July 4th Part 3 -- Boston Pops Fireworks Concert
04 July 2018 | Boston
After the "dinghy debacle" of July 3rd, we determined that our only recourse to see the fireworks and hear the concert, was to join the 500,000 other people and WALK there. We took an Uber from a hotel near the marina to the Cheers Restaurant. Some of you readers old enough will remember the Cheers sitcom, and this is the actual location for most of the filming. The current restaurant certainly takes advantage of its fame with a huge gift shop and two floors of restaurant and bar locations. We were fortunate enough to "only" wait about 15 minutes and enjoyed a fun dinner.
After dinner at Cheers, we walked with the huge moving throng to the Esplanade to pass airport-like security. We had two small beach blankets which we sat on during the wonderful concert. We were much too far away from the stage but the mega-sized screens displayed the stage in crystal-clear high def. The speakers played as loud as if we were in the front row.
Finally at 10:30 pm the fireworks started, and the display was definitely worth the hassle. It was amazing and lasted for 30 minutes solid., definitely the greatest fireworks we had ever seen.
After the event, we had hoped to catch an Uber back to the marina....but most of the streets were now either closed or jammed with traffic leaving. So we walked...and walked....and walked. Luckily Boston itself is small and we finally arrived back to the marina.
What a delightful and adventurous July 4th! (Sorry for the lack of photos -- fireworks don't photograph well!)