The beauty of living on the San Diego coast is being able to camp out and watch several Fourth of July firework displays at once, but others like to get out and seek new adventures! Whether you pack a picnic and claim your turf, hang out at your favorite hot spot for the show, or hang at home, you likely know that San Diego lights up during this festive occasion. San Diego Beaches and Adventures.comoffers a list of detailed firework display options in San Diego for 2012, as well as several money-saving opportunities to take advantage of over the summer and all year long!
Some displays many are anticipating are: the Big Bay Boom, Camp Pendleton Beach Bash, Del Mar San Diego County Fair Display, El Cajon July 4th San Diego Fireworks and Celebration, Coronado July 4th Celebration!
We love watching a variety of displays from the hills of Carlsbad and in anticipation the kids decorate their bikes and ride around our street! Do you have a tradition?
Maggie Unzueta, founder of Mama Maggies Kitchen.com shared, “I’m the Queen of Coronado! I usually have a BBQ and invite everyone. It’s an open door since there are so many activities here. We start with the parade, then we hang out in front of my place and people come and go. Some of my guests will go to the Ferry Landing and listen to music. Other will go to Spreckels Park and see art or walk around Orange Ave. One year, my friends ferried across with their bikes and avoided all the traffic. Very smart! The big finale is the firework show over the bay and San Diego skyline. We all end up at my place for leftover pie while the traffic dies down. Love the 4th of July.”
Michelle Sybert, known as Muffin Tin Mom has a lovely tradition: “We buy the multi-colored glow sticks from the dollar store and give them out to the kids just when it gets dark. We go to Brengle Terrace Park every year for the fireworks show in Vista. We bring a wagon to cart all of the food and stuff to and from the park.”
Joann Woolley, the San Diego mama behind Sign4Baby: “When the kids were itty bitty and we really wanted to see fireworks we went to the airport cell phone lot – super easy to get out of and we were not into all the hoopla of setting up a blanket/picnic etc… Now the last 2 years and I hope it is going on again this year is the Rockola concert at the Big Bay Boom – jumpy houses and popcorn for kids – a great family affair!”
What is your plan?