Looking for a great place to celebrate Independence Day? With lots of July 4th activities, these top 5 getaways are worth considering.
Top 5 July 4th Travel Destinations – Chicago
July 4th is a wonderful time to travel to the city of Chicago where lots of activities are planned city-wide. Viewing the Chicago fireworks display is best along the lakefront, Navy Pier or Grant Park. Make sure to take in the Taste of Chicago which will be going on over the 4th of July weekend as well. The 10-day festival includes entertainment, activities for the entire family, fireworks and of course, an array of culinary delights. For more information on the Taste of Chicago, go here.
Top 5 July 4th Travel Destinations – Las Vegas
Las Vegas plays host to numerous pool parties and fireworks displays for 4th of July. Hotels get in on the action and shoot fireworks from the roof tops. Stations casinos will simultaneously shoot off fireworks at five of its locations. For a complete listing of July 4th activities, please click here. Many Vegas hotels are offering summer specials as well. For more information, go here.
Top 5 July 4th Travel Destinations – San Francisco
The city of San Francisco has a number of activities planned for the July 4th weekend and is the perfect excuse for a weekend getaway. Pier 39 will be the scene for a spectacular fireworks display with the San Francisco Bay as the backdrop. Also on schedule are many family-fun activites. The day’s festivities begin at 3 p.m. For more information, go here.
Top 5 July 4th Travel Destinations – Washington, D.C.
What better way to celebrate July 4th than in our nation’s capital. Washington, D. C. kicks off the party with the fabulous National Independence Day Parade. The parade takes place on Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th streets. Included in the parade will be marching bands, floats, equestrians, national dignitaries and celebrities. For more information about the parade, please click here. Other July 4th activities will be taking place at Mount Vernon, the National Archives, the National Cathedral and the popular Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Topping off the day will be a concert and stunning display of fireworks at the National Mall.
Top 5 July 4th Travel Destinations -New York City
The world’s largest display of fireworks takes place in New York City. This extravaganza is presented by Macy’s on the East River located between 23rd and 42nd streets. Four barges will set off 20,000 aerial shells and special effects. For viewing information, go here.
Celebrate the July 4th holiday in style at any one of these great summer travel locations.