The 4th of July is one of the best times to be in Boston. It is, after all, where the American Revolution began. The city pulls out all the stops and throws a week-long party called Harborfest, which culminates in the famous Boston Pops Concert and Fireworks Spectacular along the Charles River on the night of the 4th. During the week, locals and tourists alike can go on harbor cruises, see revolution reenactments, tour historic buildings, and see parades. You can even see the Declaration of Independence read out from the balcony it was originally from in 1776.
Here are some of my favorite photos from the long weekend:
The beautiful Boston skyline in the late afternoon:
The famous Swan Boats, docked for the evening:
The Middlesex Fife & Drum Chorus:
Sunrise on Boston Harbor: