It’s America’s Birthday… and everyone is invited to the party! You can celebrate the day any way you’d like, but be sure to spend it with good company. Enjoy a good ol’ fashioned BBQ and fireworks to end the night. You can enjoy American’s birthday anywhere, but we’ve gathered a list of some cities with the BEST 4th of July celebrations!

 

1. Boston, MA

Boston doesn’t just celebrate on the 4th of July, they celebrate all weekend long! They have hundreds of events that make up the Boston Harborfest. This festival focuses on its colonial heritage, but is also a lot of fun. There are cruises, concerts, tours, reenactments, fireworks and more!

 

2. Chicago, IL

Chicago’s Navy Pier is a great place to spend Independence Day! The pier is the perfect place to watch Chicago’s Firework show. The view overlooks Lake Michigan, and it’s quite a sight! Be sure to get there early though! Once it reaches capacity, they’ll close the gates!

 

3. San Diego, CA

What better place to enjoy BBQs, bonfires, and beer than at the beach! San Diego will be packed with beach bum’s all day long! Bring some beach games, like KanJam or cornhole, to have a fun filled day. The firework show is huge too, so you don’t want to miss it!

 

4. Philadelphia, PA

The home of the nation’s birth HAS to have a great 4th of July celebration, right?!? Philadelphia celebrates America’s birthday all week long! If you go, be sure to visit historic landmarks like the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. After that, just enjoy the music and fun. There are free concerts, a parade, and of course, fireworks.

 

5. Washington, D.C.

The nation’s capital is a great place to spend the 4th! There is a huge National Independence Day parade that takes place and you can expect lavish floats, live entertainment, military groups, and much more. There is a free concert at the Capitol Building followed by the nation’s largest fireworks display.

 

No matter where you spend it, we wish you a fun and safe 4th of July.

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