7 Amazing Places To Celebrate Independence Day (4th of July)

Child with flag of America celebrating Independence Day on railway

The remarkable fourth of July seems something like: you are wearing any article of American flag-printed clothing only on this day of every year.  Imagine the running of the kids around and the fresh smell of the sizzling burger in the air. There is beer along with the sunshine. All this seems soothing. But to all the dear travelers, what about you?

Are you wondering where to go for the 4th July vacation? We have shortlisted some of the best getaways for the 4th of July for you. Let this feeling of patriotism flow in your heart along with wandering the most thrilling destinations. Here are the best spots or places to spend the 4th of July to make outstanding Independence Day celebrations, but also have some of the best mountain biking, climbing, and rafting in the country. What better way to honor the United States of America than to marvel at its breathtaking natural beauty? And, when it comes to fireworks, bigger is always better, so book some extra vacation time now. 

Let’s take a glimpse of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July.

1. Lake Tahoe, CA

Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe

One of the most appealing aspects of Lake Tahoe is the ability to stand anywhere along its coast and gaze out over the world-class ski resorts that surround you. Now that makes it the best vacation spot to celebrate the 4th of July. You can do the same with fireworks displays during the Fourth of July weekend. Tahoe South’s Lights on the Lake is one of the country’s largest and best pyrotechnic displays, attracting over 100,000 visitors each year.

Fireworks are only a part of the region’s weekend-long extravaganza. It is marked as one of the best destinations for watching the 4th of July fireworks. Besides, you can enjoy countless beach parties, parades, pancakes, and other activities. Tahoe offers a slew of ways to add some adventure to your weekend by offering hiking, biking, boating, Supin, climbing, along with fishing. 

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2. Deadwood, SD

Deadwood South Dakota
Deadwood, South Dakota

It is the height of Americana in the extreme patriotic Black Hills of South Dakota. This town looks like the setting of the Western flick and steps out all for the fourth. The Gold Camp Jubilee Days celebration of the weekend consists of live music, parties, poker, tournaments, a breakfast of pancakes, fireworks, and multiple parades. Mount Rushmore is only an hour’s distance through drive and a Night Blast for the occasion scheduled by Crazy Horse Memorial. 

Climber’s mecca and Black Hills region are the same by name. The visitors at Deadwood are only an hour away from Devils Tower. Needles is just half an hour away from it. Also regarded as the last bastion of traditional climbing in the United States it is rich with routes — hundreds of them and climbing history alike. All because of this, it is on the list of best places to be around on July 4th.

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3. Jackson Hole, WY

Grand Tetons peak with snake river - Wyoming
Grand Tetons peak with snake river – Wyoming

You don’t need to look further than the name of Jackson Hole, every year during the 4th of July parade, Howdy Pardners, to have a feel of the festive vibes.  Its 4th July events are a homage to the Wild West: Along with a pancake breakfast, there is a parade. Also, there is music from the GrandTeton Music Festival in the Hole concert, a Town Square Shootout with a rodeo, and fireworks. 

The hole is occupied by breathtaking mountain beauty, so you get access to all of your favorite sky-high pastimes. Jackson also boasts radical white water rafting at the legendary Snake River. If you are a newcomer to the river Shenanigans— there are several guiding companies on your adventure, be it tackling rapids or snapping pictures of bald eagles and moose on a leisurely float.

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4. Bend, OR

Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon
Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon

At Bend, the fourth of July initiates with the Park Your Heart 5km walk/run, which goes around with the largest parade of the city— the Pet Parade, which has existed since 1932. The Old Fashioned 4th July Festival at Drake Park consists of the old-fashioned games, handicraft items, a photo booth and performances by the local bands at 10 p.m, and fireworks ignited from Pilot Butte, an extinct volcano. Bend itself bills a paradise along with almost 300 miles of singletrack, road routes which are endless and serviced downhill of Mt. Bachelor downhill park which is just 30 minutes away.  Not just biking, Bend offers excellent hiking, paddling, fly fishing, and many more. The city is also renowned for its craft beer. Much of the Bend Ale Trail is bikeable or walkable.

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5. Stowe, VT

Stowe, Vermont
Stowe, Vermont

When it comes to Independence Day celebrations, old-fashioned become fashionable in this place. It means different things according to the geographic location. Now talking about Stowe’s 4th of July— it becomes classic New England featuring the quaint parades, dunking booth, ice cream, and face painting. The world’s shortest marathon also takes place here at Stowe which includes a fun run of 1.7-mile. Also, watch the fireworks in the dusk.

Things that make Stowe a top East cost to visit during 4th of July are the plenitude of biking and hiking during summer days. The Long Trail of Vermont is the longest trail in the country. This trail passes right by Stowe, covered by the shadow of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak(4,393). 

The original trail system of the area, though, consists of rivers and streams which mean a lot of adventure opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, and fishing.

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6. Huntington Beach, CA

Huntington Beach Pier
Huntington Beach Pier

A fourth of July will be best spent on this iconic Southern California beach. It offers a stellar community breakfast— the Surf City 5km run— vintage parade, live entertainment, and many other festivities. Newport Beach is also home to the Old GloryBoat Parade which is nearby. 

You have all the options to Surf in the famous HB Pier or any count of breaks within easy driving range in all the directions along the coast which is ludicrous. Opt for authentic Mexican food or traditional burgers and hotdogs. You will not be able to miss the fireworks over the ocean at nightfall.

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7. Brevard, NC

Looking Glass Falls - Brevard, NC
Looking Glass Falls – Brevard, NC

Brevard celebrates this day in a vintage charm adorned in red, white, and blue. A firecracker run of 5/10 km, live music, classic cars, fine arts and crafts exhibition, a hotdog eating contest, and more. Morganton lies nearby Brevard which hosts more than 20 bands over the duration of the weekend at its Red, White, and Bluegrass festival. Both culminate with the fireworks in the evening on the 4th of July. Mountain biking reigns supreme in Brevard, despite the Blue Ridge Mountains’ abundance of top-notch hikes, breathtaking waterfalls, and world-class trout fishing. Brevard is one of “America’s 10 Best Mountain Bike Towns,” according to National Geographic, and “the trails surrounding Brevard, North Carolina are, if anything, shamefully under-hyped,” according to BIKE Magazine, which conducts gear tests in the area.

Why not make this Independence day a worthy and adventurous one? Make the most of this day keeping in mind the feeling of patriotism and travel along!

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