The 4th of July: from Sea to Shining Sea

Independence Day is not only a patriotic celebration, it’s also a great opportunity to explore the vast corners of the US.

In particular, we’d like to share some coastal destinations – because what’s better than 4th of July fireworks over the water?…Except perhaps a private jet charter to get you there.

Also, PrivateFly is offering exclusive fixed-price flights from coast to coast this summer on the Challenger 300 – so while we will highlight single destinations along the East & West coasts, you could even attempt to see both in one day!

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1) San Francisco

San Francisco launches twin sets of fireworks for the Fourth; one from the Aquatic Pier off Ghirardelli Square, and one from Pier 39 – so if you get a good seat, you’ll be able to have double the fun!

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While San Francisco International Airport is a well-known option, nearby Oakland Airport is often preferred for private jet landings for its lower landing fees.

Fly San Diego to San Francisco from $8,500

Aircraft: KingAir 200
Seats: 7
Flight Time: 1 hr 45 min

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2) New York City

A classic destination for the 4th is of course, the Big Apple; with ample parades, boat celebrations, and epic fireworks over the Hudson, Manhattan is a great option.

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Fly into Teterboro Airport, New York City’s dedicated private jet airport, for easy access to Manhattan. PrivateFly can also arrange helicopter transfers into the city from Teterboro.

Jet from Chicago to New York City from $15,000

Aircraft: Citation XL
Seats: 8
Flight Time: 1 hr 40 min

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3) Newport Beach

A huge fireworks display at Newport Beach’s Dunes Resort is not to be missed; it’s one of the biggest in the region and occurs just after the classic Old Glory Boat Parade.

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Fly into Van Nuys Airport for access to the Los Angeles metro area.

Houston to Los Angeles from $32,000

Aircraft: Gulfstream G200
Seats: 9
Flight Time: 3 hrs 5 min

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4) Boston & Nantucket

Home of the famous Boston Tea Party, why not celebrate Independence Day in one of the most historically rich cities in the US?

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If a nearby beach is more your style, head to Nantucket for a bit of quiet – without compromising on the culture.

Fly from Boston to Nantucket in a flash – from $6,000

Aircraft: Pilatus PC-12
Seats: 8
Flight Time: 40 min

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5) Long Beach, Washington

This beach in Washington is a whopping 28 miles long – so don’t worry about not finding a spot to watch the fireworks later!

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There’s plenty of activities in the area, and a small private jet airport nearby to make your trek as easy as possible.

Fly into Astoria Regional Airport for quick access to the celebrations.

Phoenix – Long Beach from $21,500

Aircraft: Learjet 60
Seat: 7
Flight Time: 2 hrs 30 min

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6) St Augustine

This historic Florida town is quaint and perfect for a low-key celebration; catch fireworks over the historic bayfront and be sure not to miss the live music!


Fly into Northeast Florida Regional Airport for a quick transfer to St Augustine.

Nashville to St Augustine from $15,000

Aircraft: Hawker 800XP
Seats: 8
Flight Time: 1 hr 30 min

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7) Montauk

Just north of the Hamptons, Montauk is a chic little sister to the popular summer destination. From parades to yachting to country club libations, there’s plenty of joy to go around.

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East Hampton Airport is the most convenient option for visitors to Montauk.

Jet from Atlanta to Montauk from $15,600

Aircraft: Citation V
Seats: 7
Flight Time: 2 hrs 15 min

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