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Travel tips to watch the San Francisco July 4th 2012 Independence Day fireworks

Darrin Atkins

The Fourth of July Independence Day celebration is coming up fast in 2012. Now is the time to start planning on where you will be going to celebrate our country's independence.

One of the best places to watch fireworks during July 4th is in the San Francisco Bay Area. With the beautiful San Francisco Bay as a backdrop and the Golden Gate Bridge not far away, few places in the world are more wonderful and exciting than San Francisco.

If you are thinking about watching the 2012 4th of July fireworks show in San Francisco, you would be wise to start making plans early. This year's celebration is likely to be a very popular destination. Pick someone in your group to be the official planner.

For general information about 4th of July events at Pier 39, the city's most popular tourist destination, visit their event calendar website. Both visitors and locals will be flocking to be near Pier 39 on July 4, 2012. And lots more people will find their favorite spots along the Embarcadeo to see the nightime fireworks extravaganze.

What about traveling to San Francisco to watch the fireworks show? Hopefully you are not thinking about driving in a car or truck. It is a lot safer and convenient to use public transportation on the Fourth of July.

You have many options when it comes to using public transit in the City. First, you should definitely consider using the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train system. You can find info about their service at the website.

You can also get trip planning information at And the MUNI city train system is also very popular and info can be found at the MUNI website. The locals should know all about these systems.

Start planning now for your trip to San Francisco to celebrate the 2012 Fourth of July. Have lots of fun and make sure to always be safe and have a designated driver if you decide to drive.


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