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What are you doing for the Fourth?

Posted by Karyn Polewaczyk  July 2, 2013 04:45 PM

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It's hard to resist sparkly things. (Credit: Karyn Polewaczyk)

When it comes to big, national holidays that attract legions of tourists, sometimes it's best for a weary Bostonian to throw her hands up and get the heck out of dodge. But I've got to give this city credit: it throws a pretty good Fourth of July party, and doesn't mind if you show up empty-handed on its doorsteps. So, why not stick around and play tourist in your own backyard (even if you'll have to dodge a few real ones)?

Options abound for things to do this week, whether you like your stars and stripes laced with something boozy or prefer to keep your flag-waving on the low-key side. has put together a stellar Independence Day guide, a must-read if you're planning on staying within the city limits. There are also themed specials in and around town worth checking out, like the Red, White & Blue burger at the newly-opened Finch restaurant (107 Merrimac Street, West End), a Roman Candle cocktail at Towne (900 Boylston Street, Back Bay) or the Boxer Hotel's "Pops" play & stay special, which includes a hand-packed picnic basket and late check-out.

How will you celebrate the coming holiday? Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments below.

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Karyn Polewaczyk lives and writes in Boston, and believes that heading out into that good night, like any adventure, begins with the first step. Let's Go Out is a conversation about dating and nightlife in our notoriously chilly city, with first-hand tips from the trenches. Karyn's writing, which focuses largely on women's lifestyle topics, has appeared in the Weekly Dig, Jezebel, xoJane, Northshore Magazine and, among others. Follow her on Twitter at @KarynPolewaczyk.

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