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I usually park at the Alewife station if I'm visiting Boston proper for the day. During the weekend parking there is never a problem. During the week apparently it apparently fills up with commuters fairly early; I can't really say from personal experience one way or the other. Getting to Alewife is straightforward: I-95 to MA2 inbound to the exit for Alewife Station. Payment is via kiosks accepting credit/debit cards or cash, no app needed.





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I usually park at the Alewife station if I'm visiting Boston proper for the day. During the weekend parking there is never a problem. During the week apparently it apparently fills up with commuters fairly early; I can't really say from personal experience one way or the other. Getting to Alewife is straightforward: I-95 to MA2 inbound to the exit for Alewife Station. Payment is via kiosks accepting credit/debit cards or cash, no app needed.


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During the week apparently it apparently fills up with commuters fairly early; I can't really say from personal experience one way or the other.

Absolutely, often by 7 a.m. They've also had to close parts of the garage to effect repairs because the garage is not in good shape. Weekends are generally not an issue unless a date coincides with a larger-than-normal event in the city.


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If the commuter station is 2 miles from the KOA I may just take a cab. Then I won’t have to worry about parking. I have a fairly large vehicle.

Thanks for your replies.

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Gramps: We drove in along the Mass Pike. They're supposed to have photo toll collection (like the 407) but we still haven't been billed.
We found the parking payment/fare payment machines at the subway stations erratic.


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Gramps: We drove in along the Mass Pike. They're supposed to have photo toll collection (like the 407) but we still haven't been billed.
We found the parking payment/fare payment machines at the subway stations erratic.


Thanks for the information. I took the 407 last year from the 400 to the QEW. It cost me over $100.00 one way. I hate tolls. I know they’re unavoidable going to Boston. With my luck I’ll get billed.

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For Connecticut, I am not a big fan of Mystic Aquarium. I think Boston Aquarium is much better - it has a big center tank that you walk around.

You might be interested in Gillete Castle state park ( https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325204&deepNav_GID=1650 } very cool to check out the "castle" and the surrounding grounds.

Not far away is Goodspeed Opera House - sometimes tours during the day are available, depending on their show schedule. Speaking of which, seeing a show there is great.


As to "Plimoth" Plantation (Pilgrims) in Massachusetts, that is neat to check out but... they do the "living history" thing there, where the actors pretend to be pilgrims while you try your best to get straight answers about the houses, living, and history. I am not a big fan of that type of thing, I find it annoying. When you check out Plymouth Rock, make sure to ask one of the Rangers there about it. They have a very good 10ish minutes talk about the Rock.

The Pilgrims ship, Mayflower II, may not be there... I think it is still being rebuilt at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut... Speaking of which!!

Instead of going to the Mystic Aquarium, you could check out Mystic Seaport. The Mayflower II might still be there undergoing major repairs / rebuilding, otherwise there is almost always one or more interesting sailing ships there to check out, along with the small "village".


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Looks like Gillette Castle is closed when we're there but the grounds are open. I'll add your suggestions to our list.

Thanks very much.

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Correct. The ship will not be back in Plymouth until after Labor Day.

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The Pilgrims ship, Mayflower II, may not be there... I think it is still being rebuilt at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut... Speaking of which!!



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Tvov wrote:

For Connecticut, I am not a big fan of Mystic Aquarium. I think Boston Aquarium is much better - it has a big center tank that you walk around.

You might be interested in Gillete Castle state park ( https://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2716&q=325204&deepNav_GID=1650 } very cool to check out the "castle" and the surrounding grounds.


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hands down Boston aquarium has it all over Mystic aquarium, Mystic seaport though is well worth a visit. [emoticon]

If you're into submarines, check out the Nautilus submarine, I believe in groton ct, about 10 minutes drive from Mystic ct

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