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All reviews boston pops storrow drive great place to run july fireworks free concerts pops concert bike ride fourth of july nice walk both sides boston skyline green space beautiful area people watch beacon hill hatch cambridge
Beautiful walkways, brigdes and greens next to the River Charles. In October the colors of fall really showed off. Amazing and highly recommended.
Because of several bridges, you can make the walk "as long as you like".
This Charles River Cruise is a great value! there is plenty of seating, a potty...and you can walk the boat for your own pictures! they sell snacks, drinks (including beer) and truly tells a great story of the river and its neighbors, Our tour guide...More
I was blessed to be here during the Head of the Charles crew event. It was neat seeing all of the boats on the water and it a wonderful place to walk or run. I would definately recommend a stroll here if the weather is...More
Somewhat away from the hustle and bustle of the City, the Esplanade and walkway along the Charles River, is a great place for a walk or jog or cycle. There are many opportunities to admire the skyline of Boston and Cambridge. Much of the path...More
I am a bit of a nervous biker, yet I dd great with a very crowded Esplanade! My friend took me from Cambridge down to the river and we rode down then back up the Esplanade for a few miles. It was so great to...More
Spent a couple of hours strolling here on a recent evening. There are beautiful vistas of Boston, Cambridge (especially MIT) and the river with its boats, crew shells, and kayaks.
Benches abound and there are many shady areas. There are a limited number of public...More
The prime seating area in front of the stage is open and there is no cover from the sun. There are trees around the perimeter and towards the back of the performance area. You would be sacrificing view for comfort, but I... More
The prime seating area in front of the stage is open and there is no cover from the sun. There are trees around the perimeter and towards the back of the performance area. You would be sacrificing view for comfort, but I would go for the comfort. I'm not sure how early they allow people in to the area, but as soon as it opens, it fills quickly. If you're part of a small group, you can put a blanket or chairs down and hold the space for yourselves. You can all take turns leaving for food, restroom breaks, walk a bit, etc. Good luck! It's been years since I've done the Esplanade on the 4th. I hope you enjoy it.
Bostonians take the Fourth of July serious and have been known to show up as early as 4:00 a.m. since they banned overnight camping. I believe the City now attempts to regulate this at 6:00 a.m. There is limited space and... More
Bostonians take the Fourth of July serious and have been known to show up as early as 4:00 a.m. since they banned overnight camping. I believe the City now attempts to regulate this at 6:00 a.m. There is limited space and a major Holiday here. We show up after dusk and sit on the river in front of the barge to watch the fireworks. The Pops concert is played from speakers close to the hatch shell if you don't get a seat in front and people bring radios up and down the river. Remember there is limited viewing of the fireworks from the Hatch Shell and little shade during the day. Google what the Hatch Shell looks like as there really are no "gates". They put up barriers around the area of the Shell where the best viewing is, which is a large section of grass with a walkway around it. It is not an enclosed area on a regular day. This will give you a better idea of what your options are. It's a fantastic way to spend the 4th. Boston has a sense of pride and tradition on the Fourth of July that you will not find anywhere else and it's contagious! Even if you don't get a seat in front of the Hatch Shell you'll have a blast.