Where to Go for the 4th of July


Independence Day is just a few weeks away and if you’re sick of heading to your local town park to watch the fireworks, make a trip to one of these great cities for a celebration to remember:

Boston, Massachusetts

Bostonians love to celebrate their independence from Great Britain, and they do so with a celebration that draws half a million people to the area every year. Each 4th of July, youll see fireworks over the Charles River, complete with a free Boston Pops orchestra concert outside.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is full of history, which is what makes it a great place to celebrate the 4th of July. You can enjoy a day-long party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, followed by the “largest free concert in America” (with plenty of artists) and a grand fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Washington D.C.

Who wouldn’t want to spend Independence Day at the nation’s capital? Start your “Capitol Fourth” with a parade down the National Mall that features floats, marching bands, military units, and more. Then, enjoy a free performance by the National Symphony Orchestra, followed by fireworks over the National Monument.

New York, New York

Each year in New York City, Macy’s puts on a spectacular fireworks show over the Hudson River (they launch over 40,000 fireworks shells), and you can find many unique ways to watch it. Take a dinner buffet cruise right past the Statue of Liberty or head to a rooftop bar for a great view of the city.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Gatlinburg is known for their famous 4th of July parade, which actually kicks off at midnight (making it the first Independence Day parade in the country every year). The parade has been a tradition since 1976 and is followed by a day of celebration and fireworks over downtown Gatlinburg.

St. Louis, Missouri

If you love fireworks, St. Louis is the place to go. The city celebrates the 4th of July (known as “America’s biggest birthday party”) with three days of fireworks and activities. You’ll find concerts, air shows, world record attempts, military salutes and more.

San Diego, California

For Americans who love to celebrate the pride of 4th of July, head to San Diego. You’ll find people out celebrating from dusk until dawn, including some that even camp out right on the beach. With several fireworks displays, a parade, and crafts, you can find something to do for the whole family.

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