We are taking our son to Boston to visit colleges this March. We have never been to Boston before so are planning to fly in on Saturday, spend the rest of the weekend in Boston, go to Tufts on Monday, and then drive to some other colleges outside of Boston. Our plan was to rent a car and pick it up at the airport, but I'm reading a lot about taking the T because it's a hassle to park and to drive in Boston. Are we wiser (and able) to take the T to a hotel (we want to stay near Boston College because we have a friend there) and then pick up our car either before or after visiting Tufts? I've also heard that it takes a LONG time for the T to get from the airport to the Boston College area. I'm assuming we'll try to stay in the Brookline/Chestnut Hill area. Or should we pick up our rental car when we fly in, but just make sure we're staying at a place where we can park and leave it there until we leave? Thanks for your help! We're clueless!!!