Best July 4th Vacations Across America (PHOTOS)

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With its day-long beach parties, afternoon parades, nightly concerts, and dazzling fireworks, July 4th isn't an everyday holiday – it's the birthday of the good ol' U.S. of A., and everyone's invited to the countrywide party.

Whether paying tribute to American history or just enjoying traditional summer pastimes is the name of the game, our compatriots at ShermansTravel.com put together a list of top places to celebrate July 4th.

ShermansTravel.com 's list is solely domestic, for obvious reasons, and includes some blatant picks (Washington, D.C.) but some surprises as well (Virgin Islands).

For those Americans who want to get down with the patriotism, check out these 10 places across the country and let us know what you think.

Have other plans for July 4th? Let us know about those, too.



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artz2000az

RED ROCKS (Natural Outdoor Amphitheater ) ROCKS !
THE FOURTH Of JULY
ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH -- COOL COLORADO USA !

July 03 2011 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gunther & Silvia

No offence,but our 200th birthday was in 1976 not 1977 every American should know at least this little detail about our Great Nation.

July 03 2011 at 9:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ibkarlie

Was in London, England, for Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in 1977 for the 200th Birthday. All Americans staying in the Savoy Hotel were greeted with flower arrangements in red, white, and blue in their rooms. It was very touching. Also, flew over the Statue of Liberty with fireworks going off on the 4th. Worth a fly over.

July 02 2011 at 11:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ehbinwv10

Must be nice to have an article on going here and there...right..burn that money I don't have...IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPIDS!! My money goes to food, gas and bills..not running around the country..thanks BO!! Still waiting on that summer of recovery...

June 26 2011 at 3:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
len9677

Best place I've been is Bristol RI for it annual parade. New York and Boston are also great

June 26 2011 at 3:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Scott

theres still fireworks at navy pier

June 26 2011 at 1:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
scottfremgen

The city of Chicago has cancelled the barge fireworks display due to budget reasons for this 4th of July. I'm sure others can verify.

June 26 2011 at 1:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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tmac8859

They cancelled the July 3rd fireworks but are having fireworks by Navy Pier as it mentioned in the article!

June 26 2011 at 3:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GO METS!!!

The new mayor of Chicago cancelled the fireworks this year!!!!!!

June 26 2011 at 1:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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tmac8859

Did any of you who are saying this even READ the article about Chicago, THEY ARE HAVING FIREWORKS ON NAVY PIER and that's what the article mentions! Gheez

June 26 2011 at 3:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Don and Carol

As Texans who have to endure 100 degrees on the 4th, we love to go to Telluride, CO for the parade and evening fireworks where you have to wear a sweatshirt and jacket--and still feel cool--WONDERFUL!!!

June 26 2011 at 12:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
baldtoolguy052

This list is ridiculous! How can you omit the first capitol of the United States, New York City? What about the site of some of the greatest Revolutionary activity, Williamsburg, VA? Nearby would be the site of the decisive battle that gave us freedom., Yorktown. What about Valley Forge, PA? Washinton's Crossing, the launch of the Battle of trenton, turning point of the war?
Children understand little enough about the Revolution and what we fought to defend for the last 235 years. It was NOT the sands of the US Virgin Islands! Maybe it is beautiful but if you want to honor our Founding Fathers & fallen heroes, a sun tan won't get it done.

June 26 2011 at 12:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply