Go To Castle Island and see the Tall Ships:
On Saturday, June 30th, military ships of all shapes, sizes and eras will begin the procession into Boston Harbor for the 4th of July and Navy Week. and there might not be a better place in the city to take it all in than Castle Island. Located at the entrance to the Inner Harbor and circled by a pleasant two mile stroll around Pleasure Bay, there is plenty of green picnic space as well as historic Fort Independence. Castle Island has parking for over 250 cars on site and more is available on Day Boulevard, which also happens to be the address of Sullivan’s, a local landmark. Natives swear by the lobster rolls, hotdogs and ice cream but be warned, the legacy is well known so you can expect a long line though a tips sheet on their website will give you the lingo to order like a regular. The ships are expected to begin arriving around 7 AM and Sullivan’s opens for breakfast at 8:30 so pack your binoculars, sunscreen and appetite and enjoy a true Boston Independence Day appetizer.
Castle Island (next to Fort Independence)
2080 Day Boulevard
South Boston, MA 02127
From the Sullivan’s website: “Open daily for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Full menu available at 10:30 a.m. Closing at sunset. Call us after 2:00 p.m. if the weather is not good. We will close if there are more seagulls than cars in the parking lot!”