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Parking Matters

by Daisylove Online Now Jul 31, 2009 at 10:50 AM

I like to just take a short tour on my own at the harvard yard on 6 Sept (sunday). May i know if there are any hourly carpark? And about how much do they charge? Thank you. :)

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    Re: Parking Matters

    by risse73 Online Now Jul 31, 2009 at 11:36 AM

    Parking around Harvard is quite limited, but there are a few hourly parking garages in the area. Here's a list of said parking garages with their posted on-line rates:

    1.) Harvard Square Parking Garage, 617.491.0298, 1 Bennett Street, Cambridge

    http://www.harvardsquareparking.com/
    harvardsquareparking.com/rat...

    2.) Church Street Parking Lot, 617.723.1488, 41 Church Street, Cambridge

    pilgrimparking.com/facilitie...


    3.) Holyoke Center Parking Garage, 617.723.1488, just off Harvard Square between Massachusetts Ave and Mt. Auburn St. Enter on Holyoke St.

    pilgrimparking.com/facilitie...


    4.) University Place Garage, 617.491.0801, 124 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge

    harvardsquare.com/Home/Servi...

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    Re: Parking Matters

    by Daisylove Online Now Jul 31, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Thank you very much for your help. :)

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    Re: Parking Matters

    by risse73 Online Now Jul 31, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    You're quite welcome! Enjoy Your Trip to the US & the Harvard campus!

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    Re: Parking Matters

    by bocmaxima Online Now Jul 31, 2009 at 2:20 PM

    Metered parking is free on Sundays in Cambridge and the restricted parking in the neighborhoods is generally not so. However, yeah, it's very tight in that area, particularly during the school year.
    It may be best to park in a different area and then take a bus in and back.3 round-trip.

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    Re: Parking Matters

    by Daisylove Online Now Aug 1, 2009 at 6:18 AM

    Could you share where I could get a free meter parking that is near the campus? I believe I could find a lot as I intent to be there very early Sunday morning (say 8am). :)Thanks

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    Re: Parking Matters

    by alansm Online Now Aug 1, 2009 at 11:07 AM

    You can try going down Brattle Street. Or along Cambridge Common. Be sure you check all the signs, even on Sunday.

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    Re: Parking Matters

    by heywinks Online Now Aug 4, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Most of the streets around Harvard Squ are metered and like the earlier posts stated you don't have to put money in the meters on Sunday...and you can stay all day if you want to - no time limit. If you are going to be there that early on Sunday you shouldn't have a problem finding parking. Mass Ave (Massachusetts Ave) is all metered parking as well.

    Good luck!

    As a side note: I've never parked in any of the paid lots around Harvard Squ and I go there every 2 wks or so. I've always circled around and found a spot.

    Have fun in Harvard Square! Eat at Border Cafe (Mexican) - great food and cheap!

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