One of my favorite things in the world is watching fireworks. Sparkles… Lucky me, there happens to be a holiday for that. Since 2009 my fiancé and I have watched the fireworks display at the Berkeley Marina (Fun fact: This is also where we got engaged last year. Another fun fact: We just celebrated our one year engagement anniversary – Do normal people celebrate those?). Lots of people come out to sit on dirt and rocks to watch the show up close. There’s really no other way to do it. There are food vendors and rides and games for the littles.
The first time we watched the show we were total noobs. We wore shorts and basically shivered all night; it is the Bay area after all, in the “summer.” We’ve since learned our lesson and have made some upgrades. We now dress in warm attire; we’re serious about wearing snow jackets, closed toe shoes (I prefer boots with fur), gloves, scarves, and beanies. We also come ready with our travel chairs, blankets, and neck pillows. Now here’s the smart part — We bring baking sheets to use as food trays. You need to stake out your spot a couple of hours before showtime, so we come prepared with sustenance, supplementing with snacks at the Marina.
Now I know what you’re thinking, a post about fireworks without pictures of fireworks? Yea, pictures just don’t do them justice. Must. Watch. Live.
Where is your favorite spot for fireworks watching? Share below!
Happy Fourth of July!