Best Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in San Diego

Enjoy a trip to sunny San Diego and stay for the Independence Day celebrations happening all over the city. Parades, races, festivals, and fireworks spectaculars combine to create an exciting family weekend in Southern California. With so much happening around town, we’ve narrowed down the best places to watch Fourth of July fireworks in San Diego.

 Big Bay Boom

Get ready for the biggest fireworks spectacular in San Diego. Multiple barges placed around San Diego Bay are set to shoot pops of color into the sky, making the Big Bay Boom viewable from multiple areas around the city. Set up a chair near the San Diego Pier, Shelter Island, Marina District, Harbor Island, Seaport Village, or the Coronado Ferry Landing to have a perfect view of the action. Fireworks shoot off at 9 p.m. on July 4.

Location: 12 miles from the hotel

Seaworld San Diego

Head to SeaWorld San Diego for the day to enjoy the underwater fun, wild attractions, games, and more. Once the sun goes down, check out the park’s summer nighttime extravaganza, Electric Ocean, and enjoy a 15-minute fireworks show inside the park. The show is set to start at 9:40 p.m.

Location: 5 miles from the hotel

Ocean Beach Fourth of July Celebration

Spend the day enjoying the water in Ocean Beach this Fourth of July. Venture up and down Newport Ave, stop at San Diego’s favorite breweries, bask in the sun, and get ready for a wild Independence Day celebration once the sun goes down. Bundle up with a blanket in the sand and admire the fireworks show off the Ocean Beach Pier starting at 9 p.m.

Location: 5.5 miles from the hotel