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The Skywalk Observatory
Posted September 30th, 2012

For a city that is only 19 feet above sea level, a soaring view from 50 floors high in Boston’s Back Bay is a perspective to treasure. Book your stay at the historic Boston Park Plaza Hotel – a Boston Hotel close to The Skywalk and other Boston Attractions.

High above the streets of Boston in the famed Back Bay Neighborhood, is a Boston Attraction that shows this city in a unique way. It’s the only Observatory in New England that offers full-circle panoramic views of Boston and beyond.

On a clear day, visitors can see up to 100 miles away to the beaches of Cape Cod to the south or the mountains of New Hampshire to the north. Visitors will also see the best Boston Attractions just below, including the historic Boston Common and Public Garden, the prestigious Harvard University, the winding Charles River, and countless Boston Landmarks that surround the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory.

Open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. from March 11 through November 3 and from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. between November 4 and March 10, you’ll want to be aware of the occasions when the full 360-degree view won’t be available due to private functions or inclement weather. The Skywalk Observatory’s online calendar or a call from your Hotel’s Concierge can help determine what days may have some restrictions.

Because of the Skywalk Observatory’s stunning views, delightful cuisine, and fabulous city location close to the best Boston Hotels including Boston Park Plaza Hotel, the Observatory is a popular choice for social and corporate events and other celebrations.

Guests of the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory will also discover engaging interactive exhibits that convey the distinct culture of Boston and its unique neighborhoods.

Visiting Boston? Choose Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers– a Boston Hotel located close to Boston Back Bay and many Boston Attractions and Activities. Take a Tour of this historic Boston Hotel that has stood the test of time.

The Dreams of Freedom Museum is the only Boston Attraction to provide an educational immigration experience. Included in the purchase of a ticket to the Skywalk Observatory, all visitors can enjoy the Dreams of Freedom Museum exhibits to discover the important role that immigration played in shaping this culturally diverse city that consists of 1 out of every 3 residents having been born abroad. In fact, the Boston population speaks more than 140 different languages.

Acoustiguide Opus Audio Tour handsets are available to visitors with 2 different versions: 1 for children and another for adults, and provide a personalized tour of Boston that details the city’s historic past and current sites.

The Skywalk Observatory also features a state-of-the-art movie theater that continually runs 2 short films: “Dreams of Freedom,” which provides a multimedia journey through time and “Wings Over Boston,” which gives viewers an up-close feel of the entire city.

The Prudential Center is located at 800 Boylston Street, less than 1.5 miles away and just minutes by walk or subway from Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers. Tickets to this popular Boston Attraction include the Audio Tour, Dreams of Freedom Museum and the multimedia theater. As of March 1, 2012, the rate for adults is $14,00, children in 6th grade and under is $9.00, and seniors ages 62 and older is $12.00. Active military personnel and Massachusetts teachers with the MTA card always receive free admission.

For those who care to spend more time enjoying the spectacular views, 2 floors above the Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory is Top of the Hub – a beautiful Boston Restaurant & Lounge that serves award-winning cuisine from brunch through dinner.

About Boston Park Plaza Hotel - A Boston Hotel
Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is part of the rich history that defines Boston as one of the most beautiful cities in America and a top travel destination. This Boston Hotel is located in Back Bay, one of the most beautiful areas of the City – just yards from Boston Common, America’s oldest Public Park.

This Luxury Boston Hotel conveys class and elegance throughout its exceptional Concierge and Guest Services, 1054 finely-appointed Guest Rooms and Guest Suites, premier Dining with 9 on-site Restaurants including Melting Pot and the Statler’s Lounge. Other Guest Services include a 24-hour Fitness Center, 24-hour Business Center, and 65,000-square-feet of exceptional Boston Meeting Space including the exquisite Boston Park Plaza Castle located across the street – one of Boston’s most recognized and renowned Landmarks used exclusively for Boston Social Functions.

Since opening in 1927, Boston Park Plaza Hotel is recognized as a member of the Historic Hotels of America and a preferred Boston Hotel.

From Boston Park Hotel’s ideal location, Business and Leisure Guests can easily access all that Boston has to offer including Funeuil Hall Marketplace, Boston’s Historic Landmarks, Boston Common, Boston’s Back Bay, world-renowned Newbury Street for Boston Shopping, Boston Attractions, and Boston Activities, and the Theatre and Financial Districts. Our Boston Hotel is located just 3 miles from Boston’s Logan International Airport.

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