The all-American holiday of Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is right around the corner! And you know what that means…this holiday weekend will be filled with a whole lot of traditional celebrations, including parades, fireworks, barbecues, picnics, baseball games and family reunions.

And while there are plenty of public activities to commemorate this special day, some prefer to keep the festivities close to home with the company of family and friends.

These luxurious California properties are all about celebrating American pride in the comfort of home.

Best Properties for Watching Fireworks

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How does watching fireworks fall onto the San Francisco Bay while also staring out into the bright lights of the city sound for a Fourth of July celebration? This San Francisco home provides just that and more. So bring out the late-snack snacks, get comfy, and relish in the pops of color that this holiday brings.

Rustic

For all those East Bay lovers out there, this spectacular Orinda estate offers views like no other. Stand or sit on the upper deck where you’ll have a front row seat to the rolling East Bay hills and the fireworks that decorate the night sky.

Ocean

There’s nothing like stepping out into an enormous patio and being right in front of the Pacific Ocean. This Playa del Rey home provides the ultimate coastal view where the sight of fireworks falling into the ocean will be the icing on the cake for your Fourth of July celebrations.

Best Properties for Backyard Grilling

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Get your apron, mitts, and barbecue fixins’ ready for some heavy grilling! This luxurious San Francisco estate’s backyard is the epitome of San Francisco outdoor living – unique, quirky, and unexpected. The backyard’s location provides easy access to the kitchen – perfect for serving and bringing items in and out.

Singing Hills

An outdoor kitchen with a state of the art grill. What more can you ask for? Enjoy the lush green gardens surrounding this Mediterranean style North Bay home while also having the entire kitchen right at your disposal.

Country

This gorgeous Spanish Hacienda may be exotic in design, but its backyard is all about the all-American lifestyle. The grassy lawn, turquoise pool and large space make it the perfect place to cook up those delicious baby back ribs you’ve been so desperately craving.

Best Properties for Holiday Festivities

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Hosting a party at home will be a joy at this 80-acre vineyard estate. With six bedrooms, an indoor pool, a wine cave, the coolest car garage in town and a 1950’s diner, staying at home may seem like your best idea yet.

Toyon

Party it up in this entirely rebuilt Sausalito residence that provides your guests with wonderful views of Sausalito Bay, Belvedere and Tiburon as they eat, drink and dance the night away. The home’s open floor plan design is perfect for entertaining and having a great time.

Monarch

Beach living never looked so good. And with a contemporary modern look, an open floor plan, great views and expansive outdoor space, this coastal home is ideal for celebrating Independence Day in a big way.

What’s your favorite part about celebrating Fourth of July at home? Let us know in the comments below.