Your Fourth of July plans likely include at least one of the following: mouth-watering BBQ, a patriotic parade, or a refreshing dip in a pool. But have you scoped out a prime viewing spot for the dazzling fireworks show at the end of the night?
This year, forget your neighbor’s balcony and the hill at the local park and instead think even higher: a hotel rooftop.
Fourth of July fireworks are quite literally a highlight of the summer and there’s almost no better way to enjoy the show than from an elevated bar overlooking the city. Pair the sky-level view with the warm summer breeze and an ice-cold drink and you’ll never want to leave. Or, if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground (or sand), we’ve got you covered too.
Head to one of these Hilton hotels for unbeatable views of some of the country’s most impressive fireworks displays to celebrate America’s birthday in style.
The Graham Washington DC Georgetown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton (Washington, D.C.)
What better place to celebrate America’s birthday than America’s capital? The Graham Georgetown Rooftop lounge offers spectacular views, comfy sofas and the finest wines and spirits. From the rooftop, enjoy the city’s annual fireworks show, a spectacular display over the reflecting pool that’s in front of the Washington Monument. A plus: the Graham will have an American cookout themed buffet ($25) and specialty drinks all night long.
The Logan Philadelphia, Curio Collection by Hilton (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Take in the Fourth of July fireworks display from Assembly, the hotel’s rooftop lounge. Equipped with fire pits, craft cocktails and, most importantly, killer views, Assembly is open to guests and the public for a unique option for celebrating the holiday, day or night. For relaxation, guests can enjoy the recently renovated guest rooms or suites, which feature marble bathrooms and French doors that seclude the bedroom from the living area.
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza (New York, New York)
In The Big Apple, enjoy the Red, White and Views package at Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza. With high-rise rooms facing the East River, guests have the perfect vantage point for the fireworks and will enjoy a special amenity during the show as well as premium WiFi and breakfast.
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark (St. Louis, Missouri)
Another important staple of the Fourth of July? Baseball. Rooftop bar Three Sixty overlooks Busch Stadium — home of the Cardinals — as well as Forest Park and the iconic Gateway Arch. Take in the fireworks from one of the best seats in the house each night during the nearby Fair Saint Louis, affectionately known as “America’s Biggest Birthday Party,” happening July 4 -7.
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (Orlando, Florida)
This hotel’s “SummerBlast” schedule of events from May to September includes Holiday Weekend Fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. The private fireworks display for resort guests will happen on Saturday, July 9 at 9:30 pm. It’s available to Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek guests, which is an incentive to get away or book a staycation if you’re a local.
Hotel Del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton (Coronado, California)
Sink your feet in the sand at this hotel’s annual Del Beach Bash party for its Independence Week celebration. The iconic beach party, which happens July 1st, will feature live music, firepits with s’mores and an exciting fireworks display. It is free for guests and $25 a ticket for others. Those who can’t get an early jump on the week can still enjoy a treat on the 4th of July: Coronado Island will mark the occasion with an annual parade, family-friendly activities and a spectacular fireworks show for all to see.