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THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO WINNER MIKEE03!

Wouldn't it be fabulous if your rich friend invited you out on his/her yacht (a small yacht, nothing pretentious) for his/her annual 4th of July fireworks watching party? No sand to wash off when you get home, no driving around trying to find parking in the name of patriotism and hot dogs, no cheesy Americana soundtracks blasting for ambiance (for the love of liberty, no more "Proud to be an American"), no annoying families insisting on shooting off the ghetto explosives they bought at the flea market two feet from your face.

Just champagne, fancy cheese and exotic fruits, beautiful, sophisticated co-yachters and the best fireworks view in town. Of course, I have no rich yacht-owning friends -- I don't think I even know anyone with a canoe - but I'm always in search of a great secret spot where I can take in all the sparkly 4th of July goodness without having to deal with the riffraff.

So in the spirit of a good show, I'm asking you all, our faithful Miami.com readers, to send me your own favorite fireworks-viewing spot. Really, there's no reason to give up your top-secret locale other than glory and fame - oh, and a gift certificate for brunch for two at the Rusty Pelican. Holla! So, first you gotta register on Miami.com, then leave a comment on this blog entry with your fave off-the-beaten-path place to spend the 4th of July. Whoever offers up the best place (hint: it isn't on 8th and Ocean Drive) wins, and if you happen to have a yacht, please include your phone number.

-- miaeditor