These 10 spots for the sparks from the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular are all free or close to it

Beginning at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will send actual fireworks soaring and popping over the Charles River.

Getting a good view is not always easy. Even peak points such as the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown fail to offer decent vantages. And seemingly unobstructed spots such as Castle Island in Boston Harbor don’t really reveal anything but the topmost explosions.

These 10 points do provide a solid viewing chance—and then some in most cases. Better yet, they’re all free (or close to it). Best to get to some of them early as the Boston fireworks are never a sparsely attended affair.

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