To increase your chances of seeing some meteors, wait until the moon sets. With the moon out of the way, the sky will be much darker and allow you to see some of the more faint meteors. It looks like the moon will be setting pretty late on the peak of the shower (August 12), so be prepared to stay up late!
Also, try to get away from the light pollution of cities. You want the sky as clear and as dark as possible.
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