Best Hotels for July 4th Fireworks
Hyatt Regency, Austin
Ask For: Ladybird
Symphony Orchestra and the Texas National Guard will perform the “1812
Overture” on the night of the Fourth—replete with cool cannon solo—on the
shores of Ladybird Lake, on the southern edge of downtown. Not many hotels
overlook the water, but the Hyatt Regency Austin does—at least from most of its
north-facing rooms. If you’re oriented to the south, the hotel’s waterfront,
patio-level bar still offers a primo perspective (and it’s even better for
kicking back and looking skyward).
Bonus View: Located near downtown’s Congress Avenue bridge, the Hyatt lets you catch a sneak-peek at Austin’s signature show in
the sky: the breathtaking (or freakish) ascent of about 1.5 million Mexican
bats, which flap away from the bridge each dusk from March until November.