6 Awe-inspiring 4th of July Celebrations in the U.S.

June 30, 2023 | By Mallory Ambrose

Cities throughout the country light up with fireworks displays, accompanied by backyard barbecues and patriotic parades. Formally known as Independence Day, the national holiday celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. From rooftop parties to spectacular firework shows, and hand-crafted libations, here are six memorable places to experience the 4th of July from coast to coast.

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort – Braselton, GA

Experience the 4th of July: Weekend Spectacular at Chateau Elan with an itinerary full of special events and activities. From barbeque and brats to sparkling wine and sparklers, celebrate the 4th of July all weekend long with an array of special drinks, menus, decor, and more throughout the entire resort. From a curated lineup of live music to pool parties, dive into a weekend of special 4th of July events.

Be sure to check out Chateau Elan’s Patriotic Cocktail Crawl which includes five different hand-crafted patriotic cocktails, located throughout the property’s various bars and restaurants. Versailles, Louis’ House of Bourbon, Marc Bar & Restaurant, Paddy’s Irish Pub, & Le Soleil Pool Bar, will have specialty crafted cocktails available for guests throughout the holiday weekend. Complete the crawl and be entered to win an overnight stay at Chateau Elan!

The holiday weekend all culminates with brilliant fireworks display on Sunday night, July 2nd, on the Chateau lawn.

Embassy Suites Nashville Downtown

Experience an epic celebration and amazing fireworks display at Downtown Nashville’s tallest Rooftop Bar & Lounge – 30 floors in the sky! The Embassy Suites Nashville Downtown Rooftop Bar & Pool, The Overlook will be hosting a July 4th Rooftop Party on Tuesday, July 4, 2023, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Enjoy the fireworks show from the all-glass rooftop, plus games, food, a pool party, music by DJ WHO, and more.


Hyatt House Jersey City – The Rooftop at Exchange Place

Perched at the 13th floor of the fantastic Hyatt House Jersey City, The Rooftop at Exchange Place tops Jersey City’s must-see lists with its stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty and beyond. The Rooftop provides year-round urban chic vibes with its retractable glass roof and walls which creates the perfect setting for craft cocktails and chef curated small bites with a view.

Enjoy views of the Jersey City July 4th fireworks show over the Hudson River and capture Insta-worthy moments while sipping festive libations and indulging in RoofTop’s new summer menu.

Conrad Washington, DC – Washington, DC

Sporting a superlative view from the heart of CityCenter DC, celebrate Independence Day in the nation’s capital, at SUMMIT the Rooftop at Conrad, the exclusive outdoor seasonal venue that offers panoramic views of some of Washington’s most famous landmarks. Registered guests can sip on select cocktails and enjoy dishes prepared by Executive Chef James Kerwin all while having scenic views of the D.C. fireworks. The Conrad’s rooftop, Summit has some of the best views of the fireworks on 4th of July and will be serving craft cocktails and culinary delights including oysters, Maryland crab and lobster rolls.

AC Hotel Washington DC Convention Center

Enjoy your 4th of July celebration on the best Rooftop in DC, Ciel Social Club. A luxurious penthouse lounge and restaurant at the AC Hotel Washington DC Convention Center, Ciel Social Club features opulent decor and celestial, nearly 360-degree views of the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Monument and downtown DC. Enjoy a rooftop viewing of the National Fireworks, a 3-hour premium bar, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres, live music, and party favors.

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis

Known for its stunning views of the iconic Gateway Arch and majestic Mississippi, Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis offers five more reasons to book a stay for the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend. From epic firework displays over the Gateway Arch to lounging poolside in a cabana, guests who check in to this luxury urban resort in the heart of St. Louis can soak up the best of this quintessential American holiday.

This year there will be not one but two spectacular fireworks displays set against the backdrop of the Arch.  There is no better spot to catch the show than the Hotel’s Sky Terrace, where the uninterrupted views makes for lots of “oohs and ahhs.” Hotel guests have exclusive access for viewing on Sunday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 4, 2023, with options that include dining or a private cabana.

At the Sky Terrace, a rare urban escape perched on the eighth floor, guests can lounge around the resort-style pool enjoying everything from a menu of chilled drinks and frozen treats to scented cold towels and aloe vera ice cubes.  In addition to the long list of poolside amenities, the adjacent Games Deck features corn hole, Jenga and more as well as fun events such as Ice Cream Fridays and Snow Cone Saturdays.

From delicious bites to craft cocktails, to extravagant firework displays, there’s everything to love about these patriotic Independence Day celebrations.