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Newburyport to Boston on July 4

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Newburyport to Boston on July 4

Looking at train schedule. Looks like the last train from Boston to Newburyport leaves Boston at 10:20 pm. My guess is that is too close to the end of fireworks to really make it. (Please correct me if wrong). Don't want to be driving in Boston, so thinking about parking on T stop and riding in. If we do that, where should we park and ride, realizing we will be coming from and going to Newburyport.

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1. Re: Newburyport to Boston on July 4

I suggest parking in the garage at Wonderland Station in Revere. This is the terminus of the Blue Line subway, which will get you into Boston. From Newburyport, take I-95 south to Route 1 south to Route 60 east to a short run on Route 1A north. An alternative is to drive to Wellington Station in Medford for the Orange Line.

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2. Re: Newburyport to Boston on July 4

They usually hold the last train until sufficiently after the fireworks to let everyone make it to the train to get home. You can google for that info from prior years or keep an eye on mbta.com or sign up for alerts for the N'port line to get updates when announced.

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3. Re: Newburyport to Boston on July 4

Why not just drive to Boston? Really the fireworks are better seen on TV but driving in and out of Boston is no big deal.

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4. Re: Newburyport to Boston on July 4

The fireworks are at about 10:30 so you are right. Unless you are gojng to spend the entire day perched on the Esplanade, plan to see the fireworks from the Cambridge side of the river near MIT. Park in a garage or lot near Kendall Square in Cambridge.

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5. Re: Newburyport to Boston on July 4

Also there is a really cool event in Arlington that Arlington puts on each year. If you don't mind it being more of a local event --and not right down at the esplenade with all the people. basically its at ROBBINS FARM park which is accessible right off route 2.....PARK STREET Arlington heights exit. - you just find the water tower which is clearly visible up the hill turn rightonto Eastern ave and park on one of the side roads or along Eastern ave and just walk to the park. The park even has a playground with a big sldie and a great view of Boston Skyline. They set up a big screen TV and audio and there is even your own local concert that goes on witha actual band before the show, then they show the pops concert on the big screen TV and you hear the audio through speakers. If you have a smart phone with ear phones you can also download the radio.com app and maybe tune into 1030Am which broadcasts the pops. Or if you bring a plug in radio with you. Btu they have decent audio from the speakers so you can hear from anywhere you sit. For best view bring a chair and blanket and sit at the top of th ehill by the houses. You can then watch the concert on the TV and when the fire works go off you see them burst over the city skyline about 5 miles away. its amazing view and a really cool local fun event where you really feel like a local as its mostly locals there. Beast of all you can easily zip back and not get stuck in waiting for the mbta or traffic headaches, and just cut back to 128 North from Route 2 just go route 2 West to 128 North and hook back to 93 that way so you dont get into the Boston downtown traffic. If you learn the map a bit you can cut through a coule of the towns form Arlington like Winchester over to Woburn to get up to 128 that way as well. its a really awesome veent just make sur eyou bring bug spray . maybe bring a bottle of wine too and apicnic dinner. ro something with you . _------------------- The Prudential Skywalk also sometimes has an event where they show the fireworks viewing up in the building they open it up to about 100 people and tickets go on sale at 4pm on July 4th make sure to call the Skywalk observastory like now and find out if they will be doing the 4th thing . then you get your ticket and come back for first come first serve viewing at 7pm - they have the show on a smal ltv and some audio too. IThe fireworks burst right at eye level! And you sometimes see the figther jet do the flyby for the anthem and buzz the building like tom cruise in top gun.. lastly you could try the Cambridge side of the river and park in a garage nearby , but make sure when you leave you cut through Cambridge into Medford and get back to 93 that way or Cambridge to Arlington into Winchester and over to 93 that way by Roosevelt Circle/Fellsway. A last option would be the Charles Riverboat company if you book in advance you can take a boat cruise into the charles for the fireworks. If you become a member of the musuem of science, the museum hosts a members only viewing on the museum rooft for members. lastly you could see if anyone has a boat available you could have them take you out to the fireworks or something. Maybe theres some private boat companies that do this? Not sure though on that one.

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