Jul 03 2012
As members of “without a doubt…the worst period generation period ever period,” whatever that means, Hoyas happen to reside in one of the best spots to celebrate this paid federal holiday: the nation’s capital. Even though this character from the new Aaron Sorkin HBO series Newsroom thinks America isn’t the greatest country in the world, and misses a time when minorities and women had even fewer rights, I think we can all agree on a few things: barbecues, beer, and fancy lighting in the sky.
Here’s a list of some of the best spots to observe the fireworks and reflect on why we love America (after the jump):
- Old Glory’s rooftop bar: watch the fireworks from the excellent view at the rooftop patio of Georgetown’s Old Glory, where you can also get yourself a beer and a burger.
- Long Bridge Park: Arlington’s Long Bridge Park is hosting an Independence Day festival all day long, with arts and crafts markets and music. You can set up a picnic on the lawn around 8 p.m. to get a view of the fireworks. This popular celebration allows for a little bit less of the hectic crowds on the National Mall.
- Key Bridge: If you’d rather not leave Georgetown, walk over to Key Bridge and end your day of celebrations right here in the neighborhood.
- Georgetown Waterfront Park: Watch the fireworks reflect off the Potomac River on the boardwalk or along the grass at the Waterfront park.