It’s not the 4th of July without a fireworks display. But where should you sit for the annual light show in the sky? Here are some tips for finding a spot for your local 4th of July fireworks.
The first thing you need to know is where the fireworks will be launched from. This helps you choose a spot that is a safe distance away without being so far that you can’t see. Check to see if there is a restricted area near the launch site. There is usually a large area that is blocked for safety. Knowing where these restricted areas are can help you choose your spot.
Once you know where the fireworks will start, consider the potential barriers in the area. A large hill or a tall building are examples. Plan your spot around those potential blocked views.
Another consideration is the access to the area where you want to sit. Is there parking nearby? Will the parking be open during the fireworks display? For example, some businesses might not want fireworks spectators parking in their lots. You might also want to park further away so you can get out easier after the fireworks display. If you park near the launch point, you’ll likely have lots of other cars with you. Since everyone will leave at the same time, it might take a while to get out of the lot.
If you’re lucky, you might know someone who lives close enough to the launch site to get a good view. You can bring your own chair or blanket and hang out in the yard until the show starts. You won’t have to deal with the crowds that come with watching from a public place. After the show, you can sit and socialize with your friends. Or you can leave without waiting in a long line of cars.