Boston Waterfront Parking Tips & Tricks

Last Updated: March 29, 2016

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Whether you want to take part of history on the Boston Tea Party Ships or get a more intimate with nature on a whale watching excursion, you’ll never get bored hanging out on the Boston Waterfront.  Stretching 47 miles down Boston’s shore, every bit loaded with activities and a bit of history.

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Boston Waterfront Attractions

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Experience history first hand as you dump tea overboard in the Boston Tea Party.  Aboard restored tea ships, explore interactive exhibits and enjoy live actors reenacting this important part of America’s pursuit of freedom.

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Institute of Contemporary Art

Art lovers will delight in the amazing collection viewable at the Institute of Contemporary Art.  Not only popular for its art, but also its amazing architecture.  With ever changing exhibits, there’s always something interesting to see here.  Perfect for a fun family outing.

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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Get an intimate look into the life of John F. Kennedy, as you explore events through his eyes and hear his thoughts with his voice on this narrated tour.  More than just a museum, you will step into this 35th President’s life recreated to experience his legacy and leadership first hand.

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New England Aquarium

Featuring more than 70 exhibits of aquatic animals from around the world, New England Aquarium gives you opportunity to discover what lies deep beneath our oceans.   Whether you delight in watching the fun-loving fur seals play or opt to head out on a whale watching excursion, you are guaranteed to love what the New England Aquarium has to offer.

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Spectacle Island

Nature lovers rejoice!  Spectacle Island offers 105 acres of outdoor joys and fun.  With five miles of walking trails, hiking, swimming and boating, life couldn’t get much better than this!  The exhibits on the history and evolution of the island at the visitor center are just the icing on the cake.  You don’t want to miss the Sunset Clambakes!

Popular Boston Waterfront Hotels

If you are fortunate enough to enjoy your stay in Boston at the Waterfront, you’ll love the exquisite lodging offerings.  See below for a list of Waterfront hotels.

Boston Waterfront Parking Info

Boston Waterfront Street Parking

Waterfront Parking Rates: Monday through Saturday from 8am to 8pm – $1.25 per hour for up to 2 hours or 25₵ for 12 minutes. Metered parking is free on Sundays and holidays.  Occasionally metered spaces are marked as “no parking” for special events or circumstances, so it is imperative to pay attention to all signage and meter plates.

 Boston Waterfront Residential Parking

Resident Permit Parking is in full effect in residential areas of the Waterfront.  While there are a limited number of visitor spaces, they are also only good for up to two hours.   It’s best to be safe, rather than sorry and park in a paid garage or parking facility to avoid a ticket and hefty fine.

Boston Waterfront Parking Resources

  • SpotHero – book discounted Boston Waterfront parking online
  • Yelp – read customer reviews of Boston Waterfront parking garages
  • – compare parking rates in Waterfront parking lots and garages
  • Boston Waterfront Guide – view the address and contact information for Waterfront parking lots and garages
  • Boston’s New Waterfront – view a list of parking lots and garages in Boston’s Waterfront
  • TripAdvisor – read tips, tricks and advice for finding cheap Waterfront garage parking
  • Standard Parking/Central Parking – this national parking company offers Boston Waterfront parking in 5 garages

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