Best Places to See Summer Fireworks

by Country Inns & Suites
Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer is simply incomplete without some fun-in-the-sun essentials, like barbecues, boating, and baseball. One of the most time-honored traditions is watching festive fireworks on a warm summer’s night. Check out these cities that really know how to light up the evening with spectacular shows set to fun music and amazing views.

The Navy Pier in Chicago, Illinois

The Navy Pier has been hosting visitors for more than 50 years with their entertaining combination of parks, gardens, shops, restaurants, and attractions. Twice a week, fireworks boom over Lake Michigan. This colorful and musical show is a treat to make your summer trip to Chicago a bright one. You’ll find several Country Inns & Suites By Carlson hotels in the Chicago area for your convenience.

  Navy Pier Fireworks Photo by Flickr user Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk in Virginia Beach, Virginia

The Virginia Beach Boardwalk is bustling with three miles of restaurants, entertainment stages, historic sites, and more. After you spend a day touring the area and enjoying some fishing, settle down for the Virginia Beach Oceanfront fireworks show over the Atlantic Ocean. Sandy shores and blue waters will be right outside your door when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Virginia Beach.

Lake Grapevine in Grapevine, Texas

SummerBlast is an annual event that takes place from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend in Grapevine, Texas. Some of the fun events include waterparks, outdoor activities, special exhibits, and the dazzling Friday night fireworks. This brief but exciting show can be seen from a variety of parks in the area. Get a full night’s sleep and complimentary hot breakfast when you stay at one of our Dallas hotels.

Lake Grapevine fireworks Photo by Flickr user latteda

Coney Island in New York City, New York

Summer and Coney Island have a long history of providing family fun. Enjoy a day of thrilling amusement park rides and world-famous hotdogs before the big fireworks show. Fireworks light up the sky at 9:30 p.m. every Friday from the end of June through Labor Day. Book one of our New York City hotels during your stay in the Big Apple.

Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls, Ontario

Beginning in early May, Canada’s longest-running fireworks series kicks off with a bang. Visitors will enjoy the beautiful gardens and Zimmerman Fountain at Queen Victoria Park during this free show. Eighty-one amazing Falls Fireworks displays will color the skies over Niagara Falls, providing a truly mesmerizing experience. The perfectly positioned Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Niagara Falls and the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Buffalo South I-90 will put you right near all the action.

Niagara Falls fireworks Photo by Flickr user TranceMist

Summer fireworks are a tradition that should never be missed! Add a new, scenic backdrop to your pyrotechnics this year. Grab your friends or loved ones and a picnic blanket for a truly unique trip this summer when you plan a trip to one of these exciting destinations that really know how to put on a show.