Looking for places to watch the Fourth of July fireworks in Washington, D.C.? If you are aiming to avoid the crowds at the National Mall, you will want to check out one of these awesome locations with everything to offer from waterfront views, to great cuisine, and tasty mixed cocktails.
1. Meridian Hill Park: 2500 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Relax in the grass in one of Washington, D.C.’s most famous parks.
2. Watergate South: 700 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Space here is limited, but the rooftop views are unbeatable.
3. United States Air Force Memorial: 1 Air Force Memorial Dr., Arlington, VA
Avoid the National Mall traffic altogether and watch the fireworks from a distance.
4. U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial: US Marine Memorial Circle, Arlington, VA
Arguably the most patriotic spot to celebrate.
5. Washington National Cathedral: 3101 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C.
Watch from the parking lot or the grassy slope for a good view and a little crowd.
6. Kennedy Center Terrace: 2700 F St. NW, Washington, D.C.
For one of the best views of both the city and the fireworks. Plenty of space available.
7. 14th Street Bridge: I-395 & U.S. 1, Washington, D.C.
Small area designated for runners and joggers, great place to watch the fireworks if you can beat the crowd.
8. Gravelly Point Park: George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Arlington, VA
Fun spot, limited parking so make sure to get there early.
9. Supreme Court: 1 1st St. NE, Washington, D.C.
Watch from the steps of the Supreme Court for some spectacular views.
10. W Washington Hotel: 515 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
The rooftop offers one of the best views of the city, accompanied with live music and fancy cocktails.
11. The White House: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
The front of the White House offers an epic light display, must check it out.
12. Lincoln Memorial: 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle NW, Washington, D.C.
One of the most popular places to watch the fireworks, so get there early.
13. Cardoza High School: 1200 Clifton St. NW, Washington, D.C.
There is a large hill where locals gather to watch the fireworks
14. Francis Scott Key Bridge: Key Bridge, Washington, D.C.
Enjoy the waterfront views and after, explore the happening Georgetown nightlife.