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Here’s How Many People Flocked to San Diego Beaches for the Fourth of July

More than 1 million people flocked to San Diego Beaches over the long Fourth of July weekend to celebrate Independence Day in true America’s Finest City style.

According to NBC San Diego, the combined total beach-goer population this past weekend reached more than 1 million between Thursday, July 4 and Sunday, July 7. Here’s how each day broke down:

  • July 4: 385,000
  • July 5: 250,000
  • July 6: 275,000
  • July 7: 215,000

The data comes from the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s Lifeguard Division, which also reported that there were more than 830 water rescues across San Diego beaches over the holiday weekend.

Much of San Diego County were under heat advisories or watches this past weekend, so the high population at the beach makes sense. In fact, parking lots at Fiesta Island — home to Fiesta Island Dog Park — reached full capacity by noon on July 4.

While many people were able to see fireworks during the Fourth of July in San Diego, other neighborhoods opted for a less intrusive solution. In La Jolla, for example, local officials swapped out fireworks for an impressive drone light show.

San Diego is a pretty good place to spend the Fourth of July, in our opinions. However, the holiday is also famous locally for a pretty spectacular Fourth of July fireworks fail.

If you missed spending Independence Day in America’s Finest City, there is still plenty of sunshine to go around this summer. With that in mind, check out our guide to planning the ultimate San Diego vacation.

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