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Independence Day: Travel Tips for The Fourth Of July

The Fourth of July only rolls around once a year, so why not celebrate Independence Day by checking out some cheap flights, hotels, or vacation packages? Looking for where to travel for Fourth of July? We've compiled a list of the best places to travel for Fourth of July. Whether you're looking to visit the US capital, chill out in Myrtle Beach, catch the Las Vegas fireworks, or hit the beach in San Diego—we've got the perfect July Fourth deal for you!

Best Destinations to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Every year, just before July 4th, people are shuffling to figure out what to do to celebrate the land of the free and home of the brave. TravelPirates has found that there is a party for everyone, whether you’re looking for a family packed weekend or some fun barbecues and breweries. There’s a celebration to fit everyone’s holiday preferences. Click here if you want to read more about national holidays or about the perfect vacation in the USA.

Myrtle Beach, SC

TravelPirates knows more than anyone that sometimes all you need for a fun 4th of July is a good dose of vitamin sea. Myrtle Beach in South Carolina certainly has no shortage of that. With fireworks up and down the entire shoreline and great barbeque shops to satisfy those 4th of July cravings, Myrtle Beach has it all. There will be activities throughout the entire weekend to help you celebrate the land of the free. Relax on the shore and cheer for your favorite boats. Locals rave about the annual 4th of July cupcake eating contest in Heroes Harbor.

Nashville, TN

What better place to spend the 4th of July than Music City, U.S.A.? Nashville hosts an annual concert celebration for the 4th that is not to be missed! Talk about celebrating on a budget: these concerts are all for free! In previous years, there have been performances by Maddie & Tae, Rayland Baxter, Erin McCarley, Andrew Combs, Ruby Amanfu, and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. Be sure to head over early for good spots. Throughout the weekend there will also be free, family-friendly activities and of course a spectacular firework show on July 4th.

New York City, NY

It doesn’t seem right talking about Independence Day without mentioning America’s most iconic city, New York. The Statue of Liberty screams patriotism and the Macy’s 4th of July firework show screams celebration. The show is positioned along the East River, which gives the public countless areas to watch them from with clear and beautiful views of the magnificent display. The party doesn’t stop there. New York City is a go-big or go-home type of place and the 4th of July celebration definitely goes big! The New York Fire Department joins in on the fun and puts on a red, white and blue water show, shooting water 300 feet above the river. The party doesn’t end there. During the show, there are musical performances that synchronize with the sound of the bursting fireworks in the sky. Here you can find all tips and cheap deals for city trips to New York City.

Boulder, CO

What’s more American than beer and football? Celebrate the fourth in the beautiful city of Boulder, CO. Every fourth of July, crowds gather at the University of Colorado’s football stadium, Folsom Field, for an unforgettable celebration. There is a stadium-wide sing along, live music, and a visit from the very beloved CU mascot, Ralphie the Buffalo. And of course the electrifying fireworks show at the end of the night. To keep the weekend party alive before the fourth, there will be endless activities at the “Star-Spangled Splash” at the Boulder Reservoir. There will be food, live music, a beer garden, a carnival, and countless kids activities, including face painting and bouncy houses. To keep cool in the July heat, there will also be free paddleboards, hydro bikes, and waterslides. If you’re looking for something a little less kid-friendly, then don’t forget to visit the incredible local breweries.

San Francisco, CA

If you want an activities-packed weekend getaway over the 4th, then TravelPirates knows exactly what you’re looking for. San Francisco wins the “busy-body” award for having more choices than any of the other destinations! Throughout the weekend and on the 4th itself, there are a variety of activities to fit in everyone’s holiday plans. To name a few, there are wine-tasting tours, walking tours, and cruises. And don’t miss out on the enormous 4th of July celebration at Pier 39 where you can enjoy live music, family-friendly activities, and a dazzling view of the fireworks show. Read more about city trips to San Francisco here.

Boston, MA

What better way to spend Independence Day than by celebrating one of the most historical cities in the U.S.A.? Boston celebrates the 4th of July over the course of four days with the Boston Harborfest, highlighting the colonial history of the Boston area. This event is the country’s largest 4th of July festival and some of the activities include: an opening ceremony at Faneuil Hall, live music and a family-friendly movie screening at Christopher Columbus Park, Freedom Trail walks, duck boat tours, and historical reenactments. The fun doesn’t end there. Boston has so many more things to offer, including its lively concert and wonderful firework display on the 4th of July. Get more information about city trips to Boston here.