If you can't beat 'em OR join 'em, then cheer 'em on! Recommendations for watching the Boston Marathon
The Boston Marathon is a true tradition -- one of those fun, unique things that makes living in this city so interesting. So whether you call today Patriots’ Day, “Oh no, I still have to do my taxes!” Day, or Marathon Monday, we at TNGG Boston hope you’ll enjoy the excuse to take a long weekend, sleep in, and day drink as much as we will.
If this is your first year in town for the Marathon, or if you’re just looking to switch up your regular ol’ viewing spot, our writers and friends have shared their favorite places from which to watch the madness. After all, we firmly believe that cheering on the runners is totally a sport.
“From my couch to avoid crowds and traffic.”
-- Christine Varriale, via Twitter
“I love walking the length of the C Line from Cleveland Circle to Coolidge Corner (south sidewalk). Everyone's laid back, grilling and playing games in their front 'yards' out in Brighton. The runners power through Brookline with lots of smiles since they're nearly done -- and there are lots of funny, encouraging signs. On the other hand, I do not recommend being anywhere near the finish line! I used to work in Copley Square and certainly won't miss the mob scene this year.”
-- Beth O’Meara
“Right outside The Pru! They have different vendors set up handing out samples of new products, and they have picture booths and a DJ.”
-- Olivia DiNucci
“I love watching it while sitting on the brick wall on the corner of Comm Ave. and Gloucester!”
-- Cal Bingham
I don't usually get the day off, but when I do, my favorite place to watch the Boston Marathon is at the finish line because I like seeing the runners celebrate the end of the race and their hard work.
-- Marissa Lowman
Where are you watching the Boston Marathon?
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