Three ways to celebrate the Fourth on San Diego’s waterfront


With Independence Day less than a week away, now’s the time to plan a Fourth you won’t soon forget. And among the most happening hot spots in San Diego is downtown’s Manchester Grand Hyatt, where there’s not just one, but three exciting ways to celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So if you’ve yet to finalize your plans for the Fourth, here are a trio of incredible options all in one iconic spot.

Top of the Hyatt

Talk about over-the-top entertainment! Make a reservation at this elevated establishment to enjoy unmatched views of the Big Bay Boom from 40 stories above sea level. Top of the Hyatt’s floor-to-ceiling windows ensure you won’t miss a single sparkle of the evening’s sunlit bay or the night’s eye-popping pyrotechnics. But it’s not just about scenery on this patriotic evening. Your front row seat to the fireworks also includes unlimited beer, wine, Champagne and top-shelf drinks from the bar, plus an all-you-can-eat BBQ-themed feast during the dinner buffet. This 21-and-up affair takes place from 6 to 10 p.m., and those who arrive early can score free event parking in Grand Hyatt’s garage. Select a premium window seat for dramatic bay views or optionally upgrade to a VIP reservation, so you — and up to seven friends — can enjoy an exclusive viewing area directly facing the Bay. Seating is limited, so don’t wait to secure your table.

Sally’s Fish House & Bar

If you’re in the mood to pair seafood with your Fourth of July festivities, secure an exclusive seat along the bay front boardwalk at Sally’s Fish House & Bar on the Grand Hyatt’s ground floor. From the front patio of this vibrant venue, fireworks will fly over your head as you and up to four friends kick back on couches and indulge in locally sourced seafood, craft cocktails and some of California’s finest wines. Private seating begins at 7 p.m., and since the one of the West Coast’s largest fireworks show doesn’t start till 9 p.m., you’ll have plenty of time to sample Sally’s signature dishes, including crab cakes, diver scallops and chili-marinated Alaskan halibut.

The Grand Hyatt San Diego

Interested in a more intimate Independence evening? Transform an epic Fourth into an amazing fifth with an overnight stay at one San Diego’s highest-rated hotels. Reserve a room at the Grand Hyatt San Diego now and you’ll be able to feast your eyes on the fireworks right from your own room. Billed as the tallest waterfront resort along the entirety of the West Coast, the unobstructed bay views here are a beauty to behold on any day of the year. But the Fourth isn’t just any day, and the Grand Hyatt isn’t just any hotel. Bask in the comforts of the resort’s premium amenities, or take a dip in either of the two rooftop pools.

So what are you waiting for? The Fourth is only a few days away! Take the liberty to make a reservation at the Manchester Grand Hyatt now before it’s too late.

Manchester Grand Hyatt
1 Market Pl., downtown