Where else to go for the Fourth of July than Boston?! This historical city is known for its rich history and roots dating back to the 1600s. Here’s a list of things to do for the holiday in Boston!

  1. Freedom Trail

Travel back in time by walking along the two and a half mile Freedom Trail that lines the city. Along the trail, you’ll visit 16 historical sites that have various meanings and significance to Boston’s history. Whether you are visiting a church, museum or cemetery, there is much to learn about the origins of Boston and how the city became what it is today!

  1. MFA First Fridays

Today, visit the Museum of Fine Arts in the Seaport from 6-9:30 pm. Included with your tickets, you’ll get: the chance to tour the museum, live music and a cash bar! For members of the MFA, this event is free, but $25 for adults and $23 for seniors and students.

  1. Shopping and Walking Along Newbury Street

For incredible views and even better shopping, walk along Newbury Street on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Here, you can find great restaurants, boutiques and sights that Boston is famous for.

  1. Spend Time on the Charles River

From Duck Boat Tours to renting kayaks, spending time and outside on the Charles is a must do in Boston on a beautiful day. End your day on the water with a picnic on the Charles River Esplanade, which is a three mile path that divides Boston from Cambridge.

  1. Visit Fenway Park

All weekend, the Red Sox will be playing at their home field, Fenway Park. On Friday through Sunday, the Sox will be playing the Los  Angeles Angels of Anaheim and on Monday, the Sox be playing the Texas Rangers. Don’t miss your opportunity to go to the historic Fenway Park! At the stadium, you have to try a famous Fenway Frank! If you can’t go to a game, walk around the stadium and visit the Bleacher Bar—a one-of-a-kind experience on Landsdowne Street. Here, part of the bar opens up to the outfield and any visitor can get a full view of the stadium!

  1. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Wrap up your holiday weekend by going to the 2016 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular! Starting at 8:30, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato and Little Big Town will be performing. At 10:30, one of the biggest fireworks shows in the world will begin according to the Guinness Book of World Records. It is recommended to get there by 7:30 in order to grab a seat by the river!