Best Places In The US To See A Firework Show 2011xml

Four day weekends can only mean one thing at the beginning of July: 4th of July weekend. With that comes long beach days, sunburn, pool parties, hamburgers, hotdogs, family, friends, and of course, fireworks.  No matter where in the country you are, from  New York to California, the party always stops to stare up at the sky when the firework show begins. As a crowd, we stare in amazement as flares of red, orange, green, pink, yellow, and purple colors light up the sky in different shapes and sizes followed by a crackle and a simmer. Here is a list of the top 15 best places to watch a firework show according to Rebecca Ballhaus from AOL new:

 15. Turtle Bay Resort – Oahu, HI: a 10-minute show


14. Sunoco Welcome America Celebration – Philadelphia, PA: a 15-minute show


13. Go 4th on the River – New Orleans, LA: a 13-minute show

12. A Capitol Fourth – Washington, DC: a 20-minute show

11.  Fair St. Louis – St. Louis, MO: a 20-minute show

10. Presbyterian Hospital July 4th Spectacular – Charlotte, NC: a 20-minute show


9. Boston Pops Firework Spectacular – Boston, MA: a 21-minute show

8. Fisherman’s Wharf Fireworks Extravaganza – San Francisco, CA: a 21-minute show


7. Seattle’s Family 4th Celebration – Seattle, WA: a 21-minute show

6. Lights on the Lake – Lake Tahoe, CA: a 23-minute show

5. Light Up the Night – Aurora, CO: a 25-minute show


4. Macy’s Firework Spectacular – New York, NY: a 26-minute show

3. Kaboom Town! – Addison, TX: a 30-minute show


2. Let Freedom Sing – Nashville, TN: a 30-minute show


1. Atlantic City Firework Spectacular – Atlantic City, NJ: In total, a 46-minute show

 -Summer 2011 Intern, Amanda Pryor

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