Most Spectacular 4th of July Celebrations Along The East Coast

Fireworks over Chicago skyline
Fireworks over Chicago skyline

Via: TasteofTravel

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and with the holiday falling on a Saturday this year, you get to make it one Funtabulous long holiday weekend celebration!

A great show of some fireworks are definitely one of the main attractions on this Patriotic holiday, so you’ll want to make sure your destination has some fantastic Firework festivities for sure!

If traveling out of town for your holiday celebration, keep in mind that hotels will fill up fast! So you will want to book your hotel stay now while there is still availabity. It’s not too late, as hotels vie for your business, here are some great last minute deals waiting for the last minute planners or those who consider themselves to be spontaneous!

New Orleans, Louisiana’s Essence Festival

Essence-Music Festival

The 2015 Essence Festival will feature some of the best in the entertainment industry, including Usher,Missy Elliott, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, comedian Kevin Hart, Common, India Arie and New Orleans’ born Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews just to name a few! The Essence festivities are from July 2nd – July 5th. So why not spend the entire long weekend in the Big Easy. Rooms are still available at many area hotels including Marriott, Hilton and Sheraton properties.

New York City – Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular


A New York City 4th of July celebration will be one you won’t soon forget! Whether you’re looking for a place to party or to bring the kids, where better to spend the 4th of July than the city that never sleeps?! There are many ways to celebrate this fantastic All American holiday in New York City. From spending the day on the festive Coney Island Boardwalk, viewing the famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contests, to numerous free concerts , cruises around Manhattan, and shopping sales will all have a patriotic spin. One favorite element is July 4 fireworks in Manhattan. Be prepared to be blown away—just like everything else in New York City the fireworks display is over the top.



North Shore Park Bandshell, Collins Avenue and 73 Street in Miami is the place to be on the Fourth of July! Hanging out during the day to catch sparklers on the waterfront as you enjoy the holiday festivities which feature numerous family-friendly activities, food, drinks and lots of fun as well as a free concert! And of course, after the sun goes down, you’ll be entranced by the spectacular display of fireworks that light up the evening sky over the water in a stunning array of beautiful patriotic colors. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets or beach chairs for your comfort. What better way to end the day, then to enjoy a stirring reflection of what our country stands for before heading back to your hotel.

Fireworks for America


Washington, DC has a fireworks display that is unlike any other in the United States! The show, which is administered by the National Park Service, illuminates absolutely everything from the Washington Monument, to the Lincoln Memorial as well as the Thomas Jefferson Memorial! Spectators should arrive early and can gain access to the National Mall through secure access points. The show lasts roughly 17 minutes and will be accompanied by live music, afterwards head over to U Street as you continue to enjoy the night in celebration of our Country! There are numerous bars, restaurants and nightlife to enjoy up and down the street and plenty of hotels nearby within walking distance.