By Nancy LaFever
In celebration of Flag Day and the upcoming Fourth of July, we’re returning to the city where it all began: Boston. We can’t think of a site more fitting than the home of the Freedom Trail, the U.S. Constitution and American revolutionaries to explore our nation’s history — and have a creamy cup of chowda while we’re at it. Here’s where to see the fireworks, hear the cannons and retire to a luxurious room when the show’s over.
A hotel view of the fireworks
Picture yourself with a glass of champagne, watching the fireworks from your fabulous corner suite at one of Boston’s premiere luxury hotels, Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf. This is Boston at its most eclectic — a hotel built on the site of a 17th battery and sitting in the midst of the restored Rowes Wharf with its urban, hip restaurants and fun, new boutiques. Your location on one of the country’s oldest waterfronts affords you easy access via charming brick streets to nearby historic landmarks. Book hotel reservations now for the 4th.
Fireworks on the Banks of the Charles River
If you’re in Boston on July 4th, you have no excuse to miss out on the country’s best known and loved Independence Day celebration, The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Sure, you’ve seen it on TV, but it’s not quite the same as sitting on the banks of the Charles River seeing the real deal. This year will be the Pop’s 38th year and make a date to be there to hear those cannons live!
Red, White and Blues Festival July 1-4
Maybe the “1812 Overture” isn’t your thing and you’d like to catch some blues while in Boston on the Fourth. Well, prepare to get your riff on with Boston on the Beach’s Red, White and Blues Festival that runs July 1-4. Acts include Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Ana Popovic, Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton and more. Now, go make up a cool blues handle for yourself!
Nancy LaFever writes from the middle of landlocked Ohio, where she has convinced herself that the decking around her neighbor’s pool qualifies as “the beach.”