Independence Day Celebrations across the US

Laura Winfree

4th of July Fireworks

Every year on July 4th, families and friends across the United States celebrate the country's Independence Day with a festive combination of vacations, barbeques, parties, sparklers and fireworks. Join in on the excitement of this red, white and blue holiday with 4th of July celebrations in top US travel destinations.

NYC Fireworks Brooklyn BridgeNew York City has one of the best pyrotechnic shows in the country, setting off thousands of fireworks on the Hudson River. Locals and visitors can enjoy the best views from the rooftop of a New York City hotel or even from an evening cruise on the river. Many NYC restaurants also have outdoor seating with views of the Hudson.

Washington DC FireworksWhat better place to celebrate US Independence than the nation's capital city? Many of the top attractions in Washington DC host fun family events on July 4th, complete with a variety of festivals and concerts. The National Mall is the epicenter of Independence Day celebrations, with a parade along Constitution Avenue and beautiful evening fireworks over the Washington Monument.

Magic Kingdom FireworksThe 4th of July in Orlando offers something for everyone, with entertainment all over the city. Tourists and locals can enjoy parades, food and games at beautiful city parks. Universal Orlando has three simultaneous fireworks displays at Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Universal CityWalk, along with contests and games throughout the day. Walt Disney World hosts a variety of shows and fireworks at Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios, with the best views available at Disney's Polynesian Resort and other Disney hotels.

AmericaFest at the Rose BowlThe Los Angeles area is known for its wide range of 4th of July activities, with music festivals, parades, barbeques, baseball, soccer, beach parties, military expos and so much more. Every year, you can experience the excitement of AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl Stadium, with food vendors, concerts, shows and an immense fireworks display.

Taste of ChicagoThe city of Chicago loves a good party, and 4th of July is no exception! This destination celebrates independence with fireworks on Lake Michigan, Jammin at the Zoo, huge block parties, events at Navy Pier and the famous Taste of Chicago food festival.

No matter where you are in the USA, you're sure to find endless options for a spectacular 4th of July with family and friends!

Written by Laura Winfree