Places To Watch Fireworks This Year In Washington, DC

You can’t have a Fourth of July celebration without fireworks. The annual fireworks show in D.C. is expected to be just as spectacular as ever. If you’ll be celebrating in the D.C. area this year, make sure you check out these awesome viewing spots.

View from the National Mall

One of the best spots for viewing fireworks is at the National Mall. The show will begin shortly after 9 PM. Make sure to arrive early to grab a seat near the Reflecting Pool or the Washington Monument. You might want to consider bringing hearing protection because these fireworks are LOUD.

Take a Cruise on the Potomac River

Watch the fireworks show while cruising on the Potomac River with Spirit Cruises. The 4-hour cruise features a 3-course buffet dinner. You can also play games, dance, and get a drink at the open bar while viewing the fireworks show.

Walk the Mount Vernon Trail

The Mount Vernon Trail is a gravel trail that runs along the Virginia side of the Potomac River. There are several spots to stop and take in the sights and sounds of the fireworks display.

The plaza at the US Supreme Court building

The plaza offers unobstructed views of the fireworks. You should expect a crowd at this popular viewing spot. Make sure you get here early to get a good seat for the show.

Lady Bird Johnson Park

This is the perfect spot for someone wanting to avoid the crowds. There are many areas in the park that offer fantastic views of the D.C. fireworks show.

Rooftop Bars and Hotels

Want to get as close as possible to all the action?

View the fireworks show from one of the many rooftop bars and hotels in the area. Some of our favorites are the Rooftop Lounge and Terrace at the W Hotel, the Sky Bar at Beacon Bar & Grill Hotel, and the Rosewood Hotel.

There are plenty of amazing spots to view the annual D.C. fireworks celebration this year. Watch from a rooftop bar, while cruising the Potomac, or from one of the many National monuments in the area.

 Where is your favorite place to view fireworks in the D.C. area?

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