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Who wouldn't want to see a July 4 fireworks show on a Gulf Coast beach?

Independence Day is an important holiday along the Gulf Coast, and if you're the type that likes grandiose fireworks shows and historic reenactments, then spending a vacation in this region of Alabama is a brilliant idea. Travelers young and old can all enjoy the patriotic festivities here.

Celebrate the Fourth with the Gulf Coast's finest

If there's one thing that Gulf Coast natives know how to do, it's ringing in the Fourth of July with bells and whistles. Visitors start early to reserve the best Gulf Shores rentals along the coast, because everyone wants the greatest view of the Independence Day fireworks that explode from every which way along the Gulf horizon. Whether you're young or old, celebrating the fourth in true patriotic fashion is a must, so pack up your things this July and get ready to be Alabama beach bound.

Not sure where to celebrate along the Gulf Coast? Luckily, each section of the shoreline is buzzing with festivities this time of year. Here's the 411 on the most exciting spots to spend your trip:

Orange Beach

Who wouldn't want to see a July 4 fireworks show on a Gulf Coast beach?Each year, Orange Beach throws a big bash for vacationers in Orange Beach condos and surrounding resort areas, with two nights of fireworks, games for the kids and live music performances all holiday long. Much of the festivities happen right along the Intracoastal Waterway at The Wharf, which is a short drive from many of the finest Orange Beach rentals around. If you're wondering what types of musicians come out for this celebratory weekend performances include legendary Beatles member Ringo Starr and popular country band Alabama. Aside from the entertaining music concerts, Ferris wheel fun, shopping opportunities and spectacular restaurants will close out your 4th of July holiday perfectly.

Gulf Shores

One of the most popular spots in the area to watch fireworks, Gulf Shores has plenty of beautiful white sand beaches for couples, families and groups of friends to gather and watch the fireworks under the clear southern sky. The coastal city puts on a killer fireworks show each year, typically setting the first ones off around 9 p.m. on the night of the fourth from the Gulf State Park Pier near the Gulf Shores public beach. However, you don't have to be right under the fiery light show to catch the action - all along the beach, you'll have a prime viewing location of this spellbinding show.

Fort Morgan 

Independence Day is of course a holiday rich with history, so why not celebrate it by spending your holiday at one of Alabama's most historic regions? Fort Morgan bursts with life during this holiday, with volunteers playing the part of various historic figures from Fort Morgan and offering guided tours to those interested. The old-time cannons come alive too, as they are fired off in celebration of America's birthday.

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Looking to soak up some history as well as some sun while vacationing in the Gulf Shores region? Fort Morgan is a family-friendly destination that is steeped in military and U.S. history. Best of all, the grounds are located minutes from your Fort Morgan vacation rental.

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