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Things to Do on the Fourth of July

What to do on the Fourth of July

Fourth of July San Diego


The Fourth of July calls for friends, family, barbecues, and of course, fireworks. Whether you are celebrating locally or planning a trip to California, we have made a complete guide to make your Fourth of July celebration memorable! From exclusive cruises to spectacular fireworks shows, California has various events and activities to enjoy on the Fourth of July. Looking for other special destinations this Fourth of July? Contact our charter department and they will gladly arrange any accommodations you may need.

San Diego

With five-star hotels and amazing beaches, San Diego is a great destination to spend the Fourth of July. Hosting various events, there is something to do on the Fourth of July for everyone. This is a roundup of the best places to enjoy fireworks and celebrate the Fourth of July in San Diego!

  • Red, White, and BOOM! – LEGOLAND California, in Carlsbad, hosts the star-spangled celebration with all-American picnics, endless activities throughout the day for the kids, and a firework celebration at 8:30pm.
  • Coronado’s Fourth of July Celebration – Festivities begin at 10am with the city’s annual parade and last until 9pm with a firework show!
  • San Diego County Fair – Enjoy a fun-filled day at the San Diego County Fair with fried food, rides, and games. Stay until the famous firework show which starts at 9pm.
  • La Jolla – Enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in San Diego with a firework show starting at 9pm at Ellen Browning Scripps Park.
  • San Diego Big Bay Boom 4th of July Fireworks Show – The biggest firework show in San Diego starts at 9pm. Sail your private boat out on the bay during the firework show for an exclusive and up close experience.
  • Sea World San Diego Star-Spangled Fireworks Spectacular – Celebrate America’s birthday at Sea World with the family; then enjoy their spectacular fireworks show at 9:40pm.

San Francisco

Charter a private jet to San Francisco for the 4th of July and enjoy the country’s biggest Independence Day parade at East Bay. In addition to the parade, there are endless sights to see and things to do on the Fourth of July in San Francisco. During the day, take a 60-minute cruise around the bay, where you will go under the Golden Gate Bridge, over to Alcatraz, and back to the Fisherman’s Wharf.  Spend time exploring the famous Ghirardelli Square. Enjoy fine wine, restaurants, and the world-famous Ghirardelli Chocolate. The 4th of July firework display kicks off at 9pm at Pier 39 at the Fisherman’s Wharf. Get exclusive views of the fireworks on a dinner cruise to finish the fun-filled day.

Lake Tahoe

Escape the city with a vacation to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July. With sandy beaches, water activities, all-day barbecues, and more, it is no surprise Lake Tahoe is a popular attraction on the Fourth of July. Bring your boat out on the lake and enjoy Lights on the Lake. Lake Tahoe hosts the largest synchronized fireworks display in the western United States. Looking for something romantic to do on the Fourth of July? Several restaurants on the lake have exclusive tables open for reservation with special arrangements to view and dine during the show.

Long Beach

Make your Fourth of July experience special with an exclusive cruise on the Queen Mary. While on the boat, enjoy activities, live entertainment, historic tours, and the firework show. Unable to make it to the cruise? View the fireworks on the Belmont Pier and Veterans Stadium.

What to do on the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is one of the busiest travel days of the year. Add extra time to your vacation by chartering a private jet to San Diego. If you are interested in chartering a private jet for the Fourth of July, please contact our charter department today. For last minute flights, please check our one-way page.

Happy Fourth!