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The Best Spots to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in LA

We all know LA goes big for just about everything and that includes fireworks on 4th of July. We’re ready to enjoy the patriotic festivities – but here’s a few tips: be sure to bring blankets if you’re watching the fireworks outside, get there early to find the best viewing spots, and get ready for a fantastic celebration. Whether it’s a spanning skyline with fireworks in every direction, or a beach front show from the sand, these are the most stunning spots to see 4th of July fireworks in LA.

InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown

Location: 900 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90017

What better way to see fireworks than from the sky? The 70th floor “Sky Lobby” Lounge of the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown shows a breathtaking view of the entire city. With open bar seating, and large, plate glass windows, visitors can watch every firework between LA and the Pacific Ocean from one of the highest viewpoints in town. Be sure to get there early though, reservations are not available.

4th of July at Dodger Stadium

Location: 1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Catch a baseball game, grab some amazing stadium food, and celebrate the game with fireworks as the Dodgers take on the Diamondbacks. The game starts at 6:10 pm. Grab your tickets here.

Huntington Beach Fourth of July Celebration

Location: 325 Pacific Coast Highway Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Celebrate by the water with Fireworks Over the Ocean in Huntington Beach on July 4th at 9 pm. All beach viewing is public, but there are limited paid tickets available for preferred seating on the pier for the fireworks show.

Mulholland Drive in LA

Location: Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

If you want a complete view of LA to enjoy fireworks (pssst…including the illegal ones), driving through Mulholland Drive is a must. There are many spots for people to pull over and enjoy LA landmarks. (Side note: you may even spot a celebrity).

Harriet’s Rooftop

Location: 8490 Sunset Boulevard, West HollywoodCA 90069

If you are looking for something exclusive, then the Harriet’s Rooftop is the place for you. Book your viewing package which will include drinks and food to enjoy 4th of July fireworks with a view from the Santa Monica Pier to the Hollywood Bowl. Get you reservations now.

July 4th Fireworks Cruise from Long Beach

Location: 100 Aquarium Way Dock #2 Long Beach, CA 90802

Get ready to celebrate a night of family, fun and fireworks. Harbor Breeze Cruises is hosting our annual 4th of July Celebration on the waters of Long Beach Harbor. Observe the awe-inspiring firework displays while cruising the harbor. Be sure to print out your ticket, as mobile tickets are not accepted at the dock. Tickets are $65.

Cinespia July 4th Fireworks Spectacular

Location: 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Cinespia, an outdoor movie theater, announced their 3 day movie lineup with a firework show, Rocky (7/4), Charlie’s Angels (7/5), and Shrek 2 (7/6). Each date will feature a DJ, burgers and hot dogs, beer, a curated wine list, and a sparkling firework show.

Hollywood Bowl

Location: 2301 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Ring in 4th of July weekend with Harry Connick Jr. and his band. The Grammy and Emmy winner – not to mention Hollywood Bowl Hall of Famer – and his band lead three thrilling nights of songs, fireworks, and fun, featuring Thomas Wilkins and the LA Phil. This event will take place July 2nd –  4th at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets here.

Universal Studios Hollywood 

Location: 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the 4th of July with a dazzling fireworks display, live performances, themed décor and more. All festivities are included in the price of theme park admission. Guests are invited to bring family and friends to celebrate Independence Day at Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the theme park’s slate of award-winning lands, rides, and attractions, then transition to the rhythmic beats of a fife and drum band, festive décor and an exhilarating fireworks display beginning at 9:00 pm.

Shade Hotel Redondo Beach

Location: 655 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Get a waterfront view at the Aquadeck at the Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach from 6-9:30 pm for a front row elevated view of the Redondo Beach firework show! Watch the colors blast in the sky, sit back and relax with Tri-tip & pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers & veggie burgers with hearty pasta and potato salads from 7-8:30 pm to truly feel celebratory! Reservations are available on OpenTable for $50 and $25 for children.

Andaz West Hollywood

Location: 8401 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Known as the historical hangout spot for rock-and-roll legends – Andaz is throwing a 4th of July Pool Party on its rooftop overlooking Los Angeles. Starting at noon, this celebration will include a day of delicious summer barbecue and refreshing cocktails, with one of the best seats in town for when the fireworks begin. Day Passes are available for $25.

Elysian Park

Location: 835 Academy Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90012

For lesser-known vistas around Los Angeles, Angel’s Point in Elysian Park is a gorgeous spot to watch the sunset with fireworks sparkling over town. With a stunning view of the skyline, as well as a beautiful kinetic art installation, every Angeleno should visit this park at least once!

Now that you know where you’ll be spending the evening, grab some outfit inspo with the cutest 4th of July looks.