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Best Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in South Florida

Best Places to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in South Florida

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, discover South Florida’s top spots for watching fireworks, promising unforgettable celebrations and stunning views.

Miami Beach

Annual Independence Day Fireworks & Patriotic Concert
Enjoy the annual Independence Day Fireworks & Patriotic Concert presented by the Ocean Drive Association and the City of Miami Beach featuring a live orchestra performance by Miami Beach Classical Music Festival at 8:30 PM, followed by a fantastic fireworks display at 9:00 PM. Celebrate the holiday with some of your favorite Broadway selections and patriotic music including Tchaikovsky’s bombastic 1812 Overture, Armed Forces Salute, Stars and Stripes and more! Attendees are encouraged to make reservations at one of the many al fresco ocean view restaurants or bring their beach chairs, blankets, and picnics.

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Address: Lummus Park, Ocean Drive and 12th Street, Miami Beach, FL 


LT Steak & Seafood

Head to LT Steak & Seafood this Fourth of July to savor New American cuisine in a casually elegant beachside setting with unmatched views of a show-stopping fireworks show. Helmed by award-winning Chef Laurent Touroundel, the restaurant utilizes international flavors and culinary techniques from France, Asia and Latin America. Located within The Betsy, the restaurant is just a stone’s throw away from the Lummus Park Independence Day Fireworks & Patriotic Concert. After a delicious meal, diners can head to the hotel’s Ocean Deck rooftop to revel in the stunning show.

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Address: The Betsy Hotel, 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139 


The Betsy South Beach

Centrally located on Ocean Drive, The Betsy is a unique gem in Miami’s iconic South Beach Art Deco District. With its prime location, the family-owned hotel offers a great view of the Lummus Park Independence Day Fireworks & Patriotic Concert by the Miami Beach Classical Music Festival Orchestra. Hotel guests and diners at LT Steak & Seafood or The Alley are invited to watch the magnificent show from The Betsy’s rooftop Ocean Deck. As the principal Miami-based corporate partner for the orchestra since 2013, The Betsy welcomes founder/director Michael Rossi as its 2024 artist-in-residence and will serve as a concert venue for evening student performances. The Betsy also hosts opera performances from its front terrace every third Thursday throughout the year.

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Address: 1440 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, 33139


Fireworks Watch Party at The Gabriel South Beach

Located on Ocean Drive directly across from Lummus Park, The Gabriel South Beach is the perfect boutique property to watch the majestic fireworks show at Lummus Park. From 8-10 p.m. on the hotel’s hidden rooftop, guests will find the space adorned in patriotic decor and an exclusive bar stocked with specially crafted beer, wine and cocktails.

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Address: 640 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139


Watch the Fireworks from Winter Haven Hotel

Located on Ocean Drive in the heart of the Miami Art Deco District overlooking Lummus Park, Winter Haven Hotel Miami Beach, Autograph Collection beautifully combines South Beach’s glamorous history with modern luxury. The newly renovated hotel exudes retro charm and classic elegance, drawing inspiration from the 1950s-style representation of leisure destinations and its iconic oceanfront location. The building’s elegant façade gives way to a sophisticated, thoughtfully designed retreat that provides the perfect hideaway from the buzz outside. To celebrate Fourth of July, guests can relax and unwind on the hotel’s rooftop to watch the Lummus Park fireworks. Plus, the hotel offers an Exclusive Savings deal for government and military personnel and veterans to show appreciation for all that they do.

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Address: 1400 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139


The Gates Hotel South Beach x Bored Cuban Picnic Box

Located along the Indian Creek Canal on beautiful Collins Avenue in the heart of Miami Beach, The Gates Hotel South Beach is a tranquil retreat with 235 luxurious rooms. This oasis is the perfect getaway for relaxation and leisure, with an expansive midcentury-modern lobby juxtaposed with art deco-inspired architecture. The hotel offers locals and discerning travelers an immersive Miami Beach experience with pristine beach access, an expansive pool and a third-floor plunge deck that overlooks the Collins Waterway – all perfect locations to have a Fourth of July picnic. Those traveling to The Gates for a sun-filled Independence Day can book the Red, White, and Picnic Too. Valid for a reservation of three nights or more, the package includes a Bored Cuban picnic box filled with a Cuban sandwich, crispy chips, a pastelito and a Hey, Hei ready-to-drink cocktail (cosmopolitan or margarita); two beach chairs and towels for guests to soak up the sun; refillable water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the day; a one-hour e-bike rental; daily poolside activities; and 10% off at K’Alma Spa. Guests who don’t book the package can still take advantage of this exciting partnership with Bored Cuban, as the picnic box is priced individually at $24.35.

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Address: 2360 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139


Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection

Located along the iconic Miami Beach boardwalk, Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club is a must-visit for locals and visitors celebrating this Fourth of July. This 1940s art deco gem exudes the glamour of the European Riviera. With 357 oceanfront rooms, the hotel offers a blend of historic charm and modern amenities, including original terrazzo floors, lush greenery and a wraparound mezzanine balcony. Indulge in poolside relaxation at the expansive deck boasting two pools – one for adults and one for families – alongside private beachside service. Savor delectable cuisine at Donna Mare, the hotel’s signature Italian restaurant, or unwind with a glass of wine at Bungalow Beach Bar & Grill. For a quick bite, Il Merkato beckons guests with its Italian market delights. Additionally, the hotel offers a Seaside Savings package, which includes 20% off a minimum two-night stay, a complimentary bottle of prosecco, and a $50 food and beverage credit.

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Address: 3925 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140


Downtown Miami



Hotel Room Fireworks Views at The Gabriel Miami

Located in the heart of Downtown Miami, The Gabriel Miami welcomes guests to experience an unforgettable Fourth of July celebration. With 129 spacious rooms and suites offering sweeping views of Biscayne Bay, guests are treated to a front-row seat to Miami’s iconic skyline and its annual fireworks display. On the 14th-floor pool deck, guests can unwind in two inviting pools: a serene resort-style oasis and an infinity lap pool boasting panoramic vistas of the Intracoastal, Miami Beach and PortMiami. Guests can enjoy savory menu options from Bella’s Bar, such as the Flying Wings ($18), offered in five flavors: Thai chili, garlic Parmesan, Buffalo, BBQ and Caribbean jerk; Star-Spangled Mini Crab Cakes ($18), served with Cajun rémoulade and lime; All-American Fish Sandwich ($23), blackened grouper topped with coleslaw, Cajun seasoning and tartar sauce on a ciabatta roll; and Liberty G-Burger ($24), a brisket blend burger patty with natural bacon, caramelized onion, lettuce, tomato and American cheese. For a healthier option, guests can try the Strawberry Spinach Salad ($18), a refreshing mix of spinach, strawberries, walnuts, shaved red onion, cotija cheese and a choice of dressing. This Independence Day, guests visiting Miami for the holiday weekend can book the exclusive Summer Travel offer, which includes 15% off a three-night stay with a complimentary 1 p.m. late departure.

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Address: 1100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132


“Best Seat in the House” Views at The Elser Hotel

Located in Downtown Miami, just a half-mile from Bayfront Park, The Elser Hotel & Residences will have one of Miami’s largest and most prominent Fourth of July celebrations with special music performances, bounce houses and a diverse selection of food trucks. Book any of The Elser’s bayview rooms to watch the fireworks show comfortably from your balcony, or pick a spot on the hotel’s expansive sundeck to catch the show with other hotel guests. Veterans and active military service members can book the exclusive Veterans & Military Discount at The Elser to receive 15% off standard room rates. To take advantage of this deal, guests are required to present valid military credentials at the desk upon check-in.

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Address: 398 NE Fifth St., Miami, FL 33132





With captivating views of Biscayne Bay, ADRIFT Mare on the 25th floor of the Hotel AKA Brickell is the one-stop destination for firework views and a Mediterranean dining oasis. Crafted under the guidance of Michelin-starred “Gypsy Chef” David Myers, this culinary sanctuary presents an expansive terrace and intimate private dining spaces serving a menu inspired by the French Riviera, Balearic Islands, Italy and the Greek Isles. ADRIFT Mare is open Independence Day until 10:30 p.m. Come early from 5-8 p.m. for Sunset Lounge Happy Hour featuring $12 craft cocktails, $8 beers, $12-$14 wines by the glass and $4-$10 snacks and bites.

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Address: Hotel AKA Brickell, 1395 Brickell Ave., 25th Floor, Miami, FL 33131


Fort Lauderdale


Quarterdeck Restaurants (Dania Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach)

Experience the ultimate Fourth of July celebration at Quarterdeck’s Dania Beach and Fort Lauderdale Beach locations. Both waterfront restaurants provide visitors with a prime vantage point to witness dazzling fireworks displays. Guests can indulge in the special of the day, the All-American Burger, which pairs perfectly with a selection of refreshing cocktails, beers and wines.

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Address: 2933 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale | 300 N. Beach Road, Dania Beach