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fasteddie July 14th, 2004 06:25 AM

Directions to Boston Port
 
I've been looking at several websites that give driving directions, and there are two suggested exits off the Mass. turnpike (I 90) to the cruise port in Boston. I was wondering if any locals (or anyone who has driven to the port) could tell me the less confusing exit. Half of the sites say to take exit 24 and the others say to take exit 25.

Just wondering if anyone could shed some light on the subject for this dim bulb? <G>

Thanks

Ed


Parrot Mom July 14th, 2004 08:40 AM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
Hi..I'm a local....lol.. TAKE THE SOUTH BOSTON EXIT otherwise you end up at Logan Airport... trust me... we did it accidently ourselves TWICE..

A

Parrot Mom July 14th, 2004 08:41 AM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
Whoops.. if you need more info please write...

LisaK July 14th, 2004 09:25 AM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
Eddie, when are you cruising? I am asking this because if you are cruising during the Democratic National Convention starting 7/26/04 Boston is basically going to be shutdown to incoming traffic, they are closing parts of the highway and certain routes on the "T" (thats the train), they will be busing commuters in and out of the city during this time. Its going to be a traveling nightmare.

Kuki July 14th, 2004 10:28 AM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
I'm not much on directions, but I would recommend against coming through Calgary. It's a long ways out of the way <VBG>


Trip July 14th, 2004 10:35 AM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
Eddie..here are 2 websites that can help you through, this maze we call Boston..Check before you travel the roads to see if they are open...Good luck



http://www.democraticnationalconvention.com/BB/



http://www.thebostonchannel.com/demo...ion/index.html



Post Edited (07-14-04 12:07)

joto July 14th, 2004 10:44 AM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
If you don't live too far away, take a limo to take you there and pick you up again. It might cost a little bit more than the parking, but will save you the driving headache. Or, book a hotel room that is in the suburbs and see if they have a shuttle bus and could leave your car there while you are away.

fasteddie July 14th, 2004 12:23 PM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
I'm coming in from upstate NY, through Albany on July 25th. I'll miss all of the traffic woes during the convention.

Parrot Mom, is the South Boston exit the last exit before the Ted Williams tunnel? (exit 25) It seems easier, so I can't figure out why some sites want you to get off the exit before.

Ed


Parrot Mom July 14th, 2004 01:11 PM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
My husband says to follow the signs to South Boston and take a right. (it comes up quickly)..when you get off...it's a little tricky...New construction has changed the area and even we get confused, but it's a fast right...right after you get off at the South Boston exit and then take a right--Do not go through the Ted Williams Tunnel.. Until they completely finish the Big Dig it's very confusing and chaos reigns..lol.. but worth it..you will see the Marine Terminal..on the right....and you drive up, show the State Troopers your papers...then to the longshoremen who gratefully unload your luggage (compared to Miami)..drive back to the parking garage a block or so away...When you come back if your a Lattitudes Member your allowed in right away..(that;s if you arrive about Noon).. The Trooper wants to see your lattitudes card.... There is a separate Lattitudes area..the problem seems to be everybody in this area is a Lattitudes Member...but processing once you sit down does go quickly and your papers are reviewed and an ID picture and financial papers taken right then and there so you don't have to do it in the casino. Now, if you end up at Logan..lol.. ask the nearest State Trooper..lol I know it's really not funny, but it's so confusing...that even somebody like ourselves who have done this more than ten times now finds it's tricky. Your coming in from the Mass. Turnpike and just follow directions... Hope I've been some help...

LisaK July 14th, 2004 01:27 PM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
fasteddie, don't count on it. I would imagine that the traffic the day before the convention starts will be just as bad if not worse, locals trying to get outa the city you know. Plan extra, extra time trying to get to the port..
Stay to the right when you exit do not take the Logan Airport Exit.

Wakka July 15th, 2004 06:04 AM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
Go to www.massport.com then scoll to Quick Jump(on the left side) then look for cruiseport. This will give you the information you're looking for! Good Luck, Please let us know how you made out!

fasteddie July 15th, 2004 06:08 AM

Re: Directions to Boston Port
 
Thanks everybody for the insight. I'll keep my compass handy just in case. <G>

The hard part will be getting up at 4:00am to start driving. <VBG>

Ed



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