The fireworks show on the National Mall is arguably the best in the country on the Fourth of July.
But as hundreds of thousands of tourists and metro-area residents descend on the nation's capital to celebrate our nation's birthday, the congestion, the crowds and the heat are enough to make anyone consider staying in and watching the festivities on TV.
Lucky for Arlingtonians, there are plenty of spots right in the county to "ooohhh" and "aaahhhh" without straying too far from home. Each of these destinations will offer beautiful views for the big night.
- Rosslyn Gateway Park
- Key Bridge
- U.S. Marine Corps War (Iwo Jima) Memorial
- Gravelly Point on the George Washington Memorial Parkway
- Air Force Memorial
- Long Bridge Park
Maybe we forgot to list your favorite spot in Arlington for watching the national fireworks show. If so, be sure to let us—and everyone else—know in the comments section. Maybe we'll see you there!