If you’re ready to brave the Potomac at night, Georgetown’s Key Bridge Boathouse and Thompson Boat Center are leading guided paddles to one of the best July 4th fireworks views in DC. Staggered time slots are available, with canoes, and single and double kayaks for rent.
If you’re looking for a more historic boat experience, book a Georgetown Heritage C&O Canal boat tour. The groundbreaking for the Canal took place on July 4 in 1828, so in addition to celebrating the birth of our nation, you can celebrate the 195th birthday of the C&O Canal! Learn about the culture and technology of this waterway over the centuries, and the important role it played in America’s (relatively) early history.