By Alexandra Breidenthal
Boston is clearly renowned for its explosive yearly bash. It’s not just one day either, in Boston there are festivities throughout the entire first week of July. Do you know where you’ll be for America’s 243rd birthday? If not, then compiled here are some spots to view the yearly spectacle as well as other activities throughout the celebratory week.
Is there a more iconic way to celebrate the 4th than a fireworks spectacle? Our Top 4 Spots are some you might have heard of before….
1) Boston Pops Orchestra July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
Where: Charles River Esplanade.
When: July 3rd & 4th
Boston’s iconic river walkway is the absolute best way to get a view of one of the most gorgeous cities in America, and there’s no better day to check it out than the 4th. And, as a bonus, check out Boston Pops Orchestra special 4th of July concert, featuring Queen Latifah! Click here for details!
2) Parade of Lights & Fireworks
Where: Boston Inner Harbor
When: July 1st-7th
Price: May Vary
What could be a better place to spend America's Birthday than on Boston's iconic harbor? Bring a blanket, grab a lobster roll from you're favorite seaside shanty, and find all of the upcoming Harborside event details here to plan out some fun filled days and nights!
3) Walk the Freedom Trail
Where: It starts in Boston Common, but you can find the Freedom trail all throughout downtown
When: July 4th for the holiday special, but the Freedom trail itself is open 24/7
Price: $20 for a guided holiday tour, or feel free to be your own Tour Guide!
Boston's freedom trail is the absolute best way to experience downtown Boston in all its glory, and there's
4) Fenway Park Festivities
Where: Fenway Park, right across the street from The Verb!
When: Checkout the Red Sox schedule here!
Price: Get your tickets here!
Is there a better way to spend America's holiday than with America's team? While they'll unfortunate be out of town for the big day, you can catch them with a series against the White Sox the week before.
Looking for some other local recommendations? Here are the top picks from our staff!
And there you have it: everything you need to plan the ultimate Boston 4th of July blast! Anything catch your eye and inspire any last minute plans? You can book reservations here, or by calling us at 617-516-4500. Happy Summer Solstice!
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Party like it’s 1776! But remember the wise words of Stevie Wonder, and "don’t drive drunk"! Download UBER or LYFT for a safer alternative, or call Boston Cab at 617-536-5010.