The details are out for the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory parade on February 7 in Boston.
When will it be?
The parade will commence at 11 a.m.
From where and to where?
The parade will start at Boylston and Dalton streets in Back Bay, near the Hynes Convention Center. It will then wend its away approximately 2 miles down Boylston, around the southern end of the Public Garden and the Common, to City Hall Plaza.
So that means streets will be closed off, right?
Exactly. The Boston Police Department will likely begin shutting down streets along and near the route shortly before 11 a.m. and not reopening them until after the festivities. (Stay tuned to the PD’s Twitter feed for more updates.)
We would strongly advise not driving into downtown Boston period for much of Tuesday’s daylight hours. Even driving through the area might prove a headache.
The best ways to get to the parade, then?
The T is your friend for this parade. Probably best to avoid the Green Line along Boylston itself—unless you plan to beat the crowds—and go for Red Line ways into downtown, including the Downtown Crossing and Park Street stops. Keep tabs here on the MBTA and any service advisories.
And the best way to view the Pats rolling by on duckboats?
From the sidewalk along Boylston, along the Garden and the Common, or at City Hall Plaza.
And one more thing...
Weather reports are calling for a nasty spell of snow, rain, and sleet—never mind temperatures at or below freezing. Layer yourself.