Spectacular Fireworks in Unexpected Cities That Make A Great 4th of July Getaway.
The Fourth of July is celebrated annually by enjoying some of America’s favorite pastimes, like barbeques, baseball games, and fireworks. While major cities are famous for illuminating their skylines, BnBFinder has sought out the nation’s best small town pyrotechnic celebrations. So this Independence Day, beat the crowds and enjoy the relaxed charm of these all-American destinations.
Bozeman is said to have the largest fireworks display in the state of Montana. Known to locals as the Festival of the Fourth, Bozeman’s fireworks display takes place at the Gallatin County Fairground. The evening is filled with tasty BBQ and live Americana music from the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra. Only a short drive from the fairground, Voss Inn Bed & Breakfast (www.bnbfinder.com/vossinn) offers elegant rooms in an 1883 Victorian mansion.
Bristol, Rhode Island
Independence Day is a big deal in this picturesque seaside town – Bristol will be hosting its 229th consecutive Fourth of July event this year, the oldest continuous celebration in the U.S. To view the fireworks, head downtown to Bristol Harbor and watch the light show reflect over the gleaming waters of the Atlantic. Spend the long weekend at the relaxing and comfortable Bristol House Bed & Breakfast (www.bnbfinder.com/bristolhouse), which provides easy access to the parades, concerts, and other events that will be taking place.
Gatlinburg is the proud home of the first Independence Day parade in the nation, beginning at the stroke of midnight. Watch the fireworks light up this beautiful Smoky Mountain town from the rocking chairs on one of the 3 wraparound porches at the Hippensteal’s Mountain View Inn (www.bnbfinder.com/hippensteals). As its name suggests, this B&B offers spectacular views from its secluded location on a private mountaintop.
La Jolla, California
Beach lovers flock to this gorgeous San Diego neighborhood for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving in the crystal clear waters surrounding La Jolla Cove. This secluded stretch of beach is just a quick drive from The Bed & Breakfast Inn at La Jolla (www.bnbfinder.com/B&BatLaJolla). The concierge service at this B&B will make planning your holiday weekend a breeze. Pick your spot on the grounds of the Elizabeth Browning Scripps Park and watch the fireworks explode over the cove.
Saratoga Springs, New York
The Battles of Saratoga in the autumn of 1777 were a vital turning point toward American victory in the Revolutionary War, so it’s no surprise that this upstate New York town goes above and beyond to celebrate our independence. After a day of parades, live music, reenactments, and an All-American BBQ & Dessert Fest, find a perfect viewing spot on the lawn of Congress Park for Saratoga‘s spectacular fireworks show. Located only 2 blocks away is the pet-friendly Union Gables Inn (www.bnbfinder.com/uniongables), which features spacious rooms with stately décor, a heated outdoor swimming pool, and a variety of luxury amenities.
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