The United States Independence Day is officially here! On the Fourth of July, people across the country celebrate with fireworks in all different shapes and sizes. If seeing a spectacular fireworks show is on your to-do list for this year, here’s some of the best places to watch across the nation.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
New York City
Every year, this enormous fireworks display put on by Macy’s over the East River is the biggest display in the country, using 3,000 various effects for 25 minutes of amazing visuals viewed by over 3 million live.
DO A.C. 4th of July Fireworks
Every summer around 250,000 people visit Atlantic City for the Fourth of July. The annual fireworks show runs for 18 minutes launched from the Marina District for optimal viewing by everyone on the boardwalk.
National Mall Fourth of July Celebration
It doesn’t get more patriotic than celebrating Independence Day in Washington D.C. Most of the 18 minute show’s fireworks are concentrated in one small part in the sky for maximum effect. An equally stunning view is the fireworks show that can be seen in the reflecting pool in front of the Washington Monument.
Kaboom Town is an Independence Day celebration on July 3rd featuring food vendors, entertainment, an air show, and an extravagant 30 minute long fireworks display which uses 5,000 pounds of fireworks.
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
Taking a great role in America’s history, Boston knows how to celebrate the country’s independence, with an orchestral performance accompanied by a cannon fire as well as an impressive fireworks display along the Charles River.
July 4th Celebration at the Pier
San Francisco, California
Just north of Pier 39, fireworks of all shapes, colors, and sizes light up the the San Francisco Bay with one spectacular show. The best places to watch from land are Aquatic Park at Jefferson and Hyde streets, the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Coit Tower.
Big Bay Boom
San Diego, California
Aside from its fireworks fail of 2012, Big Bay Boom in San Diego constantly delivers a spectacular 18 minute show with four barges spread out across the bay. Anyone can get a view of the show from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Marina District, Seaport Village/South Embarcadero, or Coronado Ferry Landing.