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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
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 Esplanade is so very interesting. We did our first half walk the other day, maybe two miles or so. It is great. The evening before we went to the Night Shift Beer Garden, sat with those couple of hundred people, and watched the other...More
A very scenic path along the river. Multiple walk bridges to get over to the path from downtown. I stayed at the Marriott and was an easy jog (about a mile) and then jogged another 4 or so. Busy path but everyone was friendly and...More
Beautiful area for a jog or a bike ride any time of the year. I would recommend going during the spring and summer to see the trees in bloom. Starting at the MGH footbridge entrance next to the Longfellow and following it to the Mass...More
This bike ride was an excellent compliment to the trail in Cambridge on the other side of the river. There are several bridges across the river (with separate bike lanes) which allow one to ride on both sides of the river in a loop. 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... 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.