Fourth of July firework display in New York City
Firework display in NYC


Fireworks and Independence Day are synonymous with one another. It's the one day of the year that playing with fire is advocated for. While going to the local fireworks stand and unloading a couple hundred dollars can have its thrills, there's nothing like going to a fireworks show. Below, we've put together a list of a few of the best Independence Day fireworks shows.


New York, New York: It's only appropriate that the largest city
in the U.S. would also be home to one of the largest fireworks shows.
New York City's fireworks show is probably best known for its diverse
display of colors, one of the most colorful in America. There are so
many great spots to watch the fireworks from Manhattan, but we suggest
finding a rooftop bar and grabbing yourself a few drinks.


Miami, Forida: Miami is an iconic destination for Independence Day. Beach, sun, warm weather, and fireworks; what's not to love? This is one of your best choices if you want to mix your beach vacation with exciting Independence Day festivities. It may not be the biggest fireworks display in the U.S., but features a great balance of fun in the sun and an evening light show.  

Boston, Massachusetts: Boston has long been home to one of the best Independence Day fireworks displays. The Independence Day festivities go on all week in Boston, leading up the July 4th celebration that brings hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Canons, church bells, and a grand finale that is second to none, are just a few of the features of one of the largest fireworks displays in America.

Washington, D.C.: It should come as no surprise that the nation's capital would feature one of the best Independence Day fireworks displays. There's a certain magic to seeing fireworks light up the sky with D.C.'s historic landmarks as the backdrop. A parade down Constitution Avenue and live music leads up  to the grand fireworks spectacular.

New Orleans, Louisiana: New Orleans is another destination that has been near the top of most people's list as one of the top Independence Day celebrations. There's just something special about visiting New Orleans on July 4th and watching the fireworks along the waterfront. While this is no Mardi Gras, New Orleans still puts on a great show for July 4th. While you can watch the fireworks riverfront, for a real treat, get a ticket on-board the Steamboat Natchez.

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