10 Spectacular Spots for Watching Fireworks

On July 4, many Americans visit a barbecue or a park, or watch a Main Street parade, surrounded by fireworks. But let’s suspend reality for a minute: Imagine what it’d be like to stay home and have unparalleled access to sea and skies for fireworks. Oh, to nurse a glass of cold American beer by a rooftop fire pit overlooking the San Francisco Bay or sit in a deck chair at Virginia under the blue yonder.

Let us enjoy our liberty to dream big and celebrate our beloved America with a jaunt through the country’s trendiest areas, in or right outside of the home, to watch a fireworks display.

Harold Leidner Landscape Architects

Turn off the oversize Moooi floor lamp and soak in the city lights out of this eclectic Dallas rooftop terrace.

Whitten Architects

This traditional waterfront cabin in Portland, Maine, is beginning the parties on the right foot with a few chilled bottles of brewskies at the ready. Superskinny cable railings, simple patio decoration and frame molding let the lakeside view take front and centre.

John Maniscalco Architecture

Wouldn’t this San Francisco rooftop patio create the ideal place for seeing a brilliant pyrotechnic screen by the bay?

Rikki Snyder

Killer Manhattan views and a lap pool are a rarity in pool-hungry New York City. When most people are clamoring for bookings at their favourite resort’s skyline restaurant, residents of this Manhattan apartment just have to go upstairs to enjoy the view.

Knudson Interiors

As anticipated, Las Vegas has a dizzying collection of parades, band contests and fireworks extravaganzas. Do not worry if you miss the light plumes on July 4 — Caesar’s Palace is extending its patriotic screen with a fireworks show on Saturday, July 7, 2012.

Joie Wilson

This one’s for the (idea)books: a coated sleeping porch complete with custom daybeds, ceiling fans and ocean views. Fireworks are going off in my head.

Frank Shirley Architects

If given the choice, I’d sit on a few of those deck chairs all day and well into the evening. This Newburyport, Massachusetts, balcony are a wonderful location for seeing flotillas of fireworks on the horizon.

Abramson Teiger Architects

Start the afternoon by the pool and make your own way to the home by late day. Come nightfall, enjoy Tinseltown’s numerous fireworks displays in the balcony. The jaw-dropping views of this Beverly Hills home could be amazing to have on the Fourth of July — and every other day of this year.

Surrounded by water on three sides of their house, with views extending out toward Chesapeake Bay, this traditional home in Virginia has unobstructed views of the skies.

Chicago Green Design Inc..

Complete with a grill, a fridge, deck chairs and easy access to the major apartment, this modern Chicago rooftop patio is compact, well equipped and ready for a Fourth of July celebration.

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