By Sarah Batcheller

“See sparks fly” isn’t just an old idiom or part of a Taylor Swift song — we’re talking about the Fourth of July! What else turns up the heat more than celebrating our country’s independence? If you think you see fireworks every time you kiss your loved one or look into their eyes, then how about turning that dreamlike state into reality and finding the best fireworks in town for tomorrow’s special holiday? Watching fireworks bursting is invigorating, so use this weekend date idea to share it with the person who makes you feel most alive!

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Fourth of July Date Idea

The Travel Channel determined the best fireworks displays in the country, so if your city landed a spot on this list, grab a blanket and head out to see the show. Many flock to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., to celebrate our country’s big day, and if you wanted to get especially festive on this date idea, you could book a Potomac River cruise. Even if your city isn’t on this list, we all love to cuddle up with our boo, so wherever you go, you’re bound to feel the magic. If your heart so desires a road trip to make the day even more monumental, just be sure to plan everything in advance.

You’ll want to arrive at the fireworks location ahead of time to claim a good spot. After all, there aren’t many people who stay home on this glorious day! That being said, choose a quiet area where there will be less hustle and bustle — it’s not like you won’t be able to see the fireworks! Just make sure a monument or skyscraper isn’t blocking your view, and you’ll be good to go. Because you’re arriving early, remember this dating advice and pack properly as well. Bring insect repellent, water, snacks, and games to keep you entertained.

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If you’re the after-party type, there’s sure to be plenty to do when the fireworks are over. If you want to get really festive, dress up in your best red, white, and blue outfits and find a bar that really speaks to your wilder side. Rooftop spots are especially popular since everyone’s eyes are looking toward the sky already. This is a day for everyone to celebrate, so let loose with the one who makes every day as romantic as it can be!

What is your favorite thing to do with your partner on the Fourth of July? Share your best dating advice in the comments below!