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Parking in Boston

Like many major cities, Boston can be a hassle to drive in. While it's not as big as New York City or Los Angeles, it can get very congested especially in the downtown area and free Boston parking is generally hard to find. Many tourists find that taking the bus or riding on the T train is a convenient way to get around the city and see all the sites, but sometimes driving can be a good alternative. If you're renting a car or have your own, read on for where to park in Boston.

Many of the city's attractions are located in the downtown area, where it is difficult to find street Boston parking, especially on weekdays. On the weekends, you can drive around with much better luck, just be sure to read the street signs thoroughly or you may be ticketed. If you don't find any free or metered parking, then you can park your car at International Place parking which costs only $9 per day on the weekends, but can set you back $34 per day on the weekdays. This Boston parking lot is convenient because of its central location being close to attractions such as Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, North End and Downtown Crossing.

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If you're looking to visit some of the city's premiere parks, then you're probably looking for where to park. In Boston Common garage, you will find 1,300 car spaces in a well-lit safe place. The parking garage is located right next to the Boston Common and the Boston Public Garden. It's also near Beacon Hill neighborhood and many Freedom Trail attractions such as the State House. To visit Boston's beautiful Norman B. Leventhal Park, leave your car at the Post Office Square Garage.

If you really want to find street parking, then you should scout for one on Charles Street, Newbury Street and Boylston streets. If you leave your car in parking garages around Boylston, you can get your ticket validated at the mall, which can save you $5.

You can also look for another popular Boston parking garage called the Pi Alley garage in the downtown area, which has over eight levels levels of spaces but can cost up to $38 a day. If you're looking to watch the Boston Bruins or the Celtics playing at TD Garden, your best bet for parking is the Government Center. The rates are $23 for an hour and 20 minutes, $29 for an hour and 40 minutes and $35 for a day anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. If you want to be in and out in less than 40 minutes, you will pay $15. Event rates are $25 for up to 8 hours.


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To save some cash while you're attending a game or an event at TD Garden, leave your car at the Cambridgeside Galleria Parking Garage which is further away but has much cheaper rates; 3 to 4 hours costs $6.99 and anywhere from 5 to 24 hours costs $20. If you enter at night, weekends and holidays, anywhere from 1 to 10 hours only cost $3.99.