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How to Celebrate the 4th of July Florida Style

The 4th of July in the Sunshine State takes on a whole new meaning aside from the usual backyard barbecues and neighborhood fireworks. Instead of the traditional Independence Day, mix it up by participating in the best summer activates that Central Florida has to offer!

From easy access to the coastline to excellent entertainment options, you’ll find that Florida has the most festive and exciting options available for a truly memorable 4th of July holiday. Just read on to discover how to celebrate this year’s America day, Florida style!

Spend the Day Soaking Up Rays

Nothing quite says summer like a day spent at the beach. Central Florida offers top of the line beaches that feature crystal blue water, white sand and plenty of sunshine to go around. Head to the Daytona Beach area to drive your vehicle right on the sand. What’s the biggest benefit to having your car on the beach for 4th of July? Beach barbecues, of course! That’s right, you can have your lunch grilled right outside your car without even having to leave the sand.

Enjoy taking dips in the ocean whenever you need to cool off and don’t forget to pack plenty of beach toys and games! Independence Day is the perfect occasion to get the whole family involved with any number of beach activities. Try a bocce ball tournament, a beach volleyball game, a boogie boarding competition, or even a sand castle building contest! Before you know it, you’ll have the entire family involved. Don’t forget the sunscreen and water!

Indulge in All-American Florida Cuisine

If there’s one thing that most Americans have in common, it is that we love to eat. Independence Day is the perfect holiday to celebrate the amazing food that we have access to and Florida food is just the cherry on top. Indulge in deliciously fresh seafood, sweet & juicy watermelon, and classic corn on the cob. You can even grill up the ladder right there on the beach!

Top your all-American celebration off with some freshly squeezed lemonade for the most refreshing twist of the day. If you really want to treat yourself to a classic Florida meal, head to Down the Hatch located along the same docking location as the Manatee Cruise boat. They have the best fish sandwich in the area and your family will love the fun and inviting atmosphere!

Round Out Your Day with Some Excitement

Top of your fun-filled day with an exciting trip to the Main Street Pier in Daytona Beach. Here, you and your family can enjoy a top of the line fireworks show to round out your memorable holiday. Watch as the bright and vivid colors explode in the sky and cheer for the red, white and blue!  

Independence Day is a time to celebrate our freedom and love for our country. What better way to honor it than to go on a wildlife excursion and gain a renewed appreciation for Florida nature. Gather the family for a two-hour tour aboard The Manatee, so everyone can truly appreciate personal encounters with native wildlife and vegetation. Have the opportunity to spot dolphin, manatee, sea turtles, seabirds and more!

Best of all, our cruises are comfortable for everyone as they include a sundeck and on-board restrooms. The entire family can sit back, relax and enjoy a nature-filled cruise on the water. Contact us today to book a 4th of July holiday event that everyone in the family will be talking about for years to come.