Boston NYE Overnight Parking Rates and Tips

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If you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve in Boston, we want you to be safe and have fun.
For those driving on the last night of the year, we’ve gathered the best overnight parking rates and other transit tips to make your New Year’s Eve easy and fun. Cheers to 2016!

Best Overnight Parking Rates

These spots are great for both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and allow for overnight parking:

Ride the T For Free After 8PM

Leaving your car at home? There are plenty of other transit options. You can ride the T for free after 8PM and several rail and bus lines are operating late schedules to 2AM.

Uber, Lyft, and Cabs

Ride sharing and taxi cab options are always a popular choice for NYE. Scarcity and surge pricing can make this a little hectic, especially at the dawn of a new year. You may want to check out Uber’s NYE guide for a primer on surge pricing, fare splitting, and other ways to help you get a safe ride home.

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Skip Boston Winter Street Parking

Remember these? Boston space-savers are about to make their annual return to Boston streets.

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As Bostonians brace for the snow season – with memories of last year’s brutal winter coming back into stark focus – parking is about to get kooky around here.

During the winter months, residents must be aware of government declared “snow emergencies” where parking on the street is illegal. See below for a map of effected streets.

There’s a lot to keep up with when it comes to street parking during the winter in Boston.

You must remember to park “at least 20 feet away from intersections and no further than 1 foot from the curb,” or you risk a citation. You must know the official and unofficial rules. Not to mention the added hassles of excavating your car from mountains of snow and ice deposited by plows, scraping ice off your windshield, and watching all that salt destroy your car is about to happen all over again.

But there’s another way!

This year, do your car and yourself a favor and book a monthly parking spot in Boston until the Spring. Many spots offer great discounts if you book for a few months (i.e. winter!). Plus you’ll save a ton of time and stress with a nice spot in a garage as opposed to street parking.

Most cars spend 95% of their time parked, may as well not be under a snow drift.

3 Boston Thanksgiving Travel and Parking Tips

Thanksgiving is Thursday, November 26th. This means we’re just a few weeks from the start of the annual holiday travel season.

For those who call Boston home, Thanksgiving presents many pleasantries and potential pitfalls. But don’t worry, we’re here with tips to help ensure this Thanksgiving in Beantown is a success.

1. Book Your Parking Ahead of Time

Boston is going to be flooded with cars, and your neighborhood’s streets may not be able to handle it. If you’re hosting, and you have a spot, consider moving your car to a weekend lot to make way for your guests. If you’re the incoming guest, don’t even discuss your parking needs. Instead, reserve a spot nearby. It’ll ease the burden on your host, and be a hassle-free ending to the long road trip for you–a win-win!

Here are some great Thanksgiving weekend parking rates from SpotHero. If you choose to use this tip, remember to read the redemption details in your parking pass (not all have in-and-out privileges for example). Also, if you don’t see the spot listed below, it’s sold out!

  1. 100 Clarendon St. – Garage
  2. 2 Battery Wharf – Garage
  3. Pi Alley – Garage
  4. 116 W 1st St. – Channel Center Garage
  5. 100 Huntington Ave. – Copley Place Garage
  6. 45 University Rd. – University Place: Garage

 2. Choose Your Travel Day Wisely

Last year Google found that in Boston, the busiest travel day is Tusday. It can be up to 40% better if you elect to travel on a different day.

 3. Pick up Your Waze Game

Waze, the ultimate navigation app, is essential for traveling by road during peak travel times. If there ever was a time to use Waze, it’s before Thanksgiving weekend. As recently pointed out by Lifehacker, Waze’s recent update presents some new and simple ways to really outsmart traffic. Features like sending your ETA or switching to “shortest route” over “fastest route” (this setting avoids the complicated routes just to save a few seconds) will make sure you arrive in time for turkey.