We decided to spend the 4th of July in Boston this year. Although I've been once before, I didn't know much about Boston other than my dislike for the Red Sox (growing up as a Yankees fan). At the end of our trip, we left with a newfound appreciation for a great American city.
Independence Day fireworks are a great American tradition -- so why stay home to watch the festivities? Here's a list of the best hotels with the highest "Boom Factor," offering the best vantage points to watch the sky sparkle this 4th of July.
Fireworks were present on the first celebration of Independence Day, making them a historic and iconic tribute to America's inception -- a loud, beautiful, diverse assortment of lights in the sky that aptly unites the crowds of people celebrating below them.
Another backyard barbeque? You can do that any old weekend. Give this Fourth of July the glitzy fireworks and epic events it deserves. From D.C. to the American Frontier, here are seven patriotic places to celebrate.
It seems as though the East would have a leg up on celebrating our Independence, if not entirely due to its historical tours, but we have yet to be convinced. We found activities in the West that rival all of the best activities on the East.
With the Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year, millions of families are planning a four-day break to celebrate the holiday. Looking for a place to get your red, white, and blue on? Here are six standout July 4th celebrations in the USA.
School is out and summer is finally here. As the temperatures in New England continue to rise, Bostonians can make their way out of their apartments, dorm rooms and offices, and take advantage of all the outdoor activities available in this lively city.
It is undeniable - Boston sports fans are some of the most devoted across the nation. From the fanatical Red Sox fans who hold pride in the history of...
For many Americans, July 4th is a family holiday -- it involves backyard barbecues, maybe a parade through town, and a local fireworks show. Some people, however, have dreams of celebrating the nation's birthday with more pizzazz, out of town.
Two months, two days, ten hours and fifteen minutes after the opening gun of the 2013 Boston Marathon, I finally crossed the finish line on Boylston Street and completed my race.
Independence Day is around the corner, and with that in mind, here's a handy list of the big fireworks displays on the Fourth in cities across the U.S. this year.
To determine which city has the biggest nose in the air, we factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater.
Yet, this systemic failure of empathy is troubling. It begs the question, who is worthy of our help and who is not?
This year, come back to where it all began. Come to Boston. Here are some recommendations for fun and educational sightseeing options that will keep your entire family entertained.
By Jerry Zezima Ever since my adorable little granddaughter was born in March, I thought I knew everything there was to know about being a grandfathe...
For our generation, for the millennial generation, is this indicative of what we can expect of our lives? Will the United States continued to be mired in a "war" of aggression with those who abhor freedom?