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Best Places to Visit for 4th of July Celebrations in USA

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Independence Day also known as 4h of July celebration is one of the most festive and patriotic days in the United States. It is celebrated by massive firework displays, street parties, and patriotic parades.

The city of New York sets up fireworks over the Brooklyn Bridge, which is a delightful sight to watch. In Washington D.C., you can see the Capitol Building change into numerous colors as the skies are filled with a fireworks show. No matter where you plan to visit, 4th of July celebrations in USA will definitely leave you amazed.

Here are some of the top places to visit and watch the amazing fireworks during the 4th of July celebrations in USA.

  • New York
  • Boston
  • Las Vegas
  • San Francisco
  • San Diego

New York

New York is one of the most popular tourist destinations in USA, especially during the 4th of July. Macy’s grand fireworks on this special day cover the entire sky over the Brooklyn Bridge, giving the city a colorful night sky for a few minutes. There are fireworks that are set off from barges, which is close to Pier 17 at South Seaport, while the smaller ones will be shot from the bridge only. This spectacular show is known as the largest fireworks event in the country on July 4.

Most of the time, these fireworks are visible from anywhere near the popular bridge. If you don’t want to venture out and are living around Brooklyn or downtown Manhattan, you might be able to catch a glimpse of the live fireworks show.


The live Pops Orchestra accompanies the famous fireworks display at Boston. They end the night with Tchaikovsky’s iconic ‘1812 Overture’ completing it with a canon fire. These fireworks blast off from seven barges along River Charles. Spectators watch from the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade or beside the Longfellow Bridges. If you are looking forward to celebrating July 4th in USA, you must be heading to Boston.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas, also popularly known as Sin City, will keep you entertained during fourth of July celebrations. Several family-friendly barbecues, pool parties, concerts parades and fireworks displays are arranged to celebrate the day America gained independence. Most hotels such as Caesars Palace lead the charge when it comes to arranging large scale celebrations. You can enjoy a cocktail at your hotel or soak in the city’s party spirit post sunset and enjoy this special day in your own way.

San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge, Rolling Hills, and the Misty Bay form a awe-inspiring backdrop for the multicolor display of fireworks set off from a barge in front of the Pier 39. The San Francisco Symphony performs a classical concert at the outdoor Shoreline Amphitheater, which also includes a spectacular fireworks display. If you love being a part of the crowd, then you must definitely check out the grand Alameda Mayor’s Parade. This is one of the largest in the country and features marching bands, equestrians, and dancers. You can also be a part of the fete at the Berkeley Marina and the Fourth of July party at Pier 39. You will definitely enjoy one of the best 4th of July celebrations in USA here.

San Diego

San Diego is known for organizing one of the best 4th of July celebrations in the country, especially in the West Coast. The fourth of July fireworks extravaganza is also popularly called ‘Big Bay Boom’. It is simultaneously launched from four different barges in the bay. This stunning fireworks show is visible from all over downtown. San Diego houses thousands of veterans and numerous military bases and hence is also popular as a patriotic city. The locals organize parades, concerts, star-studded seafood dinners, barbecue buffets, and competitions.

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There are many other places that you can explore to witness 4th of July celebrations in USA such as Philadelphia, New Orleans, Washington D.C., New England etc. Have you visited any of the American cities mentioned above? If yes, comment below and share your amazing experience.

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