It’s easy to be patriotic in Charleston. Our city is steeped in history, and we’re always ready to celebrate. We’ve gathered our ideas on the best places to watch fireworks and celebrate our nation’s independence this summer.
1. Fourth of July Blast at Patriot’s Point – Patriot’s Point has become Charleston’s destination for viewing fireworks on Independence Day. Enjoy views of the Holy City across the Cooper River aboard one of the nation’s most historic war ships, the USS Yorktown.
2. The Sizzling Southern Celebration at Circa 1886 – Celebrate underneath stately live oak trees with cold libations, live music, and lawn games. For dinner, you’ll move into the dining room at Circa 1886 as you feast on a grill-inspired menu. As the sun sets, head up to the cupola of the Wentworth Mansion with a glass of Champagne to experience a bird’s-eye view of Charleston’s many fireworks shows.
3. Charleston RiverDogs Game – What’s more American than baseball on the Fourth of July? Join the Charleston RiverDogs for a night of full of baseball, beer, and hotdogs. Root for the home team, look out over the Ashley River, and watch a spectacular fireworks show from your seat at the Mayor Joe Riley Stadium.
4. Waterfront Park – From the Waterfront Park you’ll enjoy expansive views of the Charleston Harbor and the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. Pack up the whole family and head to the Charleston’s most popular park. Take a blanket or grab a park bench to view the fireworks over the 1,000 feet of coastline.
Come celebrate this 4th of July Weekend at Charleston’s most historic bed and breakfast, the John Rutledge House Inn. Our Fireworks and Family Fun Weekend Package provides three nights with everything necessary to celebrate a family friendly Independence Day. Visit us, or call 1-800-476-9741 for more information.