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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in DC

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If you’re lucky enough to be in DC to celebrate the 4th of July, there are so many spots to see the impressive fireworks display and celebrate America’s Independence. Whether you find a great spot on the National Mall or are able to get out onto the water, you won’t miss a second of the action. Check out the full list of prime spots, including which rooftop bars have panoramic views or how you can rent a bike and watch from the Mount Vernon Trail.

  • The National Mall. Feel like a part of it all when you watch the fireworks at the closest, most popular spot in the city.
  • Lady Bird Johnson Park. This park on an island in the Potomac River is a perfectly relaxing, scenic place to watch the fireworks.
  • The US Air Force Memorial grounds. Head across the Potomac River to catch the fireworks at this memorial next to Arlington National Cemetery.
  • A Fireworks Cruise. Check out Potomac Riverboat Company, Entertainment Cruises, or Embark to set sail and watch the fireworks from the water.
  • A rooftop bar. Hit a bar like POV Rooftop Lounge and Terrace at the W Hotel or the Sky Bar at the Beacon Hotel to party it up this 4th of July.
  • Mount Vernon Trail. Looking for a more secluded place to watch the fireworks? Rent a bike or hit the trail on foot to find a great vantage point.

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