Best places in Boston to watch the fireworks

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Let’s be honest, as much as everyone would love to see the fireworks on the Esplanade or the Hatch Shell- the traffic is more than enough reason for someone to avoid the area.  But if you still don’t want to just watch the colorful display from your TV screen, here are five other locations to consider:

1) The Cambridge side of the Charles River is a popular second choice to see the fireworks. There will still be crowd, but the fireworks can still be seen from miles around the area.

2) The BU Bridge is not the best location when it comes to parking, however, it is a great spot to see the display.

3) The lawn in front of MIT on the Cambridge side.

4) Castle Island is not just a great place to go fishing in boston, but it also an amazing destination to bring the family and celebrate our country’s independence by the pier. The view of the Boston Fireworks won’t be the best, however, you will be able to see firework displays from surrounding towns.

5) And if you’re not scared of heights, the Prudential Skywalk is another great place to not only gaze at the electrifying show, but also be in awe over those same lights over the Boston skyline.

This will be the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular’s 42nd year. There will be a concert held the night of July 3 (without fireworks), followed by the main event and fireworks display at the Hatch Shell on July 4.

Phil Grucci, President/Creative Director and Designer of this year’s fireworks says, “The design of our display includes a great emphasis on the vast horizontal and vertical space above the barges in the Charles River and along the entire length of the Mass Ave Bridge. We have balanced the show to fill the frame with unique effects exclusive only to a Grucci performance.”

If you would like to find out more about how to get to the event and the program schedule, you can click here to get the full details.

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