After enjoying a barbecue with family and friends, a picnic in the park, boating, or hiking, it’s fun to watch a spectacular fireworks display.
What are the best July Fourth celebrations in the United States?
I reviewed several dozen lists of top Fourth of July events. Here are the cities that came up most often as the best in the country:
- Washington, D.C.
- New York City
- New Orleans
- Chicago, San Diego, Philadelphia
- Mount Rushmore
- Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard
- San Juan Islands, St. Louis, Mo., Lake Tahoe, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando
- Queen Mary 2, U.S. Virgin Islands, Seattle, Williamsburg, Miami, Austin
See these Web sites for descriptions of the Independence Day celebrations in various cities:
“Top Places to Celebrate July Fourth” – Yahoo! News
“Top 10 Places to Celebrate July 4” – msnbc
“Top 10 Places to Celebrate July 4th” – toptenz
“Fourth of July Travel: Best Places to See Fireworks” – Cheapflights.com
“Top 10 Places to Celebrate Independence Day 4th of July” – Ezine Articles
“Best Places to Watch July 4th Fireworks” – LowFares.com