5 best places to celebrate the 4th of July

5 best places to celebrate the 4th of July

This year July 4th falls on a Sunday and maybe you should celebrate America’s birthday in more interesting place then your own. Fireworks, concerts, contests and other events on the Independence Day in several American cities are worth to see and to travel to another part of the country or even the world (if you are outside the US). We’d like to represent 5 best places to celebrate the 4th of July.

The 4th of July in Boston

Over 200 activities are scheduled during this year’s 29th celebration of Harborfest. The six-day event includes harbor cruises, parades, concerts, guided historic tours, tours of Navy and Coast Guard vessels, and of course, a fireworks spectacular. Musicians are scheduled to perform before this fireworks celebration that lures more than 100,000 attendees to the Charles River.

The 4th of July in Boston

Photo by jimsideas

The 4th of July in Miami

You may bury your toes in the Miami Beach sand and watch fireworks explode literally right above you. You are close enough to feel each projectile explode because the fireworks are launched from a roped off section of the beach. The show’s finale blankets the beach with a light cloud of smoke as spectators begin to head across the street to the lively bars and entertainment hot spots found along Ocean Drive.

The 4th of July in New York City

The day starts with the most famous food-eating competition in the world. The Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest, held on Coney Island, will leave you full on entertainment. In the evening colorful pyrotechnics shot off barges floating in the Hudson River. Adding to the event, amazing music concerts are also scheduled.

The 4th of July on Lake Tahoe

A popular ski destination, this lake community bursts into the headlines each 4th of July, as it continually hosts a huge synchronized firework display (last year’s was the largest show west of the Mississippi). On the Independence Day celebration the various mountain resorts host events such as ice skating, outdoor movie screenings, ice cream socials, arts and craft festivals, and more.

The 4th of July on Lake Tahoe

Photo by Ron Parker

The 4th of July in Washington D.C.

The nationally televised Capitol Fourth Concert is held on the White House’s West Lawn each year, and is free to the public. Famous musical artists are scheduled to perform. Following the concert, enjoy the fireworks launched from the reflecting pool of the Lincoln Memorial. Day events include Smithsonian festivals, a military parade, and other activities.

The 4th of July in Washington D.C.

Photo by Adam Fagen

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