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        Grab a seat! 4th of July Firework Viewing Hot Spots

        Put on some red, white, and blue and head out to see the fireworks! We've compiled a list of some of the best spots to view fireworks in California. We know cities all over California will be showing off their best and brightest fireworks. Hopefully we've included a city near you!

        California Firework Viewing Hot Spots

        Mt. Shasta

        See some of the best fireworks in Northern California from the Mt. Shasta Resort (a $2 fee) or sit on the beach at the Lake Siskiyou Campground. mtshasta_0040(pp_w750_h502) From


        Directed over Arcata Bay, the best place to view these fireworks is from the Eureka boardwalk area. 9207020339_7259fbbb71_z Flickr by Christian Arballo


        View the fireworks show from Caldwell Park. 728112367_bb870cc3bd_o Flickr by Joey Gannon


        A great show at the CalExpo Miller Lite Grandstand (Fairgrounds). Admission is free though parking is $10. 4763383724_936e0b2b76_b Flickr by four years

        South Lake Tahoe

        These fireworks can be viewed (for free) from a spot on the beach overlooking the lake (suggested that you can park and walk to the beach). 1322517879_0b27a51414_o Flickr by simplistic.designs


        Spend some time at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and see some amazing fireworks. 3696800400_436e974121_o Flickr by Socalmacker

        San Francisco

        There are many firework shows in San Francisco, but some of the best places mentioned for firework viewing are:
        • Pier 39 in (watch from Embarcadero or Fort Mason)
        • Indian Rock
        • Marine Headlands
        • For Miley
        • Sausalito's show (just north of the Golden Gate Bridge on Richardson Bay)
        9220051188_46a0a80a64_b Flickr by David Yu

        Santa Cruz

        Apparently, Santa Cruz puts on quite the explosive Firework show with illegal fireworks! 3847959712_ee16af35af_o Flickr by simon sun

        Santa Barbara

        Set off from West Beach, these fireworks last almost 20 minutes and are said to be an amazing show. IMG_5943 Flickr by Angela Sevin

        Pismo Beach

        View from Oceano Dunes and come prepared to camp for the best spot available. 5975050879_1557ae950f_b Flickr by Chris Hearn  


        Join the Freedom Fest and see fireworks from the Buchanan High School in Clovis ($5 fee). fireworks-1 From E.A. Creative Photography

        Los Angeles

        Hollywood Bowl Fireworks Spectacular with Steve Marin and The Steep Canyon Rangers. A night you won't soon forget. Grand Park at the LA Civic Center offers the biggest rooftop firework show in LA. 4791618084_932972c952_b Flickr by iwishmynamewasmarsha

        Santa Monica

        Come to the Santa Monica College Corsair Field on the Westside and enjoy exhibits and entertainment with amazing fireworks to end your night with a BANG! 4791616106_1ced253039_b Flickr by iwishmynamewasmarsha

        Marina del Rey

        Set off from a barge in the bay, these fireworks over the water are a beautiful sight. 1322516281_ed1f47c0a1_o Flickr by simplistic.designs Pasadena Americafest at the Rose Bowl - fireworks begin at 9pm. 3695988481_618f8de3cd_o Flickr by Socalmacker

        Redondo Beach

        Seen from Redondo Beach Pier, the fireworks are complete with themed music. 4790978557_8559380aa6_b Flickr by iwishmynamewasmarsha

        Long Beach

        Hop aboard the Queen Mary for an All-American 4th of July display you won't forget ($39.99 admission). 13967262418_bb68e81fc0_z Flickr by Chris Parker

        San Diego

        The beautiful city of San Diego boasts many locations to view fireworks:
        • Marina District
        • North Embarcadero
        • Shelter Island
        • Harbor Island
        • Seaport Village/South Embarcadero
        • Coronado Ferry Landing
        3688737047_72c0fc8a20_b Flickr by Nathan Rupert

        Where's your hot spot for firework viewing in California?

          Cover photo from Flickr by Jeff Turner Source: Travel Tips,, USA Today, AMP Radio

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