Fourth of July Fun and Fireworks at a Bed and Breakfast Inn

Red, white and blue festivities will be held across the country to celebrate the Fourth of July and honor America. found flags and fireworks in abundance at these bed and breakfast inns that offer fun holiday excursions. 

By Shirley Anitra Swagerty

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, honors America’s birthday and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.  Millions of dollars are forked out each year for flags and fireworks, but you don’t have to break your budget to celebrate patriotic style at these bed and breakfast inns.

Annie Brownell House B&B, Providence, Rhode Island is an elegantly comfortable inn only a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute drive to India Point Park where you can watch the fireworks overlooking the water.

The Inn at Jackson, Jackson, New Hampshire is perfectly located to watch the fireworks from the front lawn amid the Victorian design by New England architect Stanford White.

Bar Harbor Inn, Bar Harbor, Maine boasts numerous local events. Start with the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast, watch the parade, explore the Seafood Festival, experience fireworks and more!

Atlantic Birches Inn, Old Orchard Beach, Maine is the area’s premier family beach resort. Gather for professional fireworks in the square next to the pier for an extensive fourth of July show and fireworks displays every Thursday night through late August.

Overlook Mansion B&B, Reading, Pennsylvania offers a double play at First Energy Stadium with a game played by the Reading Phillies followed by fireworks.

The Parador Inn, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania features total relaxation with porches, a tropical courtyard, water fountain, gecko swing and a beach. The location is conveniently near the convention center, sporting events at Heinz Field and PNC Park for Fourth of July fun.

Baladerry Inn at Gettysburg, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is the ideal choice for an Independence Day getaway in a country setting at the edge of the battlefield in historic Gettysburg.

Mikell's Big House Bed & Breakfast, Asbury Park, New Jersey provides an authentic historic ambiance near Asbury Park Boardwalk and the Shopping District. The Fourth of July Fireworks begin at 9PM on 3rd Avenue Beach.

J.D. Thompson Inn, Tuckerton, New Jersey makes getting away more affordable with a multiple night discount. Fireworks are set off over Pohatcong Lake with festivities held in the center of town.

Atlantic View Inn, Avon By The Sea, New Jersey is located a couple of blocks from where the local fireworks burst over the ocean beginning at dusk on the beach. Colorful displays from three neighboring towns can also be seen from this seaside location.

Batcheller Mansion Inn, Saratoga Springs, New York graces the heart of downtown at Historic Congress Park where you can comfortably sit outside the High Victorian Gothic mansion and watch the fireworks display.

Mountaineer Inn, West Dover, Vermont sits amid resort towns in the gateway to the Green Mountains. Annual Independence Day celebrations include the Wardsboro Parade, a fair at Baker’s Field with a BBQ, live entertainment, games, vendors and fireworks in the evening.

Carole's Bed & Breakfast Inn, San Diego, California is four blocks from the fireworks display in Balboa Park. The inn is also within walking distance to many popular attractions.

Elliott House B&B, Shaver Lake, California boasts an offshore fireworks display on Saturday, July 7 to avoid crowds. The 20-minute show begins at sunset from Honeymoon Island. Long lines of boats line up to travel the lake area and take position.

Evermore Guesthouse, Portland, Oregon is a little more than four miles from the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival held over the Fourth of July weekend. The large fireworks display is choreographed to a music soundtrack.

Snow Queen Lodge, Aspen, Colorado offers a summer special and guests can watch the fireworks over the Aspen Mountains.

Historic Western Hotel Restaurant & Saloon, Ouray, Colorado boasts a direct view of Mt. Abrams. The fireworks are set off over the Million Dollar Highway and resound down the cliff walls.

Somewhere in Time Bed & Breakfast, Huntley, Montana is a Victorian-style house in a quiet country setting. It will put on a fireworks display for guests, friends and family at dusk.

Gooding Hotel Bed & BreakfastGooding, Idaho offers opportunities to explore caves, fossil beds, springs and the Malad Gorge before settling in to enjoy the fireworks in town.

The Atwood House B&B, Lincoln, Nebraska is a gorgeous neoclassical Georgian Revival mansion situated two blocks from the capitol. Numerous fireworks displays will be held in the area.

River Place Inn, Pierre, South Dakota celebrates Independence Day western style by attending a parade, rodeo and fireworks.

Gaines Landing Bed & Breakfast, Branson, Missouri is perfect for patriotic summer fun for everyone with many fireworks displays that are free to the public.

The Orchard Inn, Saluda, North Carolina provides transportation to and from the Fourth of July and Coon Dog Day Festival. This homecoming event features a parade, live music, dog shows, rides, food, crafts and even a square dance.

Westwinds, Key West, Florida offers a special multi-night promotion. Dazzling fireworks are launched from the White Street Pier shortly after sunset on the south side of the island.