If you really want to see fireworks, get serious about it and go to the Ulster County Fair Grounds. Fireworks are best when you feel the shock wave and smell the powder.
This thread is old enough for a bit of deviation. MarcC's comment reminds me of the time when, as a boy, I absolutely loved fireworks; now they're just a sleep-depriving annoyance to me. Did some of you go through the same change of taste?