4th of July Vacations

Just about everyone in the United States is available for 4th of July vacations. That week is among the top vacation periods in the country, and it is prime time for great family summer vacations. Just where the best July 4th vacations are can be a matter of opinion, because they happen in just about every community in the country. Your taste might be the summer paradise of New Hampshire's Lakes Region or the bright lights of cities.

Disneyland 4th of July

Disneyland 4th of July
Disneyland 4th of July

Running from July 1st through the 4th, the Independence Day celebration at Disneyland Resort in California is one of the most spectacular exhibitions in the country, and this is one of the places most popular for family 4th of July vacations. Visitors can expect to witness a variety of experiences that swell the chest of many Americans, including the Flag Retreat Ceremony, featuring military music and an invitation to Veterans to step forward to salute the American Flag as it is lowered to the music of the National Anthem, and a commemorative Fourth of July Concert in the Sky fireworks display of red, white, and blue. At the Disney California Adventure Park, a new celebration is currently on exhibition during the July 4th season with a variety show of video, water, light, and fireworks called World of Color that completes the splendor to be expected at all Disney presentations.

4th of July Vegas

4th of July Vegas
4th of July Vegas

If there is one place to party on down for the Fourth of July, it’s Las Vegas, where the lights, music, and festivities are limitless. In the summertime heat, pool parties are the name of the game during the daytime hours while the blazing sun is overhead. Concerts, shows, and parties are all part of the list of diversions for the evening and nighttime excursions. When July 4th arrives and the sun goes down, join the folks that crowd Las Vegas Boulevard to the spectacle of fireworks over the ostentatious hotels. Each year the hotels hosting fireworks varies, so it is a good idea to keep an eye out for the announcement prior to your arrival and certainly before the day of festivities. Vegas provides one of the best July 4th vacations for adults, although there is also plenty for kids to see and do as well.

4th of July Cruises

During the July Fourth celebrations, the major coastal cities, including Chicago, New York, Miami, San Diego, and Maui, generally offer dinner cruises in honor of Independence Day. Admission varies depending on itinerary, but guests with all inclusive passes can usually count on a delicious meal, limited or unlimited snacks and drinks depending on the cruise line policies, music, and a relaxing cruise over the evening waters while the fireworks light up the sky with majesty. Fourth of July dinner cruises can range from one to five hours, again, depending on itinerary; however, the most common stretch of time for these cruises is about three to four hours, giving guests time to dine and socialize before the spectacle of lights over the water.

Other Top Destinations

Other Top Destinations
Other Top Destinations

Planning 4th of July vacations can seem a bit overwhelming since a terrific celebration is now part of the criteria, but knowing some of the places that offer the best fireworks shows will make the decision a great deal easier. In the list of top ten overall, vacationers will find Washington DC, where the fireworks shoot off above the Washington Monument; Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, where the pyrotechnics light up the faces of some of our most revered presidents; Miami and San Diego, cities that provide fabulous beach party firework spectaculars; New York City, one of the nation’s largest celebrations; and Boston, where the very first ammunition lit up the sky as the fireworks symbolize today. Just about every destination advertises itself as the the place for the best July 4th vacations. Ultimately, it is you, your budget, and your interests that determine where you will enjoy them.

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