Best Hotels for July 4th Fireworks
Disneyland Hotel, Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Ask For: Rooms facing Disneyland.
happiest place on earth? Could be a hotel room balcony inside Disneyland on a
holiday weekend. The park’s Independence Day fireworks promise to dwarf—and we
don’t mean Doc or Dopey—the nightly Magical Fireworks display that goes on
during the rest of the summer. Ask for a park-facing room at the Disneyland
Hotel or the Paradise Pier Hotel. (Hint: rooms on the fourth floor and above
offer the clearest sightlines.) Some rooms at the plush, Craftsman-style Grand
Californian put the fireworks well in sight, too, especially if you stay on the
concierge level, which has a view-friendly lounge. For a soundtrack, tune into
the hotels’ fireworks-music channel.
Bonus Views: During the day, you can see the iconic,
steel-mountain Matterhorn ride—use binoculars and you might see Mickey or Goofy
scaling it—but the best visuals transpire on any summer or weekend night, when
you get the over-the-top Magical fireworks at 9:20 pm.