Spending the New Year in Boston just got a lot easier.

New Year's Eve celebrations are always something to look forward to. There are a number of great destinations to ring in the new year with this year. Boston, in particular, is an excellent choice for your 2019 festivities. This northeastern city is a historic hub, full of endless places to explore. As you might suspect, there is plenty of new years themed activities around Boston. The First Night Boston hosts a huge parade, complete with ice sculptures and family friendly entertainment. Other venues such as the New Year's Celebration at Harvard University and the New Year's Eve 2019 bash make for an excellent way to celebrate 2019.

Take advantage of the public transportation system this New Year's Eve.

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If you are wondering how you are going to get around town on New Year's Eve, rest assured that the city has you covered. For those planning to be downtown, make sure you take advantage of the public transportation system. All of the MBTA services will be free during New Year's Eve and during the early hours of 2019. These free services begin at 8 p.m on Monday evening, just as the New Year's celebrations start in Boston. The service will continue through 2 a.m. Tuesday morning and then resume a regular schedule later that day. Additionally, MassDOT is also serving free coffee at highway service plazas from 10 p.m. Monday through 5 a.m. Tuesday.

As you enjoy the festivities throughout the city, always make sure you are careful. Safety is the most important part of any celebration. These free MBTA services are a helpful tool in this. Be sure to use the public transportation systems or even an Uber service, really whatever it takes to get you home safely in the new year.

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