Meteor showers are best viewed with the naked (oh!) eye. Telescopes and binoculars don't aid in viewing as meteors move too swiftly.
Get away from city lights. While in a dark location you should be able to see 2 or 3 meteors every minute.
Get comfortable! Bring a lounge chair and a blanket and recline with your feet facing due south.
The Perseids should appear to be coming over your left shoulder.
Meteors occur when the Earth cuts through the dirty old paths of comets. The specks strike our planet's atmosphere and burn up, creating brilliant streaks of light. Most importantly, enjoy our beautiful night sky!