Travel Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for road warriors and seasoned travelers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm looking for a place to take pictures of Boston, esp. Back Bay's brownstones. What is a good place to have a bird's eye view of Boston? Some place free and open to tourists would be great!

share|improve this question
up vote 5 down vote accepted

A great place to have a bird's eye view of Boston is the Skywalk Observatory. It is located at the top of the Prudential Center. Please find the link below:

It is not free but it isn't too expensive and open to the public

Ticket Prices:
Adults $13.00
Seniors $11.00
Children under 12 $9.00
Student with college ID $11.00

share|improve this answer

The Prudential center is a great place to see it. Directly above the observatory is the bar Top of the Hub
You can go up without any charge and buy a drink at the bar and walk around and enjoy the views.

Here's a picture I quickly snapped on my phone from last year at the Top of the Hub bar: enter image description here

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.