Beginning at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will send actual fireworks soaring and popping over the Charles River.
Getting a good view is not always easy. Even peak points such as the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown fail to offer decent vantages. And seemingly unobstructed spots such as Castle Island in Boston Harbor don’t really reveal anything but the topmost explosions.
Plus, Somerville’s Prospect Hill Park and its tower—always popular vantages for seeing the fireworks—are closed this July 4 for ongoing construction.
These nine points do provide a solid viewing chance—and then some in most cases. Better yet, they're all free (or close to it). Best to get to some of them early as the Boston fireworks are never a sparsely attended affair.Read More