10 Spots to Celebrate July 4 on the Water

July 4 weekend is a popular time on the water. Here are some recommendations for spots to celebrate America's Independence Day.

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks

New York City, New York

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks

New York City, New York

Cruise on over to the East River to witness the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in New York City. Conde Nast Traveler lists it as one of the best July 4 fireworks displays in the nation.

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is a concert with a fireworks display afterwards. It takes place along the Charles River Basin and although the main area is blocked to boat traffic, you can watch the fireworks display from the Boston Harbor.

Lights on the Lake Fireworks

South Lake Tahoe, California

Lights on the Lake Fireworks

South Lake Tahoe, California

Head out to Tahoe South's Lights on the Lake Fireworks display in South Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe is landlocked, but you can rent a yacht for a front-row seat to the lights show.

Big Bay Boom

San Diego, California

Big Bay Boom

San Diego, California

Cruising the Pacific Coast? Make your way to the Big Bay Boom in San Diego for Independence Day festivities. The SoCal event is the largest July 4th fireworks display on the West Coast, according to the website.

Seafair Summer 4th

Seattle, Washington

Seafair Summer 4th

Seattle, Washington

The Seafair Summer 4th celebration in Seattle has a fireworks show over Lake Union. It's possible to see the lights show from afar in Elliott Bay.

Navy Pier Independence Day Fireworks

Chicago, Illinois

Who says the Midwest has to miss out on all the 4th of July fun on the water? Watch the fireworks at the Navy Pier Independence Day Fireworks show hosted over Lake Michigan.

Who says the Midwest has to miss out on all the 4th of July fun on the water? Watch the fireworks at the Navy Pier Independence Day Fireworks show hosted over Lake Michigan.

Key Biscayne 4th of July Fireworks

Miami, Florida

Key Biscayne 4th of July Fireworks

Miami, Florida

If you're on land in Miami you can choose from a multitude of events and party all day, then head out on your yacht into the Atlantic Ocean for a special view of the Key Biscayne 4th of July Fireworks show.

July 4th Celebration at the Pier

San Francisco, California

July 4th Celebration at the Pier

San Francisco, California

San Francisco celebrates 4th of July with a fireworks display at Pier 39 in Fisherman's Wharf. Enjoy the scenic route past the Golden Gate Bridge to get to the July 4th Celebration at the Pier.

Go 4th on the River

New Orleans, Louisiana

Go 4th on the River

New Orleans, Louisiana

Celebrate Independence Day Nola style at New Orleans' Go 4th on the River. The event has a fireworks show over the Mississippi River. Hop off your boat and grab some Cajun food and Beignets while you're at it.

Wawa Welcome America!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wawa Welcome America!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ever been to Philly? Use July 4th as an excuse to visit. Philadelphia's best fireworks display is at the Wawa Welcome America! event and will dazzle over the Delaware River.