Fourth of July is just around the corner. Whether you’re looking for a spot on the beach to watch the fireworks or where to get a tasty patriotic-themed beverage, we've got you covered. So read on for the best places to eat, drink and watch fireworks in your community.
SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks — SeaWorld celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks show starting at 9:45 p.m. on July 4 at SeaWorld San Diego, 500 SeaWorld Dr. The display will last for 15 minutes. Admission to the fireworks show is included with admission to the park. For more information, contact SeaWorld at (800) 257-4268.
Ocean Beach July 4th Celebration — Watch the Ocean Beach fireworks starting at 9 p.m. on July 4 on Newport Ave. The fireworks will be launched from the OB Pier. There is free parking at the Main Beach Parking Lot on Santa Monica Ave. as well as the Pier Parking Lot on Newport Ave. For more information, visit oceanbeachsandiego.com.
40th Annual Beaumont Avenue 4th of July Parade — Celebrate the 4th of July at the 40th-annual Beaumont Avenue 4th of July parade from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 4 on Beaumont Avenue in La Jolla. An after-party including food and entertainment will follow the parade. For more information, visit gofundme.com/2019birdrockparade.
The Big Bay Boom — San Diego’s biggest 4th of July fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. on July 4 and will be over the San Diego Bay. View this spectacular show in Point Loma’s Shelter Island. The fireworks display will last around 17 minutes. For more information, visit bigbayboom.com.
EAT & DRINK
Waterbar — Celebrate Independence Day with ocean-front views at Waterbar in Pacific Beach during their RED, WHITE & Tentacles Summertime Beach Party. Drink specials include $7 Red, White, Blue Boozy Popsicles, as well as $12 Tito’s Frozen Electric Lemonade and Frozen Jack Cherry Coke. Curb your brunch cravings with Loaded Breakfast Tots and the flavor-packed Breakfast Burrito. Lunch specials include The East Coaster, packed with Maine lobster claw meat, drawn butter, celery and garlic salt on a brioche roll, or Fried Corn Dogs. If dinner’s on the docket, keep it all-American with Americana Sliders, or their Carne Asada, Pollo Asado or Grilled Salmon Plate served with baked beans, macaroni salad, and sweet corn. For more information, visit waterbarsd.com.
Pacific Beach Alehouse — Get hoppy this 4th of July at Pacific Beach AleHouse and slide into summertime feels with barbecue specials paired with Adult Slushies and $5 House-Brewed All American Lager. The AleHouse BBQ Special includes your choice of a half-rack of ribs, pulled pork or smoked tri-tip for $15.95, or a combo of all three for $21.95. Both options are plated with jalapeno cornbread, baked beans and macaroni salad for good measure. For more information, visit pbalehouse.com.
Backyard Kitchen & Tap — Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach is gearing up for Independence Day with a food special available all day on the 4th, complete with barbecue ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese, cornbread muffin, roasted corn and coleslaw, all priced at $14.95. For more information, visit backyardpb.com.
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza — Head to any of the Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza in La Jolla to dig into their seasonal summer salads, only available for a limited time. A classic summer staple, watermelon, can be enjoyed with the Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad, topped with toasted almonds and drizzled in lemon-mint vinaigrette. Order the Sweet & Sassy BBQ Salad, prepared with grilled chicken tossed in barbecue sauce, Roma tomatoes, gorgonzola, fresh corn, red onion, cilantro, ranch, and crispy tortilla strips. Pair it all with Summer Sips Flight, featuring Sancerre Blanc, Pascal Jolivet Pinot Grigio, Ruffino II Ducale Rose, and Jean Luc Columbo, all served in 3-oz. tasters. For more information, visit sammyspizza.com.