I was here many times in the past. The Prudential Center is the skinny building in the middle of downtown Boston. The Center has a mall inside. It's not a huge center like a mall. I bought some items at different stores inside. I was at the Body Shop and got some lip balm and hand creams. I was at the Dunkin Donut, Olympia Sports, Express and other stores. This mall is different compare to mall in the suburbs. The difference is that they have very fancy stores like Louis Vuitton, Club Monaco. I love the fancy stores but man I can't afford them. Basically I just mean this mall is for rich people. The customers are mostly whites and have the cash. Most of them live in the area of the Back Bay and have nice homes, condos or apartments. Truereview here to tell you the truth. Here is the list of all the stores inside the center: Apparel: 344,Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft, Arden B., Chico's,Club Monaco, Express, Free People, Isis Maternity, J. Jill - The Store, Lacoste, Lord & Taylor, Lululemon athletica, Olympia Sports, Saks Fifth Avenue, Stil, Vineyard Vines. Attractions: Beantown Trolley, Boston Duck Tours, Old Town Trolley Tours, Skywalk Observatory,. Cards Gifts, Books: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Crane & Co., Paper Makers, Papyrus, Yankee Candle. Department store: Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue Shoes & Accessories: 344, Aldo, Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft, Charles David, Florsheim, Gucci, J. Jill - The Store, Johnston & Murphy, Lord & Taylor, Olympia Sports, Optical Shop of Aspen, Pandora, Ross-Simons, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sunglass Hut. Specialty Food: Cold Stone Creamery, Dunkin Donuts, Godiva, Shaw's Supermarket Teavana and Truffles Fine Confections. Specialty Store: Best of Boston, Franklin Covey, Frette, GameStop, Isis Maternity, L'Occitane, Levenger, Life in Boston, Louis Barry Florist, Mizu Salon, Sephora, Swarovski, The Body Shop and Travel 2000.
Top of The Hub is super fun. It offers some of the best views in Boston, and the foods is good. Recently, they put a cap on how much you need to spend (minimum ceiling) at night in the bar, which is strange. Make sure you make reservations ahead of time if you want to bring your sweatheart to dinner. It is hard to get a table if you don't.
Expensive, but GREAT view! There is no other view like this in Boston. Don't go for a whole meal, just an appetizer and drink at a non-meal time hour to see the whole city. Dress code is not formal, which is a surprise.