4th of July in San Diego Celebrations

By on June 27, 2013

 Summer is here and Fourth of July celebration plans are being made. We give you a list of several fun opportunities for you and your friends and family to enjoying the festivities of American freedom on the 4Th of July in San Diego.

Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA

The 40-story Manchester Grand Hyatt has unrivaled vistas of the San Diego Bay. As the tallest hotel in downtown San Diego’s waterfront, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy the San Diego Big Bay Boom – 4th of July firework spectacular. The show can be seen from a number of locations throughout the hotel: water-facing rooms, Top of the Hyatt bar and two pools. In addition to the Big Bay Boom, the incredible height of the Manchester Grand Hyatt provides the chance to see a variety of other firework displays taking place along San Diego’s coast – Coronado, Sea World, etc. Experience the largest waterfront urban resort on the West Coast when you visit Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. The luxury waterfront San Diego hotel combines the convenience of downtown with the comfort of Hyatt’s inviting guestrooms. Relax in their full-service spa and salon, or in your plush Hyatt Grand Bed™ while enjoying views of the city and San Diego Bay.

The property will be hosting a series of activities for hotel guests and locals:

  • 4th Floor Pool Deck (Hotel Guests Only):
    • 12:00 p.m. – Ready,  Set, Relay
    • 2:00 p.m. – Three Legged Race
    • 4:00 p.m. – Blanket Volleyball
    • 9:00pm BIG BAY  BOOM!
    • Live music from 2-6 p.m.
  • Kin Oasis (Hotel Guests Only):
    • 21+
    • Opens at 3:00 p.m.
    • 12-4 p.m.
    • Serving beverages until  8:30 p.m.
  • Top of the Hyatt
    • 21+
    • 3:00 p.m.
    • $15 per person
    • Starts at 6:00 p.m.
    • $25 minimum spend (+18% gratuity) per person
Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA

Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic weekend at the bayside Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina hotel!  Offering front row seats from Harbor Island of San Diego’s ‘Big Bay Boom’ fireworks spectacular from over 1000 of their rooms and grounds, the Sheraton will offer a fun BBQ on the hotel’s Bay View Lawn.  Open to the public, the BBQ picnic will feature a Stone Brewery pop-up beer garden experience, a drum band, cash food and beverage concessions featuring burgers, hot dogs, salads and more as well as an astro jump and special kids area, and a special visit from the local fire department for kids to take photos in the fire truck and with the firefighters.

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, San Diego, CA

Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is a Mediterranean inspired, all-suite property offering the finest accommodations, service and programming that San Diego has to offer. In Fall 2012, Rancho Valencia—Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property— reopened to guests after a 10-month, $30 million property-wide renovation. As part of the renovation, major efforts were focused on the reconceptualization of its food and beverage program. Two new additions to Rancho Valencia include the resort’s signature restaurant, Veladora, and The Pony Room, which features a bar and outdoor patio with fire pits.

Celebrate 4th of July at Rancho Valencia with their special cocktail, the Sassy Sangrita, consisting of Herencia Blanco Tequila shaken with House Made Sangrita, a house made grenadine base with jalapenos, chili powder, serrano peppers and topped off with citrus juice. A refreshing and light way to toast to the 4th of July.

 Sprinkles Cupcakes – 4th of July Box

Declare your Independence with Sprinkles red, white and blueberry cupcakes this 4th of July! Capped with patriotic stars, Sprinkles’ 4th of July Box is filled with specialty Lemon Blueberry and signature Red Velvet cupcakes configured into a sweet star-spangled banner. Classically American and sealed with a 4th Fireworks and Cupcakes sticker, you’ll be pledging your allegiance to Sprinkles Cupcakes!  Available June 21 – July 7th

 The Commons Bar, San Diego, CA

 Situated in the heart of downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, The Commons Bar is celebrating 4th of July with a special patriotic cocktail, Frozen Freedom, consisting of citrus and sweet tea vodka, grenadine, curacao and topped off with delicious frozen lemonade. The classic neighborhood bar features an array of kicked up bar fare that pair perfectly with this fun summer cocktail.

 Surf and Sand Resort, Laguna Beach, CA

Surf and Sand Resort and Spa, Laguna Beach’s premier water-front hotel, is the prime 4th of July destination. A sun-washed escape with staggering ocean views, the Surf and Sand’s outdoor area and Splashes restaurant are the ideal spots to watch ‘the best of’ Orange County’s fireworks. The hotel will be hosting an upscale, all-american 4th of July BBQ on the pool deck, with pristine views of the fireworks. The BBQ will include burgers, hot dogs and fish tacos made to order and tray passed bites, as well as festive side dishes and patriotic refreshments and drink specials. There will also be live music at the pool from 3-5 p.m. The BBQ, for hotel guests and locals, will run from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and cost is dependent upon order.

 Beaumont’s Eatery, San Diego, CA

 Beaumont’s Eatery is celebrating Fourth of July with four days straight of delicious brunch. Beginning on Thursday, July 4, Beaumont’s will open early for a bustling brunch with live music on the recently updated outdoor patio, where guests can begin the long weekend with good company, great grub and boozy breakfast favorites like the “Don’t You Judge Me,” Diablo Michi Lada and the Bacon LOVE and Tomato Mary. After enjoying a leisurely brunch at Beaumont’s on Independence Day morning, guests can head to Brockton Villa for the annual fireworks soiree before recovering at Beaumont’s the next morning.

 Brockton Villa, San Diego, CA

 Set overlooking the beautiful La Jolla Cove,  Brockton Villa is the ideal spot to ooh and aah while watching unobstructed fireworks over the ocean this Fourth of July. Starting at 6pm, Brockton Villa will celebrate Independence Day with an annual seaside soiree, which includes a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres, an endless buffet of summer picnic fare, three complementary drink tickets, and prime seating for the spectacular La Jolla fireworks show. Reservations are required, as the event sells out every year. Tickets are priced at $35 for children, $95 for adults pre-sale and $105 when purchased July 1-4. Tickets may be purchased by calling 858-454-7393.

 THE US GRANT Hotel, San Diego, CA

 Salute to Summer at THE US GRANT. Built by the son of President Ulysses S. Grant, the National Landmark hotel invites you to celebrate Americana tradition during your San Diego getaway with a sweet indulgence curated by the hotel’s Executive Chef.  Inspired by Red, White, and Blue, your in-room amenity will include all the components for two to build your own summer Shortcakes – including a selection of berries grown on the hotel’s rooftop garden.

The Salute to Summer experience is available for arrivals the first through the last day of summer. Three day advance purchase required. Rates start at $227. Reserve your experience online at US GRANT, call 866-716-8136 or through your preferred travel professional. Please mention promotion code LAPKG6-12.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, San Diego, CA

Located in the heart of San Diego’s lively Gaslamp Quarter, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is the perfect destination for 4th of July travelers seeking amazing restaurants, the city’s most popular pool party, chic nightlife and a full-service Rock Spa.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is also just steps away from prime viewing space for one of the county’s largest fireworks display, the Big Bay Boom fireworks show. Beaches, golf courses and famous attractions with plenty of other ideal holiday activities are also nearby. Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is offering a variety of unique 4th of July packages, some of which are listed below, and can be reserved by visiting HARD ROCK.


The now famous Intervention at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is a holiday staple, and the massive pool party will span two days the weekend after the July 4 holiday – Saturday, July 6 with the awesome Redfoo and Sunday, July 7, with internationally renowned duo Cosmic Gate. Grab a room package VIP with access for 2, and party day and night.


Why not treat yourself and reserve one of our 17-individually designed Rock Star Suites? Then stay out late, sleep in, order up room service and do nothing but enjoy the sweet gift of holiday time off. When you do leave the confines of your luxe suite, try an 80-minute Dream Weaver massage at full-service Rock Spa as the icing on the cake.

About Jacqueline Maddison

Jacqueline Maddison is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Rancho Santa Fe Magazine. She believes in shining light on the best of the best in life. She welcomes you into the world of the ultimate luxury lifestyle.

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