Top 5 Coolest Places to See Fireworks


Philadelphia, Pa.

Philadelphia, one of the most historic cities in the United States, loves Fourth of July so much it celebrates with not one, not two, but three fireworks displays. Fireworks are preceded by parades, events and a concert.

The main Fourth of July fireworks are launched in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The city recommends lawn-chair viewing from places like Lemon Hill, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Boathouse Row, Kelly Drive, Martin Luther King Drive and Schuykill River Park. The other displays are held on the two Saturdays leading up to July 4th. These are held at the Great Plaza in Penn's Landing, which overlooks the Delaware River, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge and the Philadelphia skyline. Even if you can't get the best seats, you can still enjoy the show: The city broadcasts the music and display on screens located along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.