It’s time for that great American holiday, the 4th of July. Americans from coast to coast will celebrate in traditional and not so traditional ways but that’s what makes us Americans. We are free to celebrate as we wish. Some people traditionally raise the American flag (simply look for a flag pole for sale) outside their homes to represent how proud they are to be American, and others throw huge parties to celebrate. Each to their own, it’s a day worth celebrating in whatever way you wish.

The Entertainment and food capital, Las Vegas has many fun and interesting ways to celebrate our special day, including the ever prevalent casinos (try your hand at casino games online at before attempting the real thing!) Here are 10 fun and tasty ways to celebrate with a view of the evening’s festivities.

GIADA at the Cromwell Boutique Hotel

GIADA at the Cromwell Boutique Hotel

GIADA at the Cromwell Boutique Hotel

Food Network sweetheart Giada De Laurentiis namesake restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate with a view from ground zero right in the middle of the strip. This has to be our top pick simply because the cuisine and her bright, airy, brand new restaurant has the perfect combination to celebrate with a view that is one of a kind.

Comme Ca at the Cosmopolitan Resort.

Chef Brain Howard is one of the most creative young Chefs in Las Vegas. Comme Ca is a great way to enjoy mouthwatering cuisine while you enjoy a bird’s eye view of the strip from their patio.

Buddy Vs at the Palazzo Resort

The Cake Boss and his restaurant Buddy Vs is a great choice for family and provides an excellent view of the strip for the fireworks while you dine on his Italian family fare. For a special treat, his Carlo’s bakery is right outside and is sure to add some sweetness to the evening.

B&B Burger and Beer at the Palazzo Resort

We have said it before, how can you beat the dynamic duo of Iron Chef Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich? Enjoy a deliciously decadent burger, a cold craft draft beer, take a seat on their strip side patio and enjoy the show!

Mandalay Beach at the Mandalay Bay Resort

Yes, there is a beach in Las Vegas! July 4th is the perfect day to celebrate at the beach with live music and of course fireworks. Catch a wave and enjoy.

Lake Las Vegas off the strip

When you visit Lake Las Vegas is hard to remember you are in Las Vegas. Pristine lakes and quant Montelago village has something for everyone. On July 4th enjoy a classic car show, live Jazz, great food and an unbeatable view of the fireworks from all over the Las Vegas Valley.

New York, New York Resort

How patriotic can you be than to celebrate here? For the craft beer lovers this is the perfect place for you. Their Fourth of July Beer Bash is July 3rd – 5th the event will feature live entertainment, 20 brewers and 50 beers.

Downtown Las Vegas, off the strip

This area of Las Vegas is hopping with creative energy. On July 4th Freemont Street will feature the “American Pie 4th of July” Celebration. A special feature is Janis Joplin’s Original Band Big Brother & The Holding Company on Friday, July 3 and The Grass Roots on Saturday, July 4. The weekend-long event will also showcase a brilliant virtual fireworks show on the Viva Vision canopy.

Las Vegas Traditional Celebration, off the strip

The Star Spangled Spectacular with the Las Vegas Philharmonic takes place on July 4th at the Springs Preserve. A laser-light show will accompany the performance’s finale. Bring a blanket and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Station Casinos, Las Vegas Valley

No matter what part of the Las Vegas valley you are in, there is a Station Casino nearby. Of course, another way to celebrate casino-style if you’re not wanting to go out is with something like But if you are more outdoorsy, you can celebrate Station Casino’s Fourth of July Blast with fireworks shows at Red Rock Resort. Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Boulder Station. Texas Station and Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Aliante Station, Santa Fe Station and Sunset Stations. July 4th is the one day of the year where visiting an actual casino is more fun than playing at an online casino! A nine-minute fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. and will be choreographed to a variety of music paying tribute to America and the fun spirit of Las Vegas and will be simulcast live on local stations.

Wherever you are celebrating, have a safe and happy holiday.