One of the biggest days of celebration of the year across the entire country is 4th of July. Each city and town have their own way of celebrating, but whatever way they choose, fun is always guaranteed. If you're looking to spice up your Independence Day celebration this year, check of the Miami Beach 4th of July. Take a trip to sultry South Florida and you will spend this patriotic holiday soaking up the sun on the beach and indulging in the legendary nightlife of Miami Beach.
The Miami Beach 4th of July festivities take place right on Independence Day. Each year a patriotic celebration of fireworks kicks off at 9 p.m. on the beach where 8th Street meets Ocean Drive in South Beach
. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. While the fireworks get started at 9 p.m., many people show up early to snag a spot on the beach and set up beach towels and chairs. No coolers or bottles are allowed on the beach during the fireworks, but there will be a long night ahead in Miami Beach to enjoy the local famous nightlife.
Nothing in Miami Beach is ever understated - and neither is the 4th of July celebrations. In addition to the fireworks spectacular, there are also many other forms of entertainment. Free concerts get started around 6:30 p.m. at 8th Street and Ocean Drive
before the fireworks. In the past, performances have included blues and jazz, celebrating two forms of uniquely American music. The South Florida Jazz Orchestra
gets the patriotic spirit going in the lead up to the fireworks. Check the Miami Beach website for details on 2012 performers.
Who Should Travel to Miami Beach
When it comes to the Miami Beach 4th of July celebrations one question is common: should we bring the kids along? There is no easy answer to that question, and all parents must make the decision that's best for them. These festivities take place in South Beach
, a section of Miami Beach that is known for upscale shopping, endless partying, and expensive restaurants. Some parents might feel that this is not the atmosphere for kids, while others will want to enjoy the white sand beaches, water sports, and fireworks (and plan on being asleep before the clubs open their doors for the night).
The concerts and fireworks are just the start of the 4th of July celebrations in South Beach. After fireworks, many locals and visitors will next head to one of Miami Beach's top restaurants. Make sure to reserve a table in advance. Some people will dine outside on Lincoln Road
while others will enjoy a steak at Prime 112
or crack open some crab claws at Joe's Stone Crab
. After dinner, it will be time for some nightlife. Visitors can choose between a lounge atmosphere that is more relaxing or a club for dancing and performances. Clubs throughout Miami Beach come up with creative twists on a patriotic theme every year, so get ready to dance the night away in celebration of the USA.
If you're planning a trip to Miami Beach, the best way to soak up local pleasures is with a vacation rental. Why feel like a tourist when you can feel like a local in your own chic beachfront condo? Beyond the extra space and convenience of a kitchen, many Miami Beach vacation rentals
offer outdoor space and are much more private than a hotel. With the sands of South Beach on your doorstep, you will be setting the stage for the perfect Miami summer getaway.
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