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14 Best Hotels for Watching 4th of July Fireworks

Traveling around the 4th of July holiday is always popular and a destination that offers the chance to celebrate with a fireworks show makes it even better. Attending those festivities often means dealing with traffic congestion and other frustrations, but by staying at the right hotel, you can enjoy the display without having to leave the property at all or delve into the fun just a short walk away. Either way, these hotels across the country all provide a perfect base.

Westgate Park City Resort & Spa - Park City, Utah Westgate Park City Resort & Spa
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Westgate Park City Resort & Spa - Park City, Utah

Canyons Village in Park City is famous for its fireworks and extravagant drone shows, with 4th of July being no exception. The Independence Day celebrations at the mountainside village begin on June 30 and continue through the evening of July 4. In addition to the colorful light show, there will be live music, public art displays, food and drink, and more. For the perfect base, consider booking a stay at Westgate Park City Resort & Spa. This upscale resort is right next to Canyons Village and offers suites with kitchens as well as one- to three-bedroom villas with full kitchens, fireplaces, balconies, and whirlpool tubs. It includes an indoor pool and spa, a steakhouse, and a fitness center.

Key Amenities:

  • Steps from Canyons Village

  • Indoor pool and spa

  • Villas with multiple bedrooms and full kitchens

Desolation Hotel - South Lake Tahoe, California Desolation Hotel, Lake Tahoe
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Desolation Hotel - South Lake Tahoe, California

Desolation Hotel Tahoe is a recent addition to the Lake Tahoe area just five minutes on foot from a private beach that offers a front-row view of the famous “Lights on the Lake” firework display for the 4th of July. It’s the largest synchronized fireworks event west of the Mississippi, and the hotel is curating special experiences for guests. That includes picnic baskets curated by Executive Chef Skyler with gourmet snacks and a blanket to enjoy while watching the firework show and an over-the-top experience at a private beach residence with live cooking stations, cocktails, and more. The hotel itself has an outdoor pool and hot tub, on-site dining, a fitness center, and a variety of upscale accommodations.

Key Amenities:

  • Private beach for watching 4th of July fireworks

  • Outdoor pool and hot tub

  • Range of accommodation options, including townhomes

Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta - Atlanta, Georgia Hyatt Centric Buckhead
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Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta - Atlanta, Georgia

Located in the heart of the stylish Buckhead neighborhood, the Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta hosts the Spaceman rooftop. Guests enjoy panoramic views of Atlanta and Independence Day fireworks from the 15th floor which includes a huge bar at its heart in front of floor-to-ceiling windows. The property also offers dining on the patio with a fire pit at the upscale Mediterranean restaurant, swimming or lounging around the outdoor pool, and keeping up with your workout routine at the 24-hour gym, which includes Peloton bikes.

Key Amenities:

  • 15th-floor rooftop lounge with Atlanta views

  • Outdoor pool

  • Upscale Mediterranean restaurant

Noelle - Nashville, Tennessee Rare Bird rooftop at Noelle, Nashville
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Noelle - Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is a top spot for the 4th of July with a free Independence Day celebration that includes one of the country’s largest fireworks shows and live music, with 2023’s event headlined by Brad Paisley. By booking a stay at Noelle, a luxury boutique hotel, you’ll have access to one of the best places to watch the fireworks, the Rare Bird rooftop bar. Plus, it’s just a short walk from Riverfront Park and the Ryman Auditorium while offering rooms with river views.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooftop bar with city and fireworks views

  • Rooms with river views

  • Within walking distance of top attractions

HarbourView Inn - Charleston, South Carolina HarbourView Inn
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HarbourView Inn - Charleston, South Carolina

In Charleston, visitors can enjoy the annual Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Blast from Charleston Harbor. By staying at HarbourView Inn along the downtown waterfront, you’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the show from the rooftop terrace, open only to guests. Enjoy it from the plush seating while sipping complimentary glasses of chilled wine. This top-rated Charleston hotel is known for its old-world luxury and southern hospitality while offering rooms with picturesque water views and fireplaces.

Key Amenities:

  • Water and fireworks views from rooftop terrace

  • Afternoon wine and cheese reception

  • Rooms with water views

Pan Pacific Hotel - Seattle, Washington Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle
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Pan Pacific Hotel - Seattle, Washington

Seattle puts on one of the country’s best 4th of July events with an annual celebration at Gas Works Park that includes live entertainment, beer gardens, games, food, and vendors, along with a fantastic fireworks show. By booking a room at the Pan Pacific Hotel, you can even watch right from bed. Located in the South Lake Union neighborhood, you’ll be close to many attractions while enjoying a wealth of amenities that include the on-site South Lake Kitchen + Bar, which includes a seasonal patio with views of the Space Needle. There’s a free shuttle that will bring you downtown, a fireplace lounge, a sauna, and a whirlpool tub too.

Key Amenities:

  • Space Needle and fireworks views

  • Sauna and whirlpool tub

  • South Lake Kitchen + Bar with a seasonal patio

Hotel Zephyr - San Francisco, California Hotel Zephyr San Francisco
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Hotel Zephyr - San Francisco, California

The quirky and fun Hotel Zephyr is located just a few steps from Pier 39 where the city’s 4th of July Celebration takes place. You’ll be minutes from the live music and fireworks that are launched over the bay, synchronized to a custom soundtrack. In fact, the hotel has a parking deck that overlooks the bay, Alcatraz, and Pier 39, so you can simply bring some chairs, a cooler, and enjoy the show right from the property. Some of the rooms have balconies with bay and wharf views, along with standard amenities like Smart TVs, coffeemakers, and minifridges.

Key Amenities:

  • Space Needle and fireworks views

  • Sauna and whirlpool tub

  • South Lake Kitchen + Bar with a seasonal patio

The New York EDITION - New York City, New York Times Square EDITION New York
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The New York EDITION - New York City, New York

Located in the heart of the Flatiron District in Midtown, The New York EDITION sits in a 41-story building, soaring over everything around it, which means you’ll enjoy a 360-degree view of the city and the fireworks that are set off on the East River. The luxurious New York City property includes some rooms with views of the fireworks, along with two posh bars, a high-end restaurant, a lavish spa, and a 24-hour gym.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms with fireworks views

  • Luxe spa + 24-hour gym

  • 2 bars and a fine-dining restaurant

Liberty Hotel - Boston, Massachusetts Liberty Hotel - Boston, Massachusetts
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Liberty Hotel - Boston, Massachusetts

The historic Liberty Hotel sits at the foot of Beacon Hill, just a 10-minute walk from where the fireworks are set off during the annual display for the 4th of July. If you book one of its Charles River suites, you’ll have floor-to-ceiling windows with a panoramic view of the show. The splurge-worthy Ebersol Suite is the best of the best, with a private outdoor patio and the most jaw-dropping views of the Charles River Esplanade. There are multiple upscale bars and restaurants on-site, along with a 24-hour fitness center.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites with fireworks and Charles River Esplanade views

  • Upscale bars and restaurants on-site

  • Historic character, set within a converted jail

W Chicago - Lakeshore - Chicago, Illinois W Chicago - Chicago, Illinois
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W Chicago - Lakeshore - Chicago, Illinois

W Chicago Lakeshore is just across from Navy Pier, where the fireworks, synchronized to music, are set off for the 4th of July. You can watch the show from the hotel’s WET deck on the 7th floor for free, or if you’ve got the cash, you can reserve the Altitude ballroom, which boasts 360-degree views of downtown and the Navy Pier. During the day, you’ll be steps from all the fun, including live music, street entertainers, and a wide range of tasty eats. There are a number of amenities on-site, including an indoor heated pool, a fitness center, and a restaurant serving seasonal fare.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites with panoramic fireworks and Charles River Esplanade views

  • Upscale bars and restaurants on-site

  • Historic character, set within a converted jail

The Prince Waikiki - Honolulu, Hawaii The Prince Waikiki
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The Prince Waikiki - Honolulu, Hawaii

Located on Ala Wai harbor, the luxury Prince Waikiki is one of the best places to watch Honolulu’s 4th of July fireworks, other than right along the shore where thousands of others will be enjoying it. Of course, you’ll have access to all of the area’s delights from surfing and snorkeling to luaus, while the property has its own 27-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis club, a spa, and on-site dining and drinking venues. Rooms include standard amenities like flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and minifridges. Some suites come with balconies and ocean views.

Key Amenities:

  • Located on Ala Wai harbor with fireworks views

  • A 27-hole golf course

  • Swimming pool and spa

The Hay-Adams - Washington DC The Hay-Adams
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The Hay-Adams - Washington DC

Offering some of the best hotel views in Washington DC, The Hay-Adams is an iconic hotel set within a 1928 Italian Renaissance building that overlooks the National Mall. The only place you’d get a better view would be from the White House. The legendary Top of the Hay is the best place to be for the magnificent annual fireworks display with its panoramic views, but they can also be seen from some rooms. Special packages for the 4th are often available too.

Key Amenities:

  • Located across from the National Mall

  • Panoramic city views, including a 4th of July fireworks display

  • A highly acclaimed on-site restaurant

The Bristol Hotel - Bristol, Virginia fireworks view from Lumac rooftop at The Bristol Hotel
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The Bristol Hotel - Bristol, Virginia

Bristol is famous for the Bristol Motor Speedway, popular among NASCAR fans, but it also offers a fantastic fireworks show for Independence Day that can be enjoyed from the rooftop at The Bristol Hotel. Offering the only rooftop bar in town, Lumac provides an unparalleled view of the show and the Appalachian Mountains. It also offers a weekly Wine & Unwind series featuring live local country and bluegrass bands. The family-style Appalachian-inspired eatery on-site, Vivian’s Table, is the perfect place to dine before the show.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooftop bar with Appalachian Mountains and the 4th of July fireworks views

  • Appalachian-inspired eatery

  • Frequent live local country and bluegrass bands

ADERO Scottsdale Resort - Scottsale, Arizona ADERO Scottsdale Resort
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ADERO Scottsdale Resort - Scottsale, Arizona

ADERO Scottsdale Resort is a remote boutique resort nestled atop a mountain ridge above Scottsdale, renowned for its unobstructed views of fiery desert sunsets and brilliant starry skies, located in a certified Dark Sky Community. It’s home to SkyTop, an open-air cocktail lounge that provides an incredible vantage point for viewing the Fountain Hills fireworks against Arizona’s famous Four Peaks. The top-rated Arizona hotel typically hosts an annual BBQ to complement it all with music and lots of tasty food and drink. There are many fabulous amenities too, with a secluded mountainside hot tub and multiple sparkling pools, including an adults-only lap pool and a large family pool. One of the best spas in the state is on-site too.

Key Amenities:

  • Located in a certified Dark Sky Community for stargazing

  • SkyTop Lounge for fireworks and desert views

  • Multiple pools + one of the state’s best spas

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