Boston (June 21, 2023) — View Boston, the newly opened observation deck on top of the Prudential Tower, officially joined the Boston CityPASS® ticket program last week. This three-story attraction sits atop one of New England’s tallest buildings and offers 360-degree views of Boston and the surrounding area, from storied Fenway Park and the busy runways of Logan Airport to beautiful Back Bay and beyond.
View Boston Observation Deck, whose operators spent more than three years meticulously developing each facet of the attraction, also incorporates the best in cutting-edge exhibit technology. Among the high-tech bells and whistles are Virtual Viewers, which allow guests a peek inside some of Boston’s most famous neighborhoods. The Viewers are located on the attraction’s 52nd floor (aka The View), along with The Lookout, an elevated platform that gives visitors a raised vantage point from which to better appreciate an already stunning panorama.
And if guests see something from the sky that they’d like to explore further on the ground, they can use the observatory’s innovative ViewPrint system (available throughout the experience) to begin building a personalized itinerary for the remainder of their Boston stay. Visitors simply scan their ticket at any ViewPrint device and add the sites they’d like to see. (There are more than 350 points of interest built into the system.) As guests near the end of their View Boston visit, they scan their ticket one last time in The Finale room, enter an email address, and then receive a link to a tailor-made itinerary that includes their chosen points of interest, additional sightseeing suggestions and tips, and a map to help them easily navigate their way to their next stop.
Also on the 52nd floor are metal sculptures of several famous Boston landmarks: the Hatch Memorial Shell concert venue, historic Trinity Church, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and others. While these are interesting to see up close, their purpose goes much deeper. The pieces were designed in partnership with Perkins School for the Blind to allow sight-impaired visitors to “see” and feel some of Boston's most iconic landmarks.
Guests can then pop down a flight to the 51st floor, known as The Cloud Terrace, for an open-air terrace view of Boston. Stratus, an indoor/outdoor cocktail lounge, is located here, serving seasonal drinks and small plates. This is the perfect place for a light lunch or sunset cocktail.
The attraction’s final floor (the 50th) is known as The City. This is where all things Boston are celebrated. Among the exhibits are Boston 365, a remarkable 3D model of the city with projection-mapping lighting that dramatically transforms the city from snow-dusted winter to sunny summer, as well as from day to night. Nearby is Open Doors, a 270-degree immersive theater screen whose film takes viewers on a street-level exploration of various neighborhoods and provides a behind-the-scenes perspective of some of Boston’s most beloved landmarks, including Fenway Park.
The Boston CityPASS program bundles deeply discounted, prepaid admission to View Boston Observation Deck and other top attractions into one easy-to-use mobile ticket. Visitors can now save 45% on combined admission to:
- New England Aquarium
- Museum of Science
- Plus, the ticket holder’s choice of any two of the following:
- Boston Harbor City Cruises
- Franklin Park Zoo
- Harvard Museum of Natural History
- View Boston Observation Deck
Note: Choice attractions do not need to be selected at the time of ticket purchase and can be visited in any order
Visiting all these attractions is easy with a Boston CityPASS mobile ticket. The tickets cost $79 for adults and $67 for children ages 3-11. Once activated at the first attraction visited, Boston CityPASS tickets are valid for nine consecutive days starting with the first day of use. (Should travel plans change, City Pass, Inc., offers a risk-free, 365-day return policy on nonactivated tickets.)
Tickets can be ordered online at CityPASS.com, arriving moments later via email, or through the My CityPASS app, which can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and/or Google Play or accessed from any web browser. The app conveniently stores the customer’s tickets, allows guests to make advance reservations at those attractions that require or recommend them, provides notifications and entry instructions for each attraction, highlights special offers and upgrades, and more.
About CityPASS: For 25 years, CityPASS tickets have been premier products for travelers who want to visit a destination’s top attractions while enjoying significant savings. Based on more than 82,000 customer reviews, the tickets have an average customer rating of 4.6 stars (out of a possible 5). CityPASS tickets are currently available in 16 North American destinations: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Southern California, Tampa Bay and Toronto. Since 1997, more than 26 million CityPASS tickets have been sold. For more information, visit CityPASS.com or download the My CityPASS app.Prices and program subject to change. CityPASS® and City Pass® are registered trademarks of City Pass, Inc., and the exclusive property of City Pass, Inc.