Top 10 destinations for a 4th of July getaway

Places to go for the 4th of July

Fourth of July festivities come in all shapes and sizes, with many destinations shaking up the routine for a memorable holiday. From historic cities with reenactments to seaside towns with a lineup of nostalgic Americana, you can celebrate this heritage holiday any way you wish. Plenty of historic cities and popular tourist destinations offer a range of accommodation options on Vrbo to suit your needs, whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or on your own.

Where to go for 4th of July

Plenty of U.S. cities create a spectacle for the 4th of July. With Boston’s Revolutionary War history and heritage, it has one of the largest festivals in the country, and features war reenactments, cruises, music, and walking tours of historic sites, many of which are free. Coney Island, a popular seaside destination for families, is all about American tradition, including a spectacular fireworks display and hotdog eating contest. Also popular are New York City, which has the famous Macy’s 4th of July Firework show, and Philadelphia, the birthplace of independence, which has free concerts, dazzling fireworks shows, and a historic block party.

Cheap places to travel in July

With the holiday and the beautiful weather, travel to many destinations skyrockets in the summer. Several places offer affordable vacation rentals for a few days or a week, so you can travel to bucket list destinations on a budget without sacrificing the nice weather. Hilo, Hawaii, and St. Augustine, Florida, are 2 great places to celebrate America’s legacy in an island paradise with plenty of history. You could also visit New Jersey and watch fireworks over the beach, enjoy parties on the boardwalk in Myrtle Beach, or spend your time barbecuing, boating, and swimming in the Outer Banks, all for free.

Best 4th of July destinations

Though the U.S. boasts many historic cities that make the most of the nation’s birthday, you can have a unique holiday experience in different cities that celebrate with their own flair. New Orleans throws a unique party for the occasion, with dueling barges on the Mississippi River, a famed water show at the Port of New Orleans, and a music festival, all with a patriotic theme. San Diego, home to thousands of service members and veterans, hosts a huge fireworks show to be viewed on the USS Midway flight deck, featuring live entertainment, all-American concessions, and a nostalgic USO review. Other cities, such as Washington, Minneapolis, and Nashville, also feature riverfront entertainment with music, jugglers, face painting, food, and patriotic-themed shows and fireworks. Whether you want to enjoy a classic holiday experience or try out new events in these cities, you’ll find a range of vacation home and condo rentals to make the most of your 4th of July festivities.

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