July 4th – Where will you be?

Part 2:

From lake cruises to Capitol Hill, our earlier post explored some of the best spots to be in to enjoy the July 4th events. On the same note, here are some of the celebrations you don’t want to miss if you happen to be in one of these West Coast cities.

San Francisco: This pretty city has a lot to offer all through the year. So, it’s really no surprise that on July 4th, you’re going to have a tough time choosing any one spot to be in. Fireworks and celebrations take place on Fisherman’s Wharf (Aquatic Park), Pier 39, Berkeley Marina, Shoreline Amphitheater and other places. Many of the venues feature live entertainment and local bands. For kids, Berkeley Marina may be a good choice as activities like sack race and face painting are part of the celebrations. For an extra special July 4th experience, books yourself a seat on one of the several cruises such as Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise Commodore 4th of July Dinner Cruise or Blue and Gold Fleet Fireworks Cruise.

Los Angeles:

The glamour and glitz of this start-studded city gets dialed up a few notches, come July 4th. LA holds some of the grandest Independence Day celebrations in the country. Some of the top venues to check out include the Rose Bowl, which is ideal for families who want to picnic during the day and enjoy the fireworks by night. Long Beach is a popular July 4th destination for singles and families alike. It offers two spectacular view points namely Shoreline Village and Belmont Shore. Food courts, bars and restaurants abound, so if you’re really in the mood to party, this is the place to be. Of course, when it comes to July 4th parties, you can’t forget Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Hermosa Beach and Manhattan Beach. Headed to LA? You had better start thinking about the tough venue choice ahead!

Las Vegas:

For a city that glitters every night of the year, you might wonder if July 4th will be any different. Well, you’re in for a surprise. Because, Independence Day actually makes Sin City even hotter, if you can believe that’s possible. And this year, things are going to be more spectacular than ever. A simultaneous display of fireworks at nine different locations has been planned at Station Casinos. This unprecedented event is sure to draw huge crowds. Of course, this is Vegas – so fireworks are just the beginning. They officially kick-off summer in this casino city, which in Las Vegas stands for Pool Season! So, Las Vegas is the place to be in if poker, pool parties and fireworks sound like your kind of 4th celebrations.

So, tell us where you’re headed this July 4th. And don’t forget to send free 4th July ecards!