways to experience the city. The 360-degree viewing platform will show you panoramic views like no other. You can take mind-blowing photos, discover interactive exhibits, enjoy a drink in the cocktail bar, and even sample a delicious dinner with a view.

If you are ready to discover Boston from a unique perspective, keep reading. This guide will dive into all you need to know about the View Boston observatory so that you make the most of your visit.

What To Expect at the View Boston Observation Deck

Plan your trip, and don't miss any of the exciting corners of View Boston. Here's what you may want to focus on during your visit:

Unveil 360-Degree Panoramic Views of the City of Boston

The View Boston complex sits on top of the second-highest building in the city, the View Boston Prudential Center. It covers the top three floors of the building at a height of around 750 feet.

The indoor observation deck is located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower and is two stories high. No matter where you stand, the panoramic views of the city are unrivaled. Have fun spotting Boston's most famous landmarks from the sky, including Boston Harbor Islands, Piers Park, Longfellow Bridge, and more.

With a 360-degree outdoor viewing deck and indoor viewing space, this is truly the best view in Boston — you can see every corner of the city. It is an ideal spot to snap some Instagram-worthy photos day or night, so don't forget your camera.

Enjoy a 3D Model of the Sprawling City With Boston 365

If you want to delve even deeper into exploring the city, don't miss a visit to the interactive 3D model on the 50th floor. Boston 365 is an impressive model of the city that showcases glorious details of city life. It is highly informative and, above everything else, fun.

The light-up display delights visitors by showing the city buildings twinkling, and the skyline shifts and changes from day to night and through different seasons. Projection mapping technology dramatically transforms Boston's streets, bringing to life famous celebrations and the city's spirit.

You also won't want to miss the interactive neighborhood discovery tool, Explore Boston, on the same floor. Step into a room with floor-to-ceiling interactive screens. Like in a digital museum, learn about Boston's history and discover unique establishments in the city.

Explore Boston can recommend the best activities, eateries, and watering holes in town that suit your tastes. You can even create your itinerary using ViewPrint technology. Simply scan your ticket barcode to have all the information sent to your email.

Experience an Immersive Theater That Showcases Boston's Most Beloved Attractions

This world-class observatory also has an interactive theater. In the Open Doors room, you will find a 270-degree cinema. This spectacular, immersive theater is an exciting experiential attraction that takes you on a life-size journey through the city.

With a screen as high as the wall, it's like you can step into the streets and learn about the behind-the-scenes of the city. You can get up close and personal with some of the best attractions, like Fenway Park.

Sip on Cocktails With Indoor and Outdoor Views at the Stratus Cocktail Lounge

View Boston is not only a daytime destination. The elegant Stratus Cocktail Lounge on the 51st floor is the perfect place for an evening drink with a breathtaking backdrop. The bar has floor-to-ceiling windows so you can enjoy the 360º view from your seat. In the summer, you can also take a patio to view the city from outside from the deck in the outdoor cocktail lounge.

The cocktails served in Stratus are a cut above. The menu hosts many signature cocktails uniquely crafted with house-made ingredients. There are also seasonal drink menus and tasty bar bites. Whether you are a local or just passing through, an evening spent in the Stratus with family or friends will be a magical night to remember.

Delight Yourself With Signature Tastes of Boston at the Beacon Bistro Restaurant

Dine above the clouds with an unrivaled culinary experience at The Beacon Bistro. You can view the 33 miles of the cityscape from the fine dining restaurant on the 50th floor of the Prudential Center View Boston. Although there are multiple seating options, one of our favorites is the 22-seat window-facing bar with an uninhibited Boston city view.

Aside from the Boston view, diners will delight in flavorful dishes paired with seasonal cocktails. Choose from a list of unmatched beverages that pair perfectly with the menu. Select a predefined dining package, or make a reservation for a la carte dining.

Get Tickets to Boston's Newest Gem With CityPASS®

With the recent View Boston opening, tickets are in high demand. However, with your Boston CityPASS® ticket, gaining entrance to this exciting new gem couldn't be easier — or more affordable. You'll also get admission to other top things to do in Boston, including:

We've picked the best attractions for you, so you can sit back and enjoy daydreaming of your trip to this marvelous city.

Boston Lodging

To get the most out of your stay in Boston, we recommend finding lodging near Boston's top attractions. Use this map to find the right lodging for you:

Header Image Courtesy of View Boston at Prudential Center

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