I won’t be in Boston for the fireworks show on July 4th. But if you show up at the last minute to see the fireworks, they start at 10.30pm, you can head onto to Harvard Bridge, commonly know as Mass Ave Bridge and get some decent view of the fireworks.
The last time I watched the fireworks from the bridge was in 2007, and I was near the middle at the 200 smoot mark:
The views of the fireworks was quite good, not as good as being on the river banks. Considering you could show up 5 minutes before the start of the display instead of 12 hours before is a good tradeoff in viewing quality. 🙂
And the finale:
This year, like last year, I’ll be up in the Adirondacks where the fireworks aren’t quite as spectacular, but still has it’s own charm and a sense of tranquility that you don’t get in the city. 🙂