Alternative spots to watch Boston fireworks
Matthew J. Lee/Globe Staff
Boston's fireworks by the Charles River is one of the greatest display of pyrotechnics bringing locals together to celebrate Independence Day. But spectators have to deal with crowds, limited space for watching, and long lines back home.
We consulted with locals and checked out websites that discussed alternative spots.
You may not be front and center at the Esplanade to watch the Boston Pops at the Hatch Shell, but all you really need is a boom box and a good perch.
Here's a list of places with some great views of the fireworks that you probably did not know about or wish we had not revealed.