The Best Places to Celebrate 4th of July

The Fourth of July is where everything and anything started, according to Ron Swanson. What better way to celebrate the most American holiday than with the most American pastimes: barbecuing, drinking and blowing stuff up? To find out the best places to celebrate the United States’ independence and what to do in each place… read on!

Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaLiberty Bell, Philadelphia

Liberty Bell | ©Jeremy Wilburn/Flickr

Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia

Betsy Ross House | ©thisfeministrox/Flickr

Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Independence Hall | Garen M./Flickr

What better way to celebrate American history and America’s birthday than by going to the city where it all began?

  • Visit the Liberty Bell, one of the most important and iconic symbols of American freedom and independence. Once located in the steeple of Independence Hall,  today the Liberty Bell stands in its own museum next to Independence Hall.
  • See where the first American flag is said to have been sewn by Betsy Ross herself.
  • Explore Independence Hall to see where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and adopted.
  • There’s also a storytelling event called Go 4th and Learn where various history stories that focus on Independence Day are told!

Disneyland, Anaheim, CaliforniaDisneyland, Anaheim, California

The Happiest Place on Earth celebrates 4th of July with a special fireworks show!

Washington, D.C.Washington, D.C.

On July 4th, the East Lawn lights up in honor of Capitol Fourth, an annual Independence Day party with the nation’s greatest fireworks show, complete with some of the country’s best performers.

Atlanta, GeorgiaCentennial Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Delicious food, energetic live music, plenty of drink options, and a fireworks show that rivals D.C.’s make Atlanta’s Centennial Park 4th of July celebration one of the country’s best.

Nashville, TennesseeNashville, Tennessee

Every year, Nashville celebrates the 4th of July with a FREE concert! Let Freedom Sing! always boasts the nation’s hottest country singers as well as one of the biggest fireworks show in the U.S.

New York CityNew York City

A fourth of July bucket list isn’t complete without the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show – the United States’ largest one of all! The show is based off the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. Now that you know-head over asap to make sure you get a decent seat!

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