I always feel sorry for the east-of-the-Mississippi city folks at this time of year when the newspapers and TV stations are promoting the Persids. Where are they allowed to go to see them?
I've never found that to be a problem. There are always local parks, which may or may not technically be legal after dark, but are invariably used by a large population of dog-watchers and night lovers (in both senses). It's generally easier in the cities than the suburbs, which tend to have less of a sense of shared public space. Though there are plenty of exceptions to that rule.