Where To Park In Boston During 4th of July Weekend

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is just a few days away. Fireworks will light up the night sky over the Charles River starting at 10:30pm. You won’t want to miss it, but you also don’t want to spend your evening sitting in traffic. Our recommendation? Park away from the crowds and walk to the celebrations instead. If you’re visiting the city, park your car for the entire weekend at a great price.  


If you want to skip the crowds:


Location: 138 Arlington St. is a parking lot located in the Back Bay, about 1.3 miles away from the Esplanade. It is on the left-hand side of Arlington St. (a one-way street) between Winchester St. and Melrose St.

Cost: $10 (5pm Monday – 8am Tuesday)


Location: 400 Stuart St. is a garage connected to “The Clarendon” condo facility. It is located on the south/right-hand side of Stuart St (a one-way street) between Clarendon St and Berkeley St. It is 1.3 miles from the Esplanade.

Cost: $12 (5pm Monday – 8am Tuesday)


Location: Pi Alley is a garage located between School St. and State St, approximately 1.7 miles from the Esplanade. Enter this location at 275 Washington St.

Cost: $10 (5pm Monday – 3am Tuesday)


If you’re making a weekend trip to Boston:


Location: 10 Necco St. is a garage located to the west of A Street and to the south of Necco Court. The entrance is on the block of Necco Street that runs east-west. The facility is closed on July 4, but reopens at 6am on Tuesday, July 5th.

Cost: $57 (4pm Friday – 9am Tuesday)


Location: 47 LaGrange St. is a valet lot in the heart of the Theatre District. It is a short walk to Boston Common and Chinatown.

Cost: $100 for four days of parking (Friday – Tuesday)


Location: Pi Alley is a garage centrally located near the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall, Old State House, King’s Chapel, and many downtown restaurants.

Cost: $110 for four days of parking (Friday – Tuesday)


If you’re going to the Harborfest fireworks:


In addition to the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, Boston has another fireworks display on July 2nd, thanks to Harborfest. Evening festivities kick off with a concert at Long Wharf at 6pm followed by the fireworks display. For a great view of the Inner Harbor, plan ahead and reserve your parking near Long Wharf.

Harborfest, the country’s largest Fourth of July festival, takes place July 1-4 with activities throughout the entire city. Some of the signature events include the annual opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, historical reenactments, Freedom Trail walks, Boston Duck Tours, and live entertainment. Many of the activities are free, though some require an entry fee.


Here’s to life, liberty, and easy parking for all!