Looking for the best places to watch this year’s 4th Of July fireworks? Look no further! Here is my guide to the 10 best viewing spots in Los Angeles:
1 Grand Park
Downtown’s very own free block party is back! Easily accessible via the Metro, come on by to start the day off with some grub at all the local food trucks. Following, get ready to dance to all the live music at sunset. Fireworks begin at 9 PM so make sure to bring a blanket for viewing!
2 Wilshire Grand Tower
Hit this new hot spot to see the fireworks go off at the city’s tallest skyscraper! The lobby lounge on the 70th floor is the perfect place for the views and best photo opts.
3 Rose Bowl Stadium
Rose Bowl’s annual AmericaFest event runs all day long offering delicious food, music, and motorcycle stunts. The event will also pay tribute honoring the services of our military. Who can ask for a more patriotic July 4th?
4 Exposition Park
At 9 PM head on over to the South Lawn in front of LA’s Natural History Museum to experience it all with friends and family. If you want to start your day off a bit earlier, there will be festivities at Exposition Park beginning at noon.
5 Griffith Observatory
Hike on up for one of the most unique and beautiful spots to view the fireworks at Griffith Observatory! The view from the top will me nothing but magical. But, make sure you get there early as it will most likely be a very crowded destination!
6 CBS Studio Center
For a more expensive evening, Studio City is throwing the party at $125 a pop which includes a gourmet dinner along with fancy cocktails at CBS Studio Center!
7 Pacific Palisades
Did somebody say beach bash?! Right before 2 PM there will be skydivers flying through the sky to show some patriotic pride at this year’s parade. The marching band will be starting on Sunset Blvd and the event will stay festive all through the night with a concert and fireworks! Admission fee is just $10 for adults and free to bring your children!
8 Universal City Overlook
Bring in another 4th of July with technicolor explosions raining down from the sky over the Valley’s iconic destination, Universal City! It’s the ideal spot to share memories with friends and family!
9 Hollywood Bowl
This year make sure to check out Pentatonix, the world renowned A cappella group known for their bone-chilling harmonies, while they perform before the fireworks go off at the Hollywood Bowl. This is the fourth annual year for this event at one of the best concert stadiums in Los Angeles!
10 Marina del Rey
Ocean views, boats and waterfront restaurants, sign me up please! Marina del Rey has it all for that authentic west coast experience and firework extravaganza this July 4th!