Cupid's Pulse Article: Travel Tips: How To Make Your Own 4th of July AdventureCupid's Pulse Article: Travel Tips: How To Make Your Own 4th of July Adventure

By Haley Lerner

Barbeques, red, white and blue, and fireworks on a beautiful beach. We know, you’ve been dreaming about the perfect Fourth of July getaway. For your patriotic trip, it’s definitely best to stay in the United States so you can witness celebrations of the holiday. So, don’t worry, we have the perfect getaway ideas that will make you feel like you’re on a celebrity vacation this Independence Day.

Check out these travel destinations that will make your 4th of July spectacular!

1. New York City, NY: While a trip to the Big Apple might not be like the typical dream beach vacation, it sure is a great place to be on America’s birthday. Go to Manhattan to catch the extravagant Macy’s 4th of July Firework show over the East River. Try booking a cruise to watch the fireworks explode in front of the Statue of Liberty and the city skyline.

2. Key West, FL: Now here’s that dream beach getaway you were hoping for! Key West is a beautiful place with fabulous resorts and water activities like snorkeling, fishing, and kayaking. Plus, July 1-4 is the annual Key Lime Festival with activities such as pie eating contests, rum sampling and fireworks.

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3. New Orleans, LA: Go to the Big Easy for an awesome Independence Day trip. Catch a view of the city’s Go 4th on the River fireworks show that features dueling barges on the Mississippi River. Take a cruise on the Creole Queen, Steamboat Natchez or another riverboat for an awesome view of the fireworks. Spend the rest of the weekend eating and dancing away!

4. Washington, D.C.: Where else is better to celebrate the birth of the United States than the country’s capital? Spend your trip visiting monuments and scoping out the White House. Set up a picnic at National Mall and enjoy fireworks at night with your family.

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5. Boston, MA: Boston is a city full of Revolutionary War history and heritage. Check out Boston Harborfest in Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and take advantage of war reenactments, cruises, speeches, music and walking tours. You can visit Paul Revere’s house and other historical war sites. The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is an amazing show which includes real cannon fire!

Know any other great 4th of July destinations? Comment below!