Get ready to celebrate the Declaration of Independence's approval by the Continental Congress the way we do every year: grilling meats, waving the flag, and watching colorful explosions in the sky.
If you’re okay doing a little hiking and carting around a blanket and provisions, San Francisco's numerous hills offer vantage points sans the body crush at Pier 39. You could also see non-sanctioned fireworks displays in the Mission. (Shhh.) And Angel Island or Treasure Island offer great views as well, if you have the stamina for a ferry trip.
Below, a map of where we think you should plop down a lawn chair and ogle the fireworks. Fingers crossed Karl doesn’t show up for yet another annual lighting of the fog.Read More