With an estimated 14,000 fireworks displays lighting up the skies on July 4th, spectators are allowed to be picky when it comes to their viewing locations! From New York City to Orlando, we’ve narrowed down the best spots to enjoy these spectacular shows. Wherever your travel plans may take you, the team at Hawkins International wishes you a safe, enjoyable holiday weekend filled with family and friends!
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises in New York City, New York
Circle Line offers a July 4th Fireworks Cruise including up-close views of the world-famous pyrotechnic spectacle with remarkable sights of New York City landmarks against the backdrop of the iconic skyline, as well as an abundance of onboard amenities including an open bar of beer and wine, a July 4th-themed buffet and live DJ. Passengers can choose to enjoy the ride with Standard tickets or elevate their experience with Premium tickets allowing access to hors d’oeuvres and the open bar with the addition of premium liquor, all aboard a state-of-the-art Bronx Class boat. Tickets starting at $229 for standard and $279 for premium.
Grande Lakes Orlando in Orlando, Florida
Celebrate Fourth of July at Grande Lakes Orlando with an over the top, spectacular fireworks show lighting up the sky. Grande Lakes Orlando’s firework display can be viewed from the lakeside path, poolside, Valencia Terrace and from any lakefront room at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando starting at 9:00pm on Thursday, July 4th. Set on 500 lush acres featuring over 10 lakes, guests making Grande Lakes Orlando celebration central can experience the joy of Independence Day festivities all weekend long. From July 3rd-7th guests have the chance to experience a variety of family-fun activities from eco-tours, fishing excursions, sunrise safaris, falconry, golf and more! Guests of all ages will be able to participate in pop-up activities including fish feeding, animal shows, balloon artists, a giant inflatable waterslide, sand volleyball, dive-in movies, face painting, virtual reality and more! Additionally, Grande Lakes Orlando is offering 20% savings at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and The Ritz-Carlton Spa as well as at Grande Lakes Sports/Ritz Kids for active and retired military personnel.
The Logan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
There is no better place to celebrate America’s birthday than in its very own birthplace, Philadelphia. Situated right in Logan Square and Philadelphia’s vibrant, downtown district, The Logan is the perfect place for families to spend the holiday weekend in a historic city. The hotel’s Independence Day celebrations kick off for families checking in on July 3rd with festive welcome amenities including a note from Ben Franklin and branded sunglasses to sport all weekend. Children are gifted with coloring books, crayons, and The Logan’s Fourth of July-themed word search, followed by special a certificate of completion. Before participating in all of the Wawa Welcome to America celebrations, families can join The Logan staff in the Bedford Room for complimentary red, white, and blue punch, Philly-themed snacks, and arts and crafts to create their own patriotic crowns and noisemakers. At the end of the day, guests will have the best view in town to enjoy the city’s amazing firework show right from the hotel’s parkway-facing rooms. Celebrations continue through July 5th with movies and popcorn in the lobby meeting space with blankets, and comfy seating to watch “This is America, Charlie Brown.”
Jekyll Island Club Resort in Golden Isles, Georgia
Located in the Golden Isles of Georgia, the historic Jekyll Island Club Resort welcomes travelers to celebrate this Fourth of July on the undeveloped 5,700-acre Jekyll Island with fireworks on The Beach at 9:00pm. Guests can witness the most spectacular fireworks in the Golden Isles on the beach or from the sundecks of their own private suites 211, 212 and 214 of the Jekyll Ocean Club. A contemporary all-suite boutique beachfront hotel, the Jekyll Ocean Club is the only oceanfront boutique hotel on Jekyll Island and the preferred option for families, offering 40 oversized suites with full living rooms and balconies or patios looking out onto breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Travelers can further enjoy views fireworks on display throughout the Golden Isles (St. Simons, Jekyll, Sea Island, and Brunswick), at the resort’s Beach Pavilion.