April 24, 2003
Our preferred way of celebrating is to grab a spot on Hereford Street (the final "hill" before the finish) while toting a radio so that we can listen to the game while waiting for the runners.
There are any number of great spots to watch - as a rule, the farther you are from the finish, the thinner the crowds will be. For the partiers at heart you can watch from several of the bars on Boylston street (for a rather steep cover charge), or you can head out to Newton and cheer runners on through the hills.
If you're not crazy about watching the marathon, you can spend the afternoon at Fenway cheering on the Sox, or you can head out to Lexington for a fun day of parades and re-enactments. Lexington even puts on their own Patriots Day Road Race in the morning.
Some things to be aware of: driving in Boston becomes increasingly difficult after 8pm once the roads start closing, and the Copley T-station is closed all day.
From journal Thoughts on Boston from a former local