There are plenty of reasons to go to the Prudential Building when you are in Boston. There might be a good reason to make it your first stop. It is situated in the middle of the city and as you walk around you can see every direction for miles. If you use the headphone walking tour it will point out all the major landmarks for you and help you plan the rest of your visit. The device they give with a walking tour is very informative and they have a kid only version as well that keeps the mood lighter. The 51stg floor of the building is a four star pricey restaurant called The Top of the Hub and the 50thd floor is the lookout observatory. You can walk around a complete circle looking out huge windows to every part of the city. You will see the back bay, financial district, Fenway Park, Theater District, South End and the North End. This is a great take for your first time in the city or even for a local. You will learn something new every time we are sure. The cost is not cheap as it is $18 for an adult 13 and over and $11 for a child. There is a lot of information to take in but it is set up for you to be able to do it all in about an hour. While you are there you will see photographers, tourists, and maybe even a couple getting engaged. It was a lot of fun and worth the money, there was no waiting and no rush, so it was a relaxing way to spend an afternoon.