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5 Hot Spots for a Festive Fourth

Celebrate with a bang at these top venues for an unforgettable Independence Day. 

5 Hot Spots for a Festive Fourth Around Atlanta

Celebrate the holiday with a bang at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee.

1. All American
Barnsley Resort’s annual Fourth of July weekend is packed with fun for the whole family from live entertainment to Beer Garden barbecues and, of course, fireworks. Arbor cottages from $674 for holiday weekend

2. Garden Variety
Get ready for a patriotic weekend at the Callaway Gardens’ annual July 4th Star Spangled Beach Party at Robin Lake with live music from the Swingin’ Medallions, delicious food and drinks and the Fireworks Extravaganza show. Mountain Creek Inn packages from $209

3. Patriotic Paradise
An entire weekend packed with patriotic fun means Sea Island for ice cream sundaes, the Firecracker 5K and a Fourth of July parade complete with fireworks at the Beach Club. Rooms at The Cloister from $750 per night

4. Cheers for Beers
Delve into the patriotic weekend festivities at the Georgia Aquarium’s Red, White and Brew festival with unlimited beers, bites and beats. $65 for nonmembers

5. Have a Blast
The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee’s annual Independence Day celebration makes a big splash this year with a live performance from Yacht Rock Revue on Saturday night and lakeside fireworks on Sunday. Rooms from $429 per night