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5 Ideas for Your Shores’ 4th of July Celebration

4th of July Picnic

4th of July Picnic

Fire up the barbecues, grab some sparklers and get ready for some major fireworks, because summer’s biggest holiday is just around the corner. Saturday, July 4th marks 239 years since our plucky forefathers signed the Declaration of Independence and that’s definitely cause for celebration! Sure, there’s a ton of Independence Day happenings going on all around L.A., but when you live at Shores, you know there’s zero need to venture out into the traffic and crowds of the city. Nope, we have the best celebration options either right here at home, or just steps away. 

Take a look at some of the best options for a fabulous Shores-style 4th of July.

1) Get a Rooftop View of the Fireworks Display

Marina del Rey is putting on one heck of a fireworks show for the 4th, and Burton Chace Park will definitely be filled to the gills with spectators. You, on the other hand, can chill out on Shores’ Sky Terrace and watch the lights fill up the sky without the hassle of venturing out. The fireworks start at 9 pm, so head up to the Sky Terrace early to grab a comfy spot to enjoy the show. If you’re craving the crowds, you can go to Burton Chace Park or Fisherman’s Village to catch the display, and still enjoy the perks of Shores’ primo location — just walk across to Mother’s Beach and hop on the MDR Water Bus for a $1 (it runs until Midnight!).

2) Relax Poolside

Shores happens to have a pretty spectacular pool, so invite a friend over and spend the day chilling by the pool, taking in the gorgeous harbor views, and soaking up the MDR sunshine. You’ll make our forefathers proud with your superior leisure capabilities!

3) Keep the 4th of July Picnic Tradition Going Strong

You know that beautiful two-acre park we have here at Shores? It’s custom made for a 4th of July picnic. Get together with a few neighbors, grab a Frisbee, pack a picnic and pick your spot! This is the quintessential 4th of July celebration— and it never loses its charm.

4) Be the Host with the Most

Great apartment for mingling, excellent kitchen for cooking, nice views for gazing — yep, your Shores apartment would definitely be a lovely setting for a pre-fireworks 4th of July soirée. Invite a few friends by for some all-American hors d’oeuvres, a signature cocktail (like the Svedka Vodka/Watermelon Schnapps “Born Free” cocktail here) and lots of red, white, and blue décor. 

5) Head Out for a “Stars & Stripes Brunch Cruise”

If you’re looking for something different this 4th of July, reserve a spot on one of Hornblower’s cruises. This year, they’re offering three options: a Stars & Stripes Champagne Brunch Cruise, a Fireworks Dinner Cruise, or a Fireworks Observation Cruise. Totally fun options that never ever get old. And if you’re fretting about parking, don’t worry. You can leave your car at home at Shores, walk to Mother’s Beach and just take the Waterbus to Fisherman’s Village. Easy peazy.

What are your plans for the 4th? Let us know if you’ll be celebrating at Shores!