The epitome of patriotism: watching fireworks spark on the Fourth of July in Massachusetts – especially given the Revolutionary War was sparked here some 244 years ago. Here’s where we recommend watching the iconic Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (that aren’t Charles River Esplanade).
• Wright’s Tower in Medford – The tower will be closed, but the surrounding area offers a bountiful skyline view.
• Robbins Farm Park – Great city views from this renovated Arlington park.
• Prospect Hill Park in Somerville – Elevated vantage point.
• Wollaston Beach – Enjoy two views: fireworks and Quincy Bay.
If you do watch along the river, we recommend the Cambridge side.