Saturday, July 5, 2014

San Diego 2014 Fireworks Light Up the Sky

Fourth of July in San Diego was a smashing success drawing hundreds of thousands of people downtown. It was the first time I attended the San Diego fireworks from Seaport Village and was astounded by the large firework displays that shot through the air from the multiple directions throughout the bay. Together they reflected off of the water and made a canvas of red, white, green, and blue. The loud booms echoed off of the buildings and shook cars in the parking lot.

With San Diego’s military history it has been ranked by as one of America’s most patriotic cities (1). People spent their day on tours, with family or friends, and enjoying the fireworks on the water. With its deep military roots people just seem to be a little more enthusiastic about their beliefs here. 

Great viewing locations were Coronado Ferry Landing, Seaport Village, Harbor Island and Shelter Island. Of course it difficult to beat being on a high rise or in the water sitting on a boat. Most visitors did well on the grassy knolls where they spread their blankets.  Special sound tracks were played from 105.7 to keep the patriotic theme alive (2).

There was almost no parking in the area and public transportation was full. The trolley line was packed with people but this is the nature of trying to get hundreds of thousands of people into the downtown area for a few short hours. The restaurants and bars are likely to have experienced high sales volume. San Diego fireworks are awesome and worth at least one trip even though you need to make your way through the crowd. 

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