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4th of July in Florida: Top Destinations

Discover the Very Best Florida Has to Offer for Your 4th of July Vacation

What could be better than celebrating Independence Day weekend in the stunning Florida sunshine? If your idea of fun is a day at America's best theme parks, capped with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza, then Orlando fits the bill. If you're looking for something laid-back and on the water, Florida's Gulf Coast makes it easy to enjoy the 4th of July at the beach.

4th of July in Florida: Top Accommodations

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Sebring, Highlands County, Florida
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests
Oliver Atlantic City, Daytona Beach, Florida
from $102
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4.7
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The Villages, Sumter County, Florida
from $42
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5.0
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Miramar Beach, Walton County, Florida
from $119
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4.7
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The Villages, Sumter County, Florida
from $43
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4.7
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Long Beach, Panama City Beach, Florida
from $83
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4.7
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
The Villages, Sumter County, Florida
from $179
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5.0
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House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Princeton, Miami-Dade County, Florida
from $42
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4.0
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Bayway Isles, Saint Petersburg, Florida
from $43
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5.0
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Best Places for Families to Spend 4th of July in Florida

One of America's favorite vacation states, Florida is geared up for 4th of July fun. Head to the bright lights of the theme parks for thrills and fireworks, or enjoy a relaxing Independence Day weekend near a beautiful sandy beach with the kids.

  • 1. Orlando

    Adrenaline junkies don't want to miss Orlando's world-class theme parks. The evening fireworks at Disney's Epcot Center are among the city's best. Universal Studios has its own 4th of July celebrations around the lake. You can also book a trip on the Orlando Eye to see many buildings lit up in red, white, and blue.

  • 2. Miami

    Head to the coast to see Miami's Independence Day fireworks explode in a riot of color over the Atlantic. Most Miami fun doesn't get going until well after dark, so when traveling with kids check out the daytime events at Coconut Grove, with live music, kids' games, and plenty of food.

  • 3. St. Augustine

    What's a better location for celebrating 4th of July fun than the city which claims to be America's oldest? Events here are family-oriented, and often free. Enjoy a big band music performance before a fireworks display over the city's historic bayfront.

Best Places to Stay for 4th of July in Florida

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Miramar Beach, Walton County, Florida
from $66
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Regency Park, Port Richey, Florida
from $107
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4.7
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Fort Myers Beach, Lee County, Florida
from $42
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Best Florida Destinations to See 4th of July Fireworks

It wouldn't be the 4th of July without an amazing fireworks display! There are plenty of places across Florida to experience outstanding pyrotechnics. Choose a small town event with a real community feel, or go to one of the cities, where no expense is spared when it comes to their 4th of July celebrations.

  • 1. Miami

    Biscayne Bay is Miami's best spot for 4th of July fireworks, and if you can get out on the water you'll be able to see fireworks up and down the coast. Active types will love the celebrations at Black Point Park, where you can spend the day cycling and enjoying the shady woodland, before seeing the fireworks from the park's pier, after the sun goes down.

  • 2. Orlando

    Disney's nightly fireworks at Epcot get an extra boost on 4th July and are probably the best theme park option. Away from the parks, and for those who prefer their fireworks less noisy, Lake Eola in downtown Orlando has a free laser show, fireworks, live music, and a kids' play area.

  • 3. Panama City Beach

    Boasting the largest fireworks display on the Gulf Coast, Panama City Beach gives visitors of all ages the chance to party on the sands while fireworks explode overhead. The town loves its fireworks so much that it's not just on 4th July you can enjoy the spectacle – there are regular displays throughout the week.

Recommended Accommodations for 4th of July in Florida

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Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida
from $43
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4.4
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Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida
from $72
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4.4
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Sunset Reef, Redington Shores, Florida
from $67
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Best Florida Destinations for 4th of July on a Budget

There's no denying that a Florida 4th of July vacation can be pricey, but there are lots of destinations around the state which offer incredible vacation fun at modest prices. Pack a picnic and folding chairs, enjoy free fireworks displays, and let the kids make new friends while the adults kick back and relax.

  • 1. Coral Gables

    Coral Gables offers a free annual fireworks display on the grounds of the Biltmore hotel, with free shuttle transport from several locations around the city. There's free entertainment for the kids, and you can bring your own food, too. Alternatively, try the Hialeah celebrations, with dancing, fireworks, and a Kids Zone.

  • 2. Celebration

    The small town of Celebration is built around a lake, and on July 4th offers a free fireworks display. These are often themed, so the kids can dress up while listening to live music. Neighboring Kissimmee also has free fireworks in Lakefront Park, within walking distance of the city's downtown.

  • 3. Tampa Bay

    Tampa's Red, White & Blue Festival offers family fun with face painting, stilt walkers, eating contests, and arts and crafts. After dark, enjoy the fireworks from the Channelside.

Top Offers for 4th of July in Florida

House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Wildwood, Sumter County, Florida
from $110
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Long Beach Resort, Panama City Beach, Florida
from $43
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Venice, Sarasota County, Florida
from $43
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