OT: Fireworks locations?

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Submitted by Coronita on July 3, 2010 - 6:47pm

I'm trying to take my kid to see some fireworks tomorrow. I was wondering if there is a good off-location where it wouldn't be so packed.

For example, there's supposedly one @ La Jolla Coves. Anyone got any recommendations of where I could go if I would be willing to tradeoff some viewing distance for slightly more convenience and slightly less of a crowd?

Submitted by SD Realtor on July 3, 2010 - 7:09pm.

There is a spot near (but not at) Kate Sessions park which is nice because you can see Sea World, the Pops and downtown all from that one place. I forgot exactly where as we went there last year. It was like on a neighborhood street and we got out and walked and there was this trail between homes that you could walk between. Seems like all of the neighbors knew of it. Sorry for the not so precise info.

Submitted by an on July 3, 2010 - 7:14pm.

My balcony :-)

Submitted by NotCranky on July 3, 2010 - 7:53pm.

Here is one for you Flu,
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=12...

One year we hiked to the top of Cowles mountain to the see the fireworks.Looking down on the first few was cool. One could see several shows to the west. Then the smoke got between us and the fireworks and it was over for the most part.

Most often we go to Poway and watch them out of our friend's back yard now. I think there could be a convenient place to park and watch them. Our Vantage point is Pomerado road just nort of Ted Williams. The show is at Rancho Bernardo Middle School.

This has some of the other locations for fireworks:
http://sandiego.about.com/od/funforthefa...

Submitted by all on July 4, 2010 - 10:02am.

We went to La Jolla Coves back in 2003. Finding parking was hard and the crowd was thick as far as Seal Beach.

Area around Lucido Park in Rancho Bernardo is good vantage point for RB fireworks. We'll be at Heritage Park in 4S this year.

Submitted by mike92104 on July 4, 2010 - 1:18pm.

We went to to the fishing boat docks near the midway. We just parked right on the dock, and had a fantastic view of two of the barges that were shooting off fireworks in the bay. We were close enough to feel the concussion from the mortars going off in front and behind us. It was a total last minute idea, and it worked out well.

Submitted by Coronita on July 5, 2010 - 10:08am.

Thanks folks for the suggestions. I'll try them next year....I ended up biting the bullet and just went to LJ Cove..Wasn't too bad once I paid $10 for parking :)
It wasn't as crowded as I thought it would be.

Also got to sit next to some cool old dude that runs a transmission shop in Murrieta and listening about his 1930 classic he's almost finished restoring and considering to put on the Barrett auctions.

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