America’s favorite summer holiday is right around the corner. Fourth of July means picnics, BBQ’s, parades – and, of course, fireworks. Families love the tradition of watching great fireworks to celebrate America’s birthday. No matter what part of the country you live in, you’re sure to live within driving distance of a great fireworks display. Here are the best 4th of July fireworks that are worth the drive. So, don your patriotic colors and head out to celebrate!
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
- 5.8 miles from Logan International Airport
The city of Boston goes big every year for 4th of July, with the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. You can jam out while enjoying the visuals of over-the-top fireworks. Viewers can stake out a spot on the grass at the Charles River Esplanade and hang out until the nighttime show. Here’s What to Do in Boston and Cape Cod area.
Washington DC Fourth of July Fireworks
- 4.5 miles from Reagan Washington National Airport
It may not get any more patriotic than celebrating Independence Day at the nation’s capital. Guests can watch the National Symphony Orchestra perform patriotic songs all day long, before the big fireworks show at night. With the National Monument in the backdrop, it’s sure to be Instagram worthy. Cool down the next day at these 5 Beach Destinations Near Washington, D.C.
Fourth of July Celebration at THE PIER in San Francisco
- 14.3 miles from San Francisco International Airport
The only thing that can make fireworks even more spectacular is watching them over water, with the sparkling reflection. The show happens yearly at PIER 39 and you can watch them on land or book a fireworks cruise – for a more intimate setting. Imagine the Golden Gate Bridge illuminated by the evening’s entertainment.
Las Vegas Fourth of July Celebration
- 9 miles from McCarran International Airport
Las Vegas does everything bigger than everybody else. This entertainment mecca has multiple fireworks displays happening simultaneously from different resorts along the Las Vegas strip. You can party at the pool during the day and then walk the boulevard at night, to catch the fireworks.
Fair St. Louis Fireworks
- 14.7 miles from Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport
Travelers who want an all-encompassing experience, should head to St. Louis, Missouri. Their USA birthday bash celebration includes a parade, live music, an open-air craft market and zip lines. The nighttime grand finale happens over the Gateway Arch.
Colonial Williamsburg 4th of July
- 20.8 miles from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport
Step back into colonial America times at Williamsburg, Virginia. They offer a live reading of the Declaration of Independence and a Fife and Drum corps salute. It’s the perfect destination for kids who can watch colonial history come to life. Here are 10 Ways to Include Children in Vacation Planning to help you out.
Fantastic Fourth Fireworks at Stone Mountain Park Atlanta
- 23.8 miles from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Watch lasers and fireworks come together for the ultimate 4th of July show. Stone Mountain Park guests can visit the attractions during the day, take a ride to the top of the mountain or hike the trails before staking a spot on the lawn.
Walt Disney World
- 25.8 miles from Orlando International Airport
The most magical place on earth can bring even more magic to the summer’s best holiday. Their show, “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” is so popular that they do it on July 3rd and 4th in the Magic Kingdom. During the day, check out these Best Disney Rides for All Ages.
Fourth of July in Anchorage
- 6.3 miles from Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Anchorage, Alaska celebrates 4th of July all day long, starting with a pancake breakfast in the morning followed by a parade and festival. Then, watch the annual Alaska Baseball League doubleheader before catching the fireworks at Kosinski Fields.
Red, White & Boom! Celebration – Minneapolis
- 10.1 miles from Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
Watch 4th of July fireworks over the Mississippi River, with entertainment on both sides of the river. They have live music and plenty for families to enjoy, like face painting and games. Guests can also nosh all day with from the various street food vendors that are available. If you’re feeling active, sign up for the TC 5k or half marathon in the morning to kick off your day.
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