Independence Day wouldn’t be the same without good food, good friends, and most of all, great fireworks. Here’s where to catch the city’s best fireworks on the Fourth of July in the City of Brotherly Love.
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The grass is always greener on the other side. Head across the Delaware River to celebrate Independence Day aboard this historic battleship. Prepare to catch breathtaking views of the fireworks and enjoy live performances, good food, and fun activities for kids on board. 100 Clinton St., NJ, 856-966-1652
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge makes for the perfect backdrop as you watch the spectacular fireworks show along the river, especially when you set up camp at Race Street Pier right below. Race St. & N. Columbus Blvd.
There’s no better way to wish America a very happy birthday than by watching the spectacular fireworks display over one of Philadelphia’s most enchanting buildings. Grab a bite in Logan Square before you head to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to watch the show during the Wawa Welcome America festival. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, 215-763-8100
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If you’re looking to trade in the crowds for a cocktail, make this Mediterranean resto your go-to. Located right near Penn’s Landing, you can witness sensational views of the fireworks as you enjoy offerings from their raw bar and a glass of prosecco. 212 Walnut St., 215-238-0499
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For a different viewing experience on Independence Day weekend, stay tucked in the city and watch the XFINITY fireworks show after the Phillies game. Whether you go for the game, the hotdogs and beer, or the fireworks, this will be a night you'll never forget. 1 Citizens Bank Way., 215-463-1000