Boston – From one if by land to one of the largest fireworks displays in the North East, Boston knows how to throw a party. Best views are from the Esplanade on the Charles.
Chicago – Big shoulders, bigger fireworks. See them at the Navy Pier on Lake Michigan.
Las Vegas – Not to be outstripped by anyone, after dusk Vegas’ major resorts set off competing spectacular displays of fireworks over the holiday weekend.
Los Angeles – Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium hosts LA’s pyrotechnics display, which happens to be one of the largest in SoCal.
Miami – Check out Bayfront Park with its food, entertainment and the largest Independence Day celebration in the Southland.
New York City – Macy’s lets them loose along the Hudson River. For some of the best views, head to the West Highway between 24th and 59th Streets.
Philadelphia – Philadelphia says independence! with a pyrotechnic light show at the Phila.Mus. of Art. Grab a seat at Schuylkill River Park, Boathouse Row or Lemon Hill.
San Francisco – Find a hilltop park and relax and watch San Francisco’s lovely light show from Pier 39.
Washington DC – The National Mall, need we say more? This is US Headquarters after all, so the show will not disappoint. Bonus points: show includes iconic monuments.
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