If you’re looking for a special 4th of July family celebration, why not celebrate in Boston – the city where the fight for liberty in America started. Boston’s Independence Day celebration is a remarkable annual event which shows the pride the city has in its revolutionary heritage.
Grab the family and jet off to Boston next week for the real thing — an authentic journey into America’s past. Experience and celebrate America’s real independence in Boston, Massachusetts! There is no other place to celebrate the rich history of America’s Revolution — the events that led up to the historic break from Britain and the brave people who shaped our national government.
2011 Boston Pops July 4th Concerts
Many call the Boston Pops Concerts and Fireworks Spectacular, the best Independence Day celebration in the country. This year the classic 4th of July concerts take place on July 3, and July 4, next to the Charles River on the Esplanade. The concerts on each day feature Keith Lockhart, the conductor and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, with some very special guests. Each show lasts 2 hours and ends with world renowned finale – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The ending is filled with real cannon fire, drumrolls, all while church bells ring throughout Boston. There’s really nothing like experiencing the 4th in Boston.
Boston July 4th fireworks 2011
The spectacular Boston fireworks begin immediately after the Boston Pops concert on July 4th. The amazing fireworks display will launch from barges on the Charles River. The dazzling pyrotechnics reach 1500 feet — as the sky lights up you’ll experience an Independence Day you won’t forget.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Boston
For true Boston luxury in the Back Bay, close to the festivities, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is offering an “Extra Day Away” so guests can take advantage of an extra day for free in combination with two paid nights. You’ll want to experience the hotel’s The Spa – the only Forbes 5 star spa in the entire state. The spa features Quartz crystal steam rooms, ice fountains, relaxing lounges, and vitality pools.
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Lange Nacht der Museen
Celebrate the renaissance of Berlin this summer — one of the most significant European cities in history. Berlin is a vibrant city, alive with art, culture, and history. In fact, Germany’s capital city is home to some of the most famous museums in the world — and for one night during the summer, August 27th, those museums open their doors for a spectacular evening, Long Night of Museums. Over 100 museums and cultural institutions welcome visitors in a night of artistic celebration, filled with theatre, concerts, readings, and much more. The event allows visitors and locals to enjoy the summer weather and the fabulous museum culture. Guests that evening will be treated to more than dozens of museums and cultural events throughout the city, when average temperatures are in the mid 60s Fahrenheit.
Berlin’s Museum Island, sometimes referred to as Berlin’s own Treasure Island, is the place to be on August 27th, for the Long Night of Museums. This is where Berlin will show off the amazing museum renovations; The Neues Museum, Altes Museum, Alte Nationalgalerie, Pergamon Museum, and Bode-Museum form a noted group of historical museums with exhibits highlighting over 6,000 years of cultural heritage. In 2009, the Neues Museum, followed other museums, with renovations by renowned British architect David Chipperfield.
In addition to being one of Europe’s cultural areas, Berlin is a city known as a great walking city. You won’t want to miss Berlin’s beautiful parks and gardens, during a summer visit, when everything is in bloom. The always beautiful Charlottenburg Palace baroque style gardens are located around the palace, were designed in 1697 baroque style. The gardens large avenues lined with geometric plant designs make for a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon in Berlin.
The Hotel Concorde Berlin, is a luxury hotel located in the center of the city, which touts the largest guest rooms in the city, is a luxury hotel is just off the fashionable Kurfuerstendamm Boulevard. The guestrooms are contemporary and elegant in design with lovely wood and open space. The onsite restaurant offers French cuisine with a touch of Mediterranean.
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One of the most spectacular summer events anywhere in the world is the celebration of the White Nights in St. Petersburg, Russia, the country’s cultural and artistic center. While the White Nights are celebrated throughout Russia, there is no other city quite as stunning as St. Petersburg for the celebration. The city, considered a grand city of the czars, celebrates the 3 months of White Nights, like none other. The White Nights are 80 plus nights of spectacular celebration between May and the end of July, when the city comes out of the many winter months of dark and cold, and welcomes summer and daylight with several months of summer celebrations. Residents of St. Petersburg have been celebrating summer since the early 18th century when Peter the Great founded the city, and named it after St. Peter. However, the celebrations have never been as fabulous as the last decade as Russia’s healthy and even booming economy has poured money into St. Petersburg. Money has been spent on new restaurants, bars, and luxury hotels – making St. Petersburg an international destination for summer vacations and celebrations. There are celebrations of all kinds throughout St. Petersburg, from clubs to festivals, for young and old alike.
The Stars of the White Nights 2011, the International Ballet and Opera Festival is held this year through July 24 and features a wide variety of musical events that are all open to the public. Many are held at the Mariinsky Ballet and Opera Theater. However, there are ballets, operas, and concerts all over the city.
If you’re looking for a fabulous summer getaway, Montreal is a fabulous choice. Call us today and we’ll plan your trip to Montreal, be sure to check out our new Private Jet Charter Montreal page for more information about this vibrant Canadian city, along with luxury hotel recommendations, and travel details.
Montreal hosts one of the largest and most renowned jazz festivals in the world. The 2011 Montreal Jazz Festival will run this year, June 25-July 4. The festival will feature artists from around the world, including Diana Krall, Kenny Garrett, k.d. lang, Joshua Redman, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Esperanza Spaulding, Hugh Masekela, Misteur Valaire, Wanda Jackson, Dave Brubeck, Peter Frampton, Oliver Jones, Ranee Lee, The Roots, Tony Bennett, Nikki Yanofsky, John Legend, Hilary Kole, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, Marianne Faithfull, Brad Mehldau, Bootsy Collins, Erik Truffaz, and Milton Nascimento. Amazingly, that’s just a small sample of the artists scheduled to appear in the over 800 concerts at this year’s 32nd edition festival. Tickets are on sale now, for more information on the festival and tickets, go to www.montrealjazzfest.com.
In addition to all the wonderful indoor concerts, the festival is noted for the free outdoor concerts that run from noon to midnight each day during the festival. This year’s opening free concert will open the festival on Saturday, June 25 featuring singer Ben L’Oncle Soul, and the B-52s will perform in the closing concert on Monday, July 4.
This year a highlight of the festival will certainly be the celebration of George Wein’s 85th birthday. Wein is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival is considered the “father” of all jazz festivals. He will be performing with the Newport All Stars.
As is typical, the festival closes down a large portion of Montreal’s downtown and each year they say 2.5 million people come to enjoy the festival each year.