Beantown Trolley 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA02199 It's easy to catch a ride on the Beantown Trolley. The big red San Francisco-style trolley stops at all major hotels and…More most sightseeing stops throughout Boston. With point-to-point shuttle service, you can hop on or off at any of the 20 stops along the tour. Beantown Trolley is a function of Brush Hill Tours, a company founded in 1920 as a service bus line, which eventually branched out into sightseeing in 1981. Tickets can be purchased aboard the trolleys or at any one of several ticketing locations, including the interior of the Prudential Center just outside the Sheraton entrance. Trolleys can also be chartered for events such as weddings, parades and private events.
Old Town Trolley Tours 800 Boylston St, Boston, MA02199 Using the hop-on/hop-off concept, Old Town Trolley Tours allows you to see the city at your own pace. Spend as little or…More as much time at each site as you want. Among the many sites you can visit are historic Faneuil Hall, Copley Square, Fenway Park, Beacon Hill and, of course, the Old North Church, where hanging lanterns famously signaled the coming of British troops during the American Revolution. Old Town Trolley Tours first began in Key West, Florida, in the early 70s, when some friends who shared a love of history decided to convert an old bread truck and trailer into a tour bus. As the tour grew in popularity, tours were given in a proper trolly car and the company slowly branched out to other cities, starting with Boston. Tour guides on the trolleys are praised for their colorful personalities as well as their vast knowledge of history. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days, and you can begin or end your tour at any one of the 18 stops along the route.
The second tallest building in the city, the Prudential Center contains more than 75 shops and restaurants, tickets…More for trolley tours and Boston Duck Tours. It's the city's only sky-high vantage point since the John Hancock Tower closed after 9/11, and is a must-see for tourists and residents alike.
At the Skywalk Observatory, on the 50th floor, you can experience a 360-degree view of Boston's sky line, and listen to an audio tour (also available in French Canadian and Japanese) that points out many of the city's historical and cultural aspects. Also visit the Top of the Hub restaurant on the 52nd floor.
A mixed-use urban development, the 3.2 million square foot center is broken down into 620,000 square feet of retail space, and 2.6 million square feet of office space in the Prudential Tower on Huntington Ave.
From Saks Fifth Avenue to The Cheesecake Factory; from Lacoste to Legal Sea Foods, shopping and dinning draw more than 60,000 visitors a day. The Shops at Prudential Center also contain a Fitcorp fitness center, a full-service U.S. Post Office, a Catholic chapel, and Enterprise car rental. In addition, it's home to one of the city's largest parking garages, with 3,800 spaces in the heart of the Back Bay. In the midst of it all is the South Garden, an open-air courtyard with fountains and a built-in stage for concerts and performances.