We will be in Boston next April, so I have been reading up on visiting the Boston area and have purchased a few books on the subject. One recurring theme in all of them is that they say to avoid driving in Boston at all costs. Their reasons include: expensive and hard to find parking, narrow, curvy streets that change names and become one-way with no warning, and aggressive drivers, just to name a few. We have visited several large cities in recent years such as Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, St. Louis and Nashville and have never had a problem with any of them, not even downtown Atlanta at rush hour. My question is this: from your experiences of driving in other large cities, is Boston really a whole lot worse, as all of the travel books say? On one hand, I am not concerned about it and think that we'll be fine, while on the other hand, the dire warnings that I keep reading have me a little bit freaked out and worried that we don't know what we are letting ourselves in for if we choose to drive in the city. We are staying in Plymouth due to both financial considerations and a desire to be closer to other destinations such as Cape Cod and Newport, RI, so we are either going to have to drive ourselves into Boston or ride public transit, especially since we have tickets to a Red Sox game for one of the days that we are going to be there.