Here is my list of the 5 best places to watch fireworks on the 4th of July and what to Eat when you’re there!
5. Grand Park
Celebrate July 4th starting at 4 PM with the largest block party and biggest rooftop fireworks display in Downtown LA. Best of all it’s free! Worst of all there is no alcohol allowed. So go late, watch the fireworks at 9, and then head out to a spectacular dinner at Patina with all the money you’ve saved.
4. Rose Bowl Stadium
Starting at 2 pm you can be part of “Americafest”, the largest fireworks show in Southern California. Ironically the headline band is a British Beatles cover group…but that doesn’t mean you still can’t feel patriotic! My suggestion for great afternoon, pick up some sammies from The Oinkster in Eagle Rock and bring some suds to tailgate with.
3. Marina del Rey
The fireworks in Marina Del Rey begin at 9 PM, which gives you ample time to have a three course Americana inspired meal at Cafe del Rey. They will be offering seating at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM, for $60 dollars and $80 respectively, $80 dollars you can watch the fireworks directly from your table…or spend $60 and linger around your car 🙂
2. Hotel Irwin
For one of the best views on the west-side, head over to the High Rooftop Lounge at the Hotel Irwin for a great view of the fireworks from the only rooftop bar in Venice. While you’re there you can enjoy a array burgers and bites from Barlo Kitchen & Bar Downstairs.
1. Hollywood Bowl
Perhaps I’m partial, but in my opinion there is no better show than the fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl, especially because you eat and drink in the comfort of your own seats! Tickets are still available to this year’s fireworks extravaganza with Steve Martin and many more!! Too lazy to pack a meal, then enjoy something from The Public Kitchen & Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel before or after the show.