San Francisco Fireworks Guide: Every year the City of San Francisco puts on a free fireworks shows over the Bay. The fireworks are launched from barges off of pier 14, between Mission and Folsom Streets. If you are planning on spending a low key New Years Eve in San Francisco, head down to the water by 11:30 pm. Make sure to dress warm, as SF can be quite chilly on New Years Eve. Bring a coat and a hat. It’s better safe than freezing.
If freezing your ass off along the Embarcadero in a sea of 20,000 others doesn’t sound like a fun way to enjoy the fireworks, you should consider going to one of the venues along the Street. There are a lot, but many have private events or will fill up early.
Here is a list of 5 good options for viewing the San Francisco Fireworks: