The Moon is kind of spoiling it a bit, but I’ve been seeing them here in my light-polluted suburb; if you have clear skies where you are, take fifteen minutes or half an hour or so to lie on the lawn and look at the sky. 😉 The Perseids are a fairly spread-out shower, so if tonight is a bust, give tomorrow a go, or even the night after.
Or, if the weather’s never gonna cooperate, there’s another way to observe them: by listening for the radio echoes as they trail plasma through the upper atmosphere. Here are a couple of live meteor radio streams you can listen to:
This one has the radio data represented visually rather than audibly: