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Must-See Fourth of July firework Shows Let the sparks Fly

From colonial-era towns steeped in history to buzzy cities that personify the American dream, there are so many unique places to mark America’s birthday.

Whether you're a history buff or simply seeking an unforgettable holiday experience, we’ve compiled this list of Archer’s favorite cities to see firework displays on the Fourth of July.


New York City Witness a star-spangled spectacular.

Experience the nation’s largest firework display in the city that never sleeps. The Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks illuminates the iconic Manhattan skyline – but not every vantage point offers the same unparalleled view. Read our recommendations for the five best spots to watch the show.

The experience doesn’t have to end when the fireworks are finished. Make Archer New York your homebase for the holiday.

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Washington, D.C. Mark a moment among the monuments.

Nothing quite compares to celebrating Independence Day at the National Mall. While the District offers many events and activities that day, the culmination of the festivities is a 17-minute firework display along the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. From memorial views to a family-friendly cruise, there are many places to enjoy the show.

Make a weekend out of it. Boutique stays at Archer Falls Church or Archer Tysons are a quick train ride from the Capital.

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Boston Where the pursuit of American liberty began.

Music and a show along the banks of the Charles River – the Boston Pops Concert and Fireworks Spectacular has become an American tradition of its own right. The special musical guests change from year-to-year but one thing always stays the same – the dramatic finale featuring Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with real cannon fire and church bells ringing throughout the city.

Once the concert is over and the cannons have sounded, retreat to Archer Burlington to unwind and recharge after an eventful day.

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