23 Hotels with the Best Views of Fourth of July Fireworks
Independence Day is a time of celebration and patriotic camaraderie. After your barbecue, picnic, or cookout, gather with friends in these amazing hotel rooms, suites, and terraces to catch the fireworks as they light up the night sky. (Don’t worry, if you miss it this year, you know which rooms to book for 2020.)
JW Premium rooms at JW Marriott Washington, D.C.
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Let’s start in the nation’s capital at the JW Marriott Washington D.C., where booking a high-floor, JW Premium room (especially those that end in -31) gives you incredible views. Capture the majesty of the nation’s premier fireworks show with the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial in the backdrop. Talk about Instagram worthy! In case you didn’t know, this is the real reason we set off fireworks for the Fourth of July.
Thomas Jefferson Suite at The Jefferson, Washington, D.C.
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A night in the Thomas Jefferson Suite at The Jefferson affords five private Juliet balconies overlooking the Washington Monument. From this vantage point, you can’t miss one of the most important fireworks celebrations in the country. When you tuck yourself into bed, give a little nod to one of the nation’s founding fathers and author of the Declaration of Independence for whom the suite is named.
Room 705 at Mr. C Seaport, New York
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Book the Mr. C Suite (room 705) at Mr. C in New York for amazing views of the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show. The Signature Suite (room 606) and Front Street Premier Rooms (rooms 604, 605, and 703) also have terraces overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge and East River for maximum exposure to this festive display.
Room 2901 at the InterContinental Miami
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This bay-facing room offers full-frontal views of the InterContinental Miami’s own fireworks display taking place over Biscayne Bay. Guests can also splurge on the two-floor Royal Palm Presidential Suite designed by tennis icon Venus Williams if they are looking to impress on this national holiday. The building is an icon in the Miami skyline known for the projected light show on its facade each night.
Jacinto Room at Kimpton The Rowan, Palm Springs
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On the outdoor terrace of the Jacinto Room’s event space at Kimpton The Rowan, guests can enjoy fireworks against the backdrop of Coachella Valley and the San Jacinto Mountains. Since light pollution is minimal and this is the tallest building around, you can guarantee a solid view. The hotel even hosts a viewing party open to the public on July 4th.
Presidential Suite at The Logan, Philadelphia
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The private balcony of the Presidential Suite at The Logan comes with a Parkway view overlooking the Philadelphia Museum of Art. America’s birthplace proves to be a fitting locale from which to watch a vibrant fireworks display, and this suite’s terrace is in the center of it all. The Logan is a Curio Collection by Hilton property and in the heart of Logan Square. Guests are steps away from the Parkway’s free July 4th concert and the block party plus can watch Philadelphia’s Historic District’s parade before returning to their birdseye view of the Wawa Welcome to America celebration.
River Studio Suites at The Alida Hotel, Savannah, Georgia
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Feel like you are a part of the July 4th fireworks celebration when you stay in a River Studio Suite at The Alida Hotel, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in downtown Savannah. Even better, head for the rooftop terrace to get a panoramic view of the fireworks while sipping a craft cocktail after sunset and enjoying up-close river views.
Grand Suites 1601 and 1701 at InterContinental, San Diego
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Enjoy the view of San Diego’s Big Bay Boom fireworks show, which is launched from four barges all around the bay at the InterContinental San Diego. Keep the experience for yourself or host up to 15 people with a catered package including drinks and snacks organized by the hotel. No matter what floor you’re on, this newly opened hotel will have up-front-and-center views.
Room 924 at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
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Reserve a Park View room like 924 at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort to enjoy the nightly fireworks display from the nearby Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot. In fact, there are 11 floors of Park View rooms meaning that there are plenty available. The July 4th display is sure to be even more dramatic and patriotic. When traveling with kids, this high-floor balcony is sure to please (especially if you order up ice cream sundaes to go with it). Disney World is our favorite place in all of Florida for Independence Day fireworks.
Ponce Suite at Casa Monica Resort & Spa, St. Augustine, Florida
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Travel to the oldest city in America, St. Augustine, Florida, for one of the biggest fireworks displays on the east coast. The Ponce Suite at Casa Monica Resort & Spa, a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection and part of The Kessler Collection of hotels, will wow visitors with its wide-open views of Matanzas Bay.