This Fourth of July, I got to spend the holiday eating great food and in amazing company, celebrating America's 239th birthday with my entire family in the most patriotic city there ever was.
If these pictures don't convince you of Boston's beauty and historically rich heritage, I don't know what will! From the Freedom Trail that takes you through each step of America's journey of gaining independence from Great Britain to the breath-taking views from the Boston Harbor, Boston's got a strong foothold if there ever was a "best city in the U.S." contest (and I'm from Southern California, so I'm not even biased...).
Boston's known for doing it really really big for the Fourth of July, meaning the city spends thousands upon thousands of dollars to bring us the best fireworks across the nation. My parents flew in from California just for the weekend, and we celebrated all weekend with brunch, lots of home-cooked food, drinks (my past presents of this Harvard Stein Glass and this Harvard Crest Pint Glass, which is a favorite of my mom's) all around made for an unforgettable Fourth of July Weekend.
And last but not least, our view of the fireworks, launched from the Charles River, had my parents oohing and ahhing--you just don't get those kinds of sparklers in Southern California, that's for sure.
Hope everyone had a happy & safe Fourth of July! And the happiest of birthday wishes to America!