When visiting Boston, you'll discover neighborhoods with distinct character, quaint streets, the beloved Red Sox, and big-city entertainment. Begin your adventure planning here.
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Impress your guests with your mastery of all things grilled. Use our handy guide to make great ribs, burgers, veggies, and more.
Here are some menu ideas for your cookout or barbecue.
Let us be your guide for the best events in music, theater, dance, art, movies, and more.
New England has plenty of fun activities planned for Americas birthday. Check out some highlights.
Beat the traffic this summer and check out beaches accessible by public transportation.
An interactive map containing more than one thing to do for every day of summer.
Our picks for the top ice cream locales in New England.
By performing for an exclusively local audience and selecting a quartet of singers all with strong area connections, the Pops made the nights theme Boston Strong. It was a show for Bostonians, by Bostonians.
Guitar wiz Susan Tedeschi headlined this years 40th anniversary of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade.
As the birthplace of the American Revolution, Boston definitely knows how to celebrate Independence Day in style. Take a look at our picks.
Plan your trip to the July 4th Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular with our interactive map guide.
Catch a parade, firework displays, a breakfast, craft events, historic reenactments, and more. Here's our round-up of family fun for the fourth.
Send us your colorful Independence Day photos of fireworks, parades, BBQs, and parties.
Check out great, colorful July 4th fireworks photos shot by Globe photographers.
The Boston Pops performances on the Esplanade have become a staple of July Fourth fun.
From action-packed thrillers to biographies to quirky comedies, here are a few films that we think capture the American spirit.
Your barbeque guests can only stand so much "glory, glory, hallelujah" before they overthrow your iPod. Here are 10 songs to keep your party patriotic and your integrity intact.
Nothing says summer like sipping white wine and noshing on dinner alfresco. Here's a roundup of the best outdoor dining in the city.