USA Clock Tower, Custom House, Boston
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The Boston Clock Tower, aka Custom House, is a Mariott Hotel with an outdoor observation platform at the top of the tower, which provides a 360° surround view of Boston. Great panoramic views of the harbour, the Bridges, the harbour and the city.
The observation deck is fenced in and you need to shoot through the fence posts. If you do night photography, you will need a tall tripod (5-6 ft) or a gorilla pod that wraps around the posts. If it is windy, long exposures get blurry, because the entire tower moves.
GPS: 42.359044, -71.053556 The hotel lets visitors up twice a day, except Friday (their busiest check-in/out day), around 3 pm and 6 pm (call ahead to make sure). You can stay as long as you like. Evening access is $7, including a free non-alcoholic drink (the $14 alcoholic option is not worth it, the bar is very small). Bring long lenses to zoom into details and observe the busy life on the Greenway.
Crowd Factor A decent amount of people
Best Timing Sunset during spring & winter
Sunrise & Sunset 05:05 - 20:21 | current local time: 10:23
Photo Themes Aerial view cityscape Panoramic View Tower
Locations Boston Mckinley Square Custom House
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