Commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, Independence Day is one of the most important holidays in the US. Associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, family reunions and other social events, the Fourth of July is celebrated all over the states and everyone seems to celebrate it differently. Sure, most of them have a staple firework display of some sort but some of these places can throw massive 4th of July celebrations that can include some pretty awesome things (beer gardens anyone?)! With all these incredible events taking place in our own backyard it’s almost sinful to not plan to visit at least some of them. On this list, we’ll help you decide which 4th of July celebrations are worth your time (and your money). These are the 25 Best Places To Celebrate An Awesome Fourth Of July.
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Let us start out with the city where it all began. In Philly, the Fourth of July festivities run all day and night, including a parade through the city center and a concert on the Parkway. The city’s firework display is held over the iconic Philadelphia Museum of Art that was featured in the famous Rocky movie. While in the “City of Brotherly Love,” you can stay in the Hotel Monaco Philadelphia or the Rittenhouse Hotel that rank among the most popular ones.
San Diego, California
The 8th largest city in the US, San Diego is famous for its strong patriotism, which makes Independence Day celebrations even more intense and enjoyable. If you get tired of the festive hustle and bustle of this Californian metropolis, you can always head out to one of local tranquil beaches. A popular holiday spot for both domestic and international visitors, the city boasts numerous great hotels such as Fairmont Grand Del Mar and the Pacific Terrace Hotel.
The larger of the Twin Cities, Minnesota is another great destination for your Fourth of July holiday. Watch the city´s magnificent fireworks from the Stone Arch Bridge or the Gold Medal Park, enjoy one of many concerts and participate in a sport tournament. As the city is a major cultural center of the area, it offers a variety of hotels for its visitors. Hampton Inn & Suites, The Commons Hotel and the Marquette are among the most frequented ones.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Known as Sin City, Las Vegas is famous for year-round glitz and glamour. However, on the Fourth of July, the atmosphere is even more captivating. Spectacular firework displays, renowned pool club parties, sunny weather and world-class DJs will make your Independence Day holiday an unforgettable experience. As Las Vegas is more popular during other holidays, you should have an easy time getting a good deal on a hotel. Try Mandarin Oriental or Wynn Las Vegas.
Home to the world´s busiest airport, Atlanta is a place where the Fourth is anything but boring. Offering a wide range of traditional activities through which visitors and residents alike can celebrate the nation’s birthday, the city hosts concerts, public barbecues, fireworks and other festive attractions. Out of hundreds of hotels found in the city, the Four Seasons Hotel, The St. Regis Atlanta and The Ritz-Carlton have the best reviews.