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    Places to Celebrate July 4th

    Whether you're into paying tribute to American history or just enjoying traditional summer pastimes, our list of top places to celebrate July 4th has got you covered.

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    Places to Celebrate July 4th - Boston

    A major component of Beantown's Independence Day festivities is the free Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular; arrive early with beach chairs or blankets to guarantee good seats.

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    Places to Celebrate July 4th - Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket, Massachusetts

    For the Bike and Carriage Parade in Falmouth (on Cape Cod), participants dress up as Uncle Sam and parade around in these decorated modes of transport.

  • Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau

    Places to Celebrate July 4th - Chicago

    Chicago's most elaborate July 4th fireworks display is set to patriotic music and lights up the sky over Navy Pier, a superb location with sweeping skyline views along Lake Michigan.

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    Places to Celebrate July 4th - Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

    Acclaimed as one of the top man-made wonders of the world, Mount Rushmore is as grand a tribute to American history as one can get and a prime national monument for July 4th vacations.

  • Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Places to Celebrate July 4th - Philadelphia

    In Philadelphia, expect free concerts, a July 4th parade, and fireworks you can watch above the Philadelphia Museum of Art while listening to top music acts rock out.

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    Places to Celebrate July 4th - Queen Mary 2

    The Cunard Line's prestigious Queen Mary 2 embodies the essence of luxury cruising, and the ship's five-night Fourth of July Getaway is a brilliant opportunity to hail the Queen stateside.

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    Places to Celebrate July 4th - San Diego

    Barbecues, beer, bonfires, and fantastic fireworks – if there's one beach destination that packs a party on Independence Day, it's San Diego, an easy choice for July 4th vacations.

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    Places to Celebrate July 4th - San Juan Islands, Washington

    On the San Juan Islands, off the coast of Washington State, claim your spot along the sand, and spend your day swimming, playing softball, and roasting marshmallows on bonfires below the tide line.

  • Flickr/F H Mira

    Places to Celebrate July 4th - U.S. Virgin Islands

    St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John – Caribbean isles with U.S. territory status – celebrate two holidays: their own Emancipation Day, on July 3rd, and Independence Day, on July 4th.

  • Music Celebrations International

    Places to Celebrate July 4th - Washington, D.C.

    On Washington, D.C.'s Constitution Avenue, the massive National Independence Day Parade incorporates a stream of lavish floats, bands, giant balloons, and military groups.

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