The Fourth Of July is here, meaning summertime is officially in full swing. Don’t miss out on the best holiday of the season celebrating America’s independence! Whether you’re spending time with friends or family, San Diego is arguably the best city for everyone’s 4th of July celebrations. What’s better than relaxing with your toes in the sand while watching the fireworks? Lucky for you, there are multiple locations that will be shooting off this year. Which one will we find you at?

Big Bay Boom

For the largest display in San Diego country, get to the San Diego Bay before 9:00 PM to secure a spot and watch a splendid show by the water.

SeaWorld Fireworks

SeaWorld is notorious for their firework shows all summer long, but did you know they do a huge fireworks show specifically for the 4th of July? Buy tickets for front row seating, or find a spot on Mission Bay to post up and watch from afar to catch this show at 9:30 on the dot.

Ocean Beach

What could be better than fireworks off of the famous OB Pier? Parking is free at the lots and will begin at 9:00 PM. Whether you come for the fireworks or spend all day in OB, you’ll surely make this a Fourth of July to remember!

La Jolla Cove

Known to many as one of the precious gems of San Diego, the La Jolla Cove will surely give you a 4th Of July for the books! Beginning at 9:00 PM, head out to the Ellen Browning Scripps Park early for a huge fireworks show.

San Diego County Fair

Independence Day is the last day that the San Diego County Fair will be open, giving you no excuse to miss out on the fun! Enjoy food, entertainment, fireworks, and more at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Firework show will begin at 9:00 PM.


Who doesn’t love Coronado Island? With a day full of Fourth of July festivities, head out there early if you want to secure parking. Fireworks begin at 9:00 PM over Glorietta Bay. Watch them from the golf course if you want the best views possible.

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