One of the most celebrated holidays in the United States is the Fourth of July. The entire country is filled with patriotic displays and it is prime family vacation time. Sparklers, fireworks and waving flags make for symbols of summer—which means family vacation time! We’ve gathered a list of the best 4th of July vacations around the USA.
Best 4th of July Vacations
Beach Fireworks & More
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island is one of the top 10 beaches for families in the United States and is the perfect place for a July 4th vacation. The official summer season starts April 1st and ends September 30th every year, making it a highly popular destination during the historic celebration. Athletic families will love the annual Hilton Head Firecracker Run, which attracts over 1700 runners every year. Start the day with a 5k run beachside. Take a swim in the ocean, then dress in red, white, and blue for the fireworks show in the evening.
Buy a timeshare at Disney Vacation Club‘s Hilton Head Island Resort for a family affair. Located in Atlantic Beach, the resort combines sand, sun, and fun while mending beach vibes with Disney magic. All of the fun that happens at the resort is located under a red roof reminiscent of the 1940s.
Get the real island experience in Hawaii for the most beautiful fireworks shows and fun events on every island. On Oahu, go to one of the most well-loved fireworks shows at Ala Moana Beach Park. Audiences can tune into the radio’s soundtrack to enjoy the colorful and intricate fireworks. Or head to the last battleship at Pearl Harbor and celebrate on the deck of the USS Missouri. Food and drinks available on-sight with live performances and activities for the kids.
Right in Honolulu on the island of Oahu is one of Club Wyndham‘s ultra-luxurious resorts, the Royal Garden at Waikiki. A tropical appeal combined with European-style gardens characterizes this resort on Oahu. Amenities include two saunas and an outdoor swimming pool. Waikiki Beach is only a short five-minute walk away for all the tropical vacation activities.
Key West, Florida
Known for rich Key Lime Pies, island beaches and the southernmost point in the continental U.S., travel the 7-mile bridge through the Atlantic to Key West for more July 4th celebrations. A full 4 days of culinary events starting the Fourth of July, the Key Lime Festival brings in users to stuff their face at pie-eating contests, tastings and key lime flavored beverages! Watch the fireworks at 5 pm and enjoy the rest of the activities through the rest of the weekend.
Enjoy a quaint cottage in the heart of Old Town at the Hyatt Beach House Resort. Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the experience here will please all your senses. Child care, a swimming pool, in-unit kitchens, and video rentals are available on site. The property also has a private beach and a channel that leads directly to the Atlantic Ocean.
Largest City-Wide 4th of July Celebrations
Head to where history started in the city of Boston. Starting June 27th, the annual Boston Harborfest Celebration is a family-friendly event full of live entertainment, Freedom Trail walks, historical reenactments and more! Visit Boston’s most popular museums, like the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum on Fort Point.
Marriott Vacation Club‘s Custom House in Boston captures the historic aesthetic perfectly. There are Victorian-style suites at the timeshare. The ornate chandeliers and finishing touches wrap up history with hints of more modern styles. Celebrating our Independence Day here brings you to the Custom House’s Counting Room. Originally a site for calculating the port of Boston’s tariff revenues, the Counting Room is now a lounge where customers can enjoy breakfast and drinks. There’s even an Observation Deck on the property’s 26th floor.
The options are endless in Orlando for a July 4th vacation. Hit the parks at Disney or Universal Studios for rides, delicious hand-held bites to eat or restaurants and the best of the best fireworks. If busy theme parks aren’t your speed, Downtown Orlando invites locals and tourists alike to attend Fireworks at the Fountain around Lake Eola’s winding sidewalks. Live music and entertainment, food and drinks will be available, as well as fun activities for the kids.
At a glance, the Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa in the middle of the Orlando fun would make a great timeshare purchase. Theme parks, attractions, and beaches are all within reasonable driving distance of the resort. In addition, the property boasts an 18-hole mini-golf course, a 161,000-gallon waterpark with a pirate theme and a blissful spa.
Top Mountain View Festival Destinations
Lake Tahoe, California
California is known for a variety of travel destinations, including beaches and urban cities, but you shouldn’t miss Lake Tahoe‘s Lights on the Lake Fireworks. NBC’s Today Show recognized Lights on the Lake as one of the country’s top 4th of July celebrations. Make a reservation on a yacht or paddle wheeler to get the most unique views of the show or find a cozy spot on the shore.
Only moments away from the south shore of Lake Tahoe where this epic fireworks display takes place, Marriott’s Timber Lodge brings a new take on mountain vacations. Fireplaces complete each villa, although you might not need it in the summer. A casino is also located nearby to place your bets. An even more exciting feature about this resort, it sits adjacent to the Heavenly Gondola. A 2.4-mile ride up Heavenly mountain, the gondolas lead guests to the Observation Deck at 9,123 feet. So, take a pit stop here and finish the rest of the gondola ride to the highest point of the mountain for breathtaking views.
Most known for its ski slopes and snow-lined streets, Breckenridge in the summer makes for an amazing outdoor playground. Fourth of July celebrations in Breckenridge will include their annual 10k trail run, mountain bike races and a parade through Main Street. So, grab a seat at a local brewery for hand-crafted ales and close the evening with their own fireworks display.
Grand Colorado on Peak 8 Resort by Breckenridge Grand Vacations makes for a perfect summer getaway in the mountains. Not to mention, Peak 8 has its very own roller coaster and exciting activities to keep the family busy. There are even calendar events where guests can partake in classes making fun crafts like tie-dye t-shirts or scented candles.
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