Looking for an amazing fireworks show this 4th of July? Conde Nast Traveler has summed up the top fireworks shows in the US!
New York City. 40th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. This year Kenny Chesney and Meghan Trainor will be performing. If you’re in NYC, this is definitely the show for you. (Learn more at http://macys.com/fireworks )
Washington, D.C. National Mall. Bucket list—watching 4th of July fireworks in our Nation’s Capital! You won’t regret the 17 minutes of amazing pyrotechnics. And really, who wouldn’t want to sit on the steps of the Lincoln Monument and celebrate? Get there early. (Learn more at http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-07-03/the-10-biggest-fireworks-displays-in-the-us/nps.gov/subjects/nationalmall4th)
Boston, MA. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. This is one of the most famous of fireworks shows in the US. It’s known for the legendary Boston Pops Orchestra playing along with the show. (Learn more at http://july4th.org/)
Dallas, TX. Kaboom Town! This suburb of Dallas puts on a great show! If you’re anywhere in the area, you’ll get a good view. (Learn more at http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-07-03/the-10-biggest-fireworks-displays-in-the-us/addisontexas.net/events/kaboomtown)
Atlantic City. Grab a spot on the boardwalk and be prepared to say “ooh!” and “aah!” at this epic show. (Learn more at http://atlanticcitynj.com/events/fireworks)
Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia, the city of Brotherly Love, the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed hosts Wawa Welcome America. What a great place to celebrate our nation’s independence! (Learn more at http://welcomeamerica.com/)
St. Louis, MO. Fair Saint Louis. The site of the 1904 World’s Fair is a great place to see America’s Biggest Birthday party! Performances by Flo Rida, Lee Brice and George Clinton. (Learn more at http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2014-07-03/the-10-biggest-fireworks-displays-in-the-us/fairsaintlouis.org)
Lake Tahoe, CA or NV. Lights on the Lake. The crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe make this one of the most beautiful shows in the country. Best seen from south shore, but you won’t be disappointed anywhere along the lake. (Learn more at http://tahoesouth.com/events/lights-on-the-lake-fireworks/)
San Francisco, CA. July 4th Celebration at the Pier. Barges in the water launch the fireworks, you couldn’t ask for a better setting! Anywhere in Fisherman’s Wharf will work, but if you want to be in the center of it all, we recommend making your way to Pier 39. (Learn more at http://www.pier39.com/home/events/fourth-of-july-celebration-at-the-pier/)
San Diego, CA. Big Bay Boom. Despite its epic fail in 2012, where all 18 minutes of fireworks went off in 15 seconds (WOW can you imagine) this is a great show. The best place to watch is on the water. But the fireworks can be seen from various locations including Shelter Island, Harbor Island, North Embarcadero, Marina District, Seaport Village/South Embarcadero and Coronado Ferry Landing. (Learn more at http://www.bigbayboom.com/)
Nashville, TN. Music City 4th: Let Freedom Sing! Known for their music, food and hospitality, Music City USA may surprise you with their huge fireworks show. Anywhere along Broadway or in Riverfront Park is a great place to watch this show. (Learn more at http://www.visitmusiccity.com/july4th/july4th_eventdetails
Not going to be at any of these cities? Check out fireworks shows in your area here! Happy 4th of July everyone!
Contributed by Shellie Sylla, Marketing Manager at Steadfast Management.