Well I made the mistake of driving into Boston! Wow, what an experience! Smart tourists would take a plane, train, or bus to avoid ripping out their hair!
Cabs are alright, but they will suck up your money in no time. I would advise tourists to take the subway. Its cheaper and faster!
I drove to Boston...Coming from Montreal,(Canada), it is an easy drive on nice interstates but once you get there...
If you want to drive around in downtown Boston, well you are one motivated fellow!! Getting to our hotel was ok, but getting out of the city was terrible, we missed the first exit and, even with a map, we ended up going around the town to finally come back were we started to take the exit we fist missed!! I'm telling you, even if you think you are good using maps...be careful, reality can be quite different than what expected by looking at a map in Boston! I had never seen such an awfull street 'desing'. So all of this to tell you that ALL you heard about driving in Boston is true! So avoid it as much as you can, and if you still want to drive to Boston, well do as we did: park at the hotel and get around with the T, the bus or a cab!! :)