The banner has gone up and the Red Sox are World Series champions!
Now that the drama on the diamond is over, it’s on to the next logical question: where’s the best spot to watch the parade and bask in baseball bliss?
Naturally, the answer depends on what you’re looking for. To help you out, we’ve put together a quick rundown of a few different places in the city where you can watch Papi, Pedroia and company float by.
Right up Close
Copley Square by Alexandra Molnar
There’s no doubt that plenty of streets will be lined with fans from when then the duck boats depart until they ease into the water. If you’re keen on being part of the crowd, the parade’s Fenway Park starting point is bound to be packed. Copley Square will also surely be bustling with activity, thanks to its central location and emotional significance. Given that the 2007 parade parked for a stop at the State House, it also stands to reason that fans around the capitol will have plenty of company.
Bird’s Eye View
Boston Public Garden by Tim Grafft
Not big on crowds? No problem, there are places you can salute the Sox without feeling squeezed. The festivities will wind way past the Boston Common, the top of which will provide a nice overlook of the parade. The Prudential Center’s outdoor eating area will also double as an elevated vantage point during the processions through Copley.
Near that Dirty Water
After the duck boats make their way down Boylston Street, it’ll be into the water, an aquatic end to the rolling rally. Posting up at The Charles River Esplanade will give fans the chance to congratulate the team during their first loop around the river. On the other side, Memorial Drive’s grassy banks will provide a similar opportunity, as will the Longfellow Bridge.
Eat and Cheer
The Parish Café via Facebook
The Prudential Food Court area isn’t the only place where folks can chow down before, after or while they’re saluting the World Series champs. Boylston Street, which will serve as the main thoroughfare for much of the parade, has a number of restaurants with street views; Sweet Cheeks and The Parish Café are just a couple of examples.
For folks who will be venturing out to partake in the festivities, the entire parade path is MBTA-accessible. Will you be heading out to watch the Sox take their victory lap? Let us know in the comments!