It's hard to resist sparkly things. (Credit: Karyn Polewaczyk)
When it comes to big, national holidays that attract legions of tourists, sometimes it's best for a weary Bostonian to throw her hands up and get the heck out of dodge. But I've got to give this city credit: it throws a pretty good Fourth of July party, and doesn't mind if you show up empty-handed on its doorsteps. So, why not stick around and play tourist in your own backyard (even if you'll have to dodge a few real ones)?
Options abound for things to do this week, whether you like your stars and stripes laced with something boozy or prefer to keep your flag-waving on the low-key side. Boston.com has put together a stellar Independence Day guide, a must-read if you're planning on staying within the city limits. There are also themed specials in and around town worth checking out, like the Red, White & Blue burger at the newly-opened Finch restaurant (107 Merrimac Street, West End), a Roman Candle cocktail at Towne (900 Boylston Street, Back Bay) or the Boxer Hotel's "Pops" play & stay special, which includes a hand-packed picnic basket and late check-out.
How will you celebrate the coming holiday? Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments below.
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