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8 Places to Visit on 4th of July

Date:29-06-2013 10:40:05 read:1
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4th of July signifies a lot of things to an average American. Besides reminding them of the challenges, acts of bravery and selflessness that contributed to the independent spirit, the day is closer to the hearts of every American who believes and acts in good faith for the country. 4th of July is a day of celebration with parties, fireworks, parades, excitement, games and fun. So many cities and places in America have their own unique and beautiful way of celebrating the day. If you are not planning to attend or host a backyard BBQ party, then these are some places that you must be in to enjoy the festivities and celebrate the spirit of America. Listed here are some such places to visit on 4th of July.

1. San Francisco, California

The Waterfront Celebration on the 4th of July at Pier 39 will be alive and kicking. Live soft rock, street performances and sea lion sightings are what you can gift yourself on that day. All through the day and evening, tickle your sense of sight and taste by exploring some fantastic shopping destinations and relishing some fine food at the shops and eateries that open from 3 PM to 9.30 PM. Later in the evening, your senses will be heightened with the launch of fireworks that dance to customized sound tracks.

2. Lake Tahoe, California

If you are a fan of pyrotechnic displays, then you ought to book a deal for yourself at Lake Tahoe that supposedly hosts one of the largest in the country. Both sides of the lake light up with excellent firework displays that can put many others to shame. The lake is beautiful and so are its surroundings. Booking in advance will fetch you a sexy deal, guarantee some good food and excellent firework shows.

3. Honolulu, Hawaii

If you want to take it big, then take it real big. The shores of Ala Moana and Waikiki are going to be flooded by people from far and near to watch the amazing pyrotechnic displays. Over 290 shops and restaurants are open near the harbor and park and therefore, there is no dearth of anything that you could not do here on 4th of July. Free live music, exotic Hawaiian food, the lovely waters and with people who matter by your side, life can’t get any better on America’s birthday at Hawaii.

4. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

If you want to go easy on your wallet and yet enjoy the festivities, then Myrtle Beach is the place for you. The East coast boasts of abundant celebrations where you can simply relax, enjoy the weather and taste some delectable food. For one of the best American beach birthdays, South Carolina is where you, your family and friends should head to. Plop yourself on a blanket by the waters and let the festivities do the magic.

5. St. Augustine, Florida

The annual fireworks display at St. Augustine brings a huge gathering of people. But before the fireworks display begins, splurge and explore this historic city’s many antique shops and restaurants in the downtown area. When the sun takes a deep dive, head out to the bay front just between the Castillo and Bridge of Lions and find a spot for yourself. As the fireworks spurt to the skies, you will be delighted twice because the dark skies instantly light up and smile and the waters of Matanzas Bay reflect the lights and cheer.

6. San Diego, California

A whopping percentage of America will land at San Diego for the celebrations. Six port parks are prepared and equipped for the cheering crowd. Fireworks find their way to the skies from 6 locations and therefore, there are vast spaces from where you can rejoice in the festivities. All that you need to do is book your spot, grab a drink of your choice and let the celebrations sweep over you.

7. Williamsburg, Virginia

The hub of American revolution is where you can enjoy the celebrations if you are in the mood to go back in history. A good night of fireworks can be observed at Busch Gardens. Alternatively, walk through Yorktown and take pleasure in tactical drills, role plays and military exercises for a kiss of American revolution and independence.

8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The American Constitution was drafted here. If you are in the city on the 4th of July, then enjoy your sights of the Liberty Bell, stroll around Independence Mall, visit the free concerts and finally get a taste of the lovely fireworks above the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

America’s birthday is celebrated in style, happiness and cheer. Be one with the fun and excitement and enjoy.

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