Club Quarters Hotels are looking forward to celebrating July 4th festivities with you in our domestic destination cities! Please join us for what promises to be a memorable July 4th weekend across the country.
If you’re headed to the Big Apple for Independence Day weekend, you won’t want to miss Macy’s annual fireworks on the East River, not to mention all the other noteworthy things to do in New York City this 4th of July.
This year’s 4th of July fireworks display in New York City will be a sensorial spectacular that features patriotic music performed by The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus as well as the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, with the fireworks orchestration by Ray Chew of American Idol and Dancing With the Stars. Expect innovative fireworks, including whistling jellyfish, little snakes, blinking smiling faces, swimming chrysanthemums and other awe-inspiring shapes exploding against the night sky. Macy’s recommends elevated viewing sites along both banks of the East River, where the fireworks will launch from five barges moored in the Midtown Manhattan area. The Jewel, Club Quarters Times Square and Club Quarters Grand Central are closest to the exhibit (even walkable if you’re up for a half-hour jaunt), but the CQ Hotel at the World Trade Center is only a fifteen-minute car ride or a half-hour train ride to viewing points along the western bank. The show starts at 9:25 p.m. and continues for 25 minutes.
If you’d rather avoid the crowds, New York City offers some of the best rooftops for 4th of July fireworks viewing. Call ahead to make reservations for these popular rooftop venues. Of course, several of our NYC hotels boast rooftop lounges for post-fireworks cocktails and late-night star gazing. Book a stay at The Jewel, Club Quarters WTC or Club Quarters Grand Central to enjoy NYC skylines during your visit.
Enjoy a front-row seat to the July 4th New York City fireworks display on this four-hour cruise that features a live DJ, an open bar, dinner and dancing. The 21-and-up venue is closest to our CQ Hotel at the World Trade Center (about a 15-minute cab or car ride), but it’s easily accessible from our Midtown Manhattan hotels via multiple transportation options. The Liberty Belle departs from Pier 36 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $290 per person, with VIP seating available for two at $2,000. Several other July 4th cruises are available in NYC.
For a small-town Independence Day celebration, The Travis Parade on Staten Island is just the ticket. The parade starts at 12:30 p.m. and includes marching bands and floats. The triangular route ends where it begins, at the Showplace Center on 141 East Service Road. Staten Island is about 45 minutes away by cab or car from our hotel near Times Square. Note that all access roads to Travis will close at 11:30 a.m., so plan to arrive early if you go.
Celebrate July 4th in Chicago with a stay at one of our downtown Chicago hotels and enjoy all the Windy City has to offer on this holiday weekend.
Not just for the Fourth of July, this Chicago fireworks exhibit launches from the Navy Pier twice weekly from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekend. On July 4th the Navy Pier show begins at 9:30 p.m. and promises to be nothing short of spectacular. Viewing is free, and because the fireworks explode at a fairly high altitude, they’re visible from many points throughout the city. If you wish to observe them up close at the pier, you’re only a 9-minute cab or car ride from our Central Loop hotel. You can catch other 4th of July fireworks at multiple Chicago area venues.
Baseball tops the list of America’s favorite pastimes, so what better time to take in a game than on 4th of July weekend in Chicago? Catch the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Friday, Saturday or Sunday (July 1st through the 3rd) playing against the Boston Red Sox. Tickets for this family-friendly event start at $42 and may be purchased online. Wrigley Field is 15 minutes by car and 20 minutes by train from our Wacker at Michigan CQ Hotel, and roughly 20 minutes by car or train from our Central Loop hotel.
Enjoy a traditional July 4th celebration at Chicago’s 4th on 53rd Parade & Picnic. This family event is free for all ages and queues up at 10:30 a.m. in the Hyde Park Bank parking lot. At noon it proceeds south on Lake Park, east on 55th Street, north on Hyde Park Boulevard and west on 53rd before reaching its conclusion at Nichols Park. Enjoy the parade, then linger for more picnicking and fun. The parade is a short car or train ride from either of our Chicago hotels.
Enjoy accommodations at the Club Quarters Hotel in Washington, D.C. – just two blocks from the White House – and celebrate July 4th in our nation’s capital.
This year’s Washington, D.C. July 4th parade features a pride-swelling patriotic display of marching bands, fife and drum corps, floats, military units and much more. Festivities begin at 11:45 a.m. proceeding along Constitution Avenue NW from 7th Street NW to 17th Street NW. Reach the parade in about 15 minutes by car or train from our Washington, D.C. hotel.
The July 4th fireworks display in Washington, D.C. is a can’t-miss event to mark the biggest day on the calendar in our nation’s capital. The fireworks launch from both sides of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool starting at 9:00 p.m. Access points include the west side of the Arlington Memorial Bridge, Constitution Avenue between 23rd Street NW and Henry Bacon Drive NW, and 17th Street NW at the WWII Memorial. Access the Arlington Memorial Bridge entry point from the CQ Hotel in Washington in about 25 minutes by train, or a half-hour on foot if you’re up for a little sightseeing along the way.
This annual July 4th concert event is mounted on the west lawn of the Capitol and features military bands, classical music orchestra, and celebrity pop artists, followed by the fireworks display. Arrive when the gates open around 3:00 p.m., bring sunscreen and a comfortable chair, expect tight security and avoid driving there if possible. Insider Tip: Try to catch the dress rehearsal (and smaller crowds) the night before, and then make the fireworks on the National Mall your main focus on the night of the fourth. Catch the live broadcast on PBS at 8:00 p.m. on July 4th.
Most of the museums at the Smithsonian are at long last open again to welcome visitors. Admission is free at many museums, but timed-entry passes are required at some. Be advised July 4th is a busy day in Washington, D.C., and plan accordingly. The Smithsonian is about a 15-minute cab or car ride from the CQ Hotel in DC.
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Expect oversized Independence Day celebrations in Houston! July 4th in Houston includes fireworks, a family-friendly parade in the nearby city of Bellaire and other larger-than-life festivities.
Houston’s signature July 4th event returns in its full-blown glory in 2022 after a “reimagined” celebration for the past two years. Sponsored by Shell, Freedom over Texas includes a series of live musical performances by country, rap and pop artists plus a host of family-friendly events. This year’s lineup includes Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws, Walker County, Blanco Brown, Sawyer Brown and headliner Clay Walker. The entertainment unfolds at Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks along Allen Parkway on July 4th from 4:00 until 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for kids age five and under. Our downtown Houston hotel is conveniently located near this Independence Day celebration via a 3-minute car ride, a 15-minute rail ride or a 13-minute stroll.
Houston pulls out all the stops in the Independence Day Fireworks at CITYCENTRE. The festivities begin at 7:00 p.m. and wrap up around 11:00 p.m., with the fireworks display at 9:30. Enjoy dining at area restaurants and live country and pop music performances. This is a free event, but parking is $10 in all CITYCENTRE garages. Because large crowds are expected, carpooling is encouraged. CITYCENTRE is about a 20-minute drive from our CQ Hotel in Houston.
The nearby city of Bellaire is only a short drive from Houston and plays host to the Celebration of Independence Parade. This traditional July 4th parade gets underway at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a new route this year, starting at South Rice Avenue and Valerie Street. The Children’s Bike Parade begins at South Rice Avenue and Evergreen Street, and both parades conclude at South Rice Avenue and Linden Street. The festival begins immediately after the parade (around 10:00 a.m.) and includes food, live music and other activities on the Great Lawn and in Loftin Park. Easily reach this July 4th celebration from our Houston hotel by car in about 20 minutes.
Boston celebrates July 4th in a big way — book a stay at Club Quarter’s Faneuil Hall location and enjoy a bounty of patriotic events in Beantown commemorating our nation’s birthday.
This multi-event extravaganza offers something for everyone on the 4th of July in Boston. Harborfest occurs from July 1st through the 4th and includes historical reenactments, live music, parades and a must-see fireworks exhibit on July 2nd at Boston Inner Harbor. The celebrated Boston Pops Orchestra performs on July 4th from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Hatch Memorial Shell in a much-anticipated event that concludes with fireworks set to Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The gates open at 5:00 p.m., and the concert is free to attend. Easily reach the event from CQ Hotel at Faneuil Hall via a 15-minute car ride or a 25-minute rail ride (recommended). NOTE: This year’s dress rehearsal on July 3rd is closed to the public. Other noteworthy Harborfest events include the Downtown Crossing Arts and Crafts Market, Chowderfest and the Parade of Lights.
Enjoy America’s favorite pastime with the entire family on Independence Day in Boston. The Boston Red Sox are set to play the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on July 4th at 1:35 p.m. Tickets start at $58. Our Boston hotel is about 15 minutes away by cab or car, or about a half-hour by train.
The Adirondack III, a comfortable 80-foot pilot schooner, welcomes you aboard to view the turnaround of the U.S.S. Constitution, the oldest naval vessel in the world. This event occurs once each year on July 4th in Boston Harbor. The three-hour sail features views of historic landmarks in the Boston Seaport District and a 21-gun salute exchanged between the U.S.S. Constitution and Castle Island’s Fort Independence. The Adirondack III departs the ferry terminal at 60 Rowes Wharf, where you’ll obtain a boarding pass in exchange for your confirmation information. Drinks are not included in the ticket cost, so bring a credit card with you if you’d like to enjoy a soda, beer or a glass of wine while you sail. Reach this beloved Independence Day celebrations from the CQ Hotel at Faneuil Hall by car in about 7 minutes, or by foot in 10 minutes.
Philadelphia offers an impressive variety of fun-filled Fourth of July weekend events. Visit the CQ Hotel at Rittenhouse Square in the City of Brotherly Love and celebrate America’s birthday.
The Welcome America Festival unfolds in Philadelphia over several days starting on June 19th and concluding on July 4th. Noteworthy Independence Day events include the Welcome America July 4th Concert at 7:00 p.m., featuring Jason Derulo, Ava Max and Tori Kelly, followed by the Fireworks Spectacular at 9:45 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The venue is reachable by car in 8-minutes from the CQ Hotel in Philadelphia or by public transit in about 15 minutes. The Welcome America Festival also offers free admission to various Philadelphia museums on select days.
Philadelphia’s July 4th parade takes place in the city’s historic district, starting at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Expect colorful floats, historical reenactment groups, marching bands and military units in this annual patriotic display. The parade kicks off at 11:00 a.m. from Independence Hall, proceeds around “America’s Most Historic Square Mile” and then wraps up at noon at the corner of Chestnut and North Front Streets. For prime viewing, grab a spot on Market Street between 2nd Street and City Hall. Mass transit gets you there from our Philadelphia hotel in about 10 minutes, but if you’re feeling ambitious, walk there in about a half-hour.
Celebrate July 4th in Philadelphia a day early with the Philly POPs Orchestra. The signature concert event will take place on Sunday, the 3rd at Independence Mall (Block 2). This year’s concert features Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ryan Shaw and will include patriotic standards, favorite pop tunes and more in a performance that continues a 44-year Independence Day tradition in Philadelphia. Arrive at 5:00 p.m. for pre-show festivities, and be sure to bring folding chairs or a blanket. Festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. Walk from our Rittenhouse Square hotel in about a half-hour, or take public transit and arrive in about 15 minutes. The concert is free.
Celebrate July 4th in San Francisco and enjoy accommodations at the CQ Embarcadero location. The City by the Bay boasts inspired offerings for the entire family this 4th of July weekend.
San Francisco launches two fireworks displays on July 4th, synchronized to offer spectacular views from all over the area. One exhibit launches from the end of the Municipal Pier, and the other from barges moored in front of Pier 39. If you wish to view the show close to a point of launch, public transit is strongly encouraged, as much of the San Francisco waterfront is closed for the fireworks. From our San Fran hotel, Municipal Pier is about 45 minutes via public transit and Pier 39 about 25 minutes. The fireworks begin at about 9:30 p.m. and continue for a half-hour, culminating in a spectacular finale. Other places to view the exhibit include Aquatic Park, the Pier 39 Decks (they’ll be crowded and there is no seating), the Pier 39 restaurants (make reservations early), the Cannery, Coit Tower and the hills near the Golden Gate Bridge.
The City and County of San Francisco will host free live music on the Fourth of July at Aquatic Park starting at 6:00 p.m. Pack a picnic and blanket for you and your family, then arrive early to stake your claim to the best spot. Enjoy dinner in the park and hang around for prime fireworks viewing at 9:30 p.m. Please note that alcohol is prohibited in Aquatic Park. Mass transit gets you from our Embarcadero hotel to Aquatic Park in about a half-hour.
The best view of San Francisco fireworks on the 4th of July hands-down is aboard a fireworks cruise. Several companies offer options on July 4th, departing from Pier 43½ in Fisherman’s Wharf. Most cast off about an hour before the show begins and offer beer and wine along with non-alcoholic beverages. Arrive early, as boarding begins a half-hour before departure. The Red and White Fleet and the Blue and Gold Fleet offer 4th of July cruises in San Francisco Bay. Pier 43 is a short 20-minute ride from Club Quarter’s San Francisco hotel via public transit.
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