4th of July in San Diego

By Swathi Ramaswamy on Apr 27, 2018
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San Diego is a famous city, in Southern California, for its beaches, parks and warm climate. The county of San Diego celebrates America’s birthday in grand style, from Escondido to Imperial Beach, from La Jolla Cove to Santee, with fireworks, parades, concerts and community festivals. 

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1. Visit Central San Diego for the Annual Big Bay Boom

In Central San Diego, the Annual Big Bay Boom July 4th firework show is planned at multiple locations along the San Diego Bay. With fireworks being launched strategically along four barges around the Bay, the spectators can view it from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, the Seaport Village and the Coronado Landing, which also accompanies patriotic music and simulcast live. 

It comes down to one of the largest fireworks display on West Coast, with such large sounds and display, it possibly can be witnessed from any part of the Downtown. 

The fireworks are launched from the USS Midway flight deck and gets even more patriotic, where the flight deck is one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers and is the closest location to the four barge launching venues. 

2. Witness the fireworks of the Pacific from La Jolla Shores

At the La Jolla Shores, way up the coast, the La Valencia Hotel offers an entire and the extraordinary view of the Pacific during the fireworks. 

3. Enjoy the city competitions at Coronado Island

Coronado Island takes Independence Day Celebrations very seriously. The town organizes many events and shows for the citizens which include the Independence Day parade, road race, live entertainment, swimming competition, fireworks and much more. 

The Vista Independence Day Celebration comes with live music, an honorary ceremony, family fun and fireworks. 

4. Visit Shelter Island for the amazing view:

The Shelter Island is situated on a strip of land on Point Loma’s bay front. It is an intimate spot and offers staggering views. 

5. Visit Harbor Island for the fireworks:

The Harbor Island is situated between Shelter Island and downtown San Diego and offers an incredible view of the city skyline and the fireworks.

6. North Embarcadero and the Marina District:

Enjoy the views and the spectacular fireworks from the district.

7. Seaport Village/ South Embarcadero- For shopping and dining:

This complex is famous amongst shoppers and diners. Fireworks can be watched comfortably from a restaurant here.

8. Witness the Big Bay Boom fireworks from Coronado Ferry Landing:

Head over to Coronado for phenomenal views of the Big Bay Boom fireworks.

Across the East County, the celebrations take place at the locations like Lake Murray Fireworks and Music fest, Lake Murray Community Park; the El Cajon Fourth of July Picnic and Fireworks; and the Santee Salutes at the Park Centre Drive, Santee.

The North Island includes celebrations like the Independence Day festival and fireworks at Escondido; Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration, Mira Mesa; Poway old-fashioned Fourth of July celebrations, Poway; and the Rancho Bernardo’s the spirit of the Fourth, San Diego.

All the celebrations include live music, concerts, theatrical drama, children’s activities, carnival games, food concessions, parade and most importantly fireworks. 

On the other side, the South Bay includes Chula Vista Fourth Fest, Chula Vista; Independence Day fireworks in Imperial Beach, Imperial Beach; and the Independence Festival at the Border and Fireworks, San Ysidro.

The advantage of celebrating the 4th in San Diego is the convenience of watching the fireworks from anywhere in the city. 

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