City Guide: Boston on the 4th of July

SamSamantha Rushovich


Image by Mike Halsall used under CC license.

On the most patriotic day of the year, here at PAN we’re proud to be a PR agency based in Boston.  Boston is teeming with American history and not only do we know how to commemorate our great nation, we also know how to celebrate it!

On the 4th of July, Boston is the place to be, but if you’re new to the city or looking for a different adventure it can be a daunting search. To help, the PAN team pulled together our list of the best places to be in Boston on the 4th of July.

Here are the PAN approved places to celebrate:

  • The Esplanade: Catch one of the best 4th of July shows, Boston Pops, for free in the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. The concert starts at 8:30 PM and, just after, you’ll be able to see the fireworks spectacular over the Charles River.

  • On the River: With fireworks going off above the river, why not head out on to the water. Canoes and kayaks are available for rent and there’s also the option to charter a boat. PAN expert tip- Canoes and kayaks are a great option, but watch out for the wakes of other large ships cruising by.

  • Top of the Hub: Don’t want to stake out a spot on the grass to watch the fireworks? Head to the Top of the Hub for an amazing view of the city and fireworks paired with great food and drinks. PAN expert tip- Reserve your spot early!

  • Beacon Hill: If you want to completely avoid the crowd, head to the roof of any Beacon Hill apartment building for a view of the fireworks.

  • The Seaport: Looking for some history? Check out Harborfest down by the Seaports. Events start as early as July 1st and include Revolutionary re-enactments, walking tours, visits from U.S. naval ships and free concerts.

  • Fenway: Baseball is an American Classic and this July 4th you can catch the Boston Red Sox playing the Houston Astros at 1:30 PM.

  • Slightly outside the city: Boston is the best, but so are the city’s surrounding neighborhoods. PAN employee’s in-the-know recommend heading to Lynn and Swampscott for a fireworks show on the beach or Danvers for a family friendly event!

  • New Hampshire: One of the perks of being in Boston is that it’s close to neighboring states like New Hampshire. The exact location is a PAN secret but people up for an adventure can head to southern New Hampshire mountain where, after hiking up a bald, granite peak, you can see fireworks from North Conway to Portsmouth!

Let us know what your plans are! Is there anything you would add to the list?





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