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parking at freedom trail?

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parking at freedom trail?

We are staying at the Radisson on Stuart Street. Google Maps indicates that the Freedom Trail is 1.7 miles away. I don't really want to walk there because we are going to be walking a lot along the Freedom Trail. I know that finding a place to park our rental car is not the best option (and the only reason that we got a rental car is that we are traveling up the coast of Maine after visiting Boston). SO, how do you recommend getting there? By the subway? If so, how do we do that? Thank you for your help! You have been so wonderful in our planning process!

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1. Re: parking at freedom trail?

Oops- sorry! I neglected to mention that we want to begin at the Freedom Trail Visitors center in Boston Common. Thank you!

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2. Re: parking at freedom trail?

Driving is not an option unless you want to shell out an additional $30 or a day to park. Then, how would you get back to your after finishing the Freedom Trail even if you could find convenient parking?

If you don't want to walk, then the T is the only answer. The closest T stop to you is the Boylston Street Green Line Station.

By the way, I'm sure it's NOT 1.7 miles to the start to the Freedom Trail, which is on Boston Common. That can't be more than half a mile.

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3. Re: parking at freedom trail?

Hi Bonnie,

Never completely trust google maps. The start of the Freedom Trail is only a half mile from your hotel. Walk up Stuart to Tremont. Left on Tremont and Follow Tremont to the Visitors Center across from the Boston Common near West St. It's not a bad walk at all.

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4. Re: parking at freedom trail?

Wonderful advice! Thank you, thank you! We'll just walk over there!

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5. Re: parking at freedom trail?

It's a stone's throw. And don't rent the car until you're headed for Maine if you can possibly arrange it that way. You won't need it in the city.

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6. Re: parking at freedom trail?

Definitely cancel the rental car if you can and only book it for the day you are leaving for Maine. While in Boston, it will just sit in a garage and incur daily parking fees which can be significant.

Boston is very walkable and the subway system is easy to use and convenient.

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7. Re: parking at freedom trail?

Sedum is right- Get rid of the car option and pick up in City Location when you leave. Best for oneof youto ge the car and pick up theother with all the luggage from the Raddision-

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