5 Must-See Independence Day Destinations
Still wondering what to do for the 4th of July? Have no fear! Tripping is here to show you some of the best Independence Day destinations across the US!
Stepping into Colonial Williamsburg, you're transported back to a simpler time. You'll see authentic and reproduced buildings from the Colonial era and in the streets, trained actors depict American leaders and colonists, bringing the town to life. On the 4th of July, Williamsburg hosts a variety of unique events, including a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence, military drumline performances, and a concert courtesy of Virginia's Symphony Orchestra.
As you'd probably expect, the Nation's Capital is home to one of the largest 4th of July celebrations in the country. Events include America's National Independence Day Parade, an Organ Concert at the Washington National Cathedral, and (of course) a large firework display to watch from the National Mall.
Is there a better place to spend the 4th of July than America's birthplace? And is there anything better than a free concert? Come to Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia to enjoy performances by The Roots, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Hudson, Aloe Blacc, Ariana Grande and Vicci Martinez at Philly's Fourth of July Jam, the “Largest Free Concert in America". After the concert, catch the firework show over the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
If you're on the west coast, you won't need to go any further than Lake Tahoe for the full 4th of July experience. You'll enjoy lakeside BBQs, waterskiing, and concerts all day long. Afterwards be dazzled by one of the largest firework shows in the country and soak up Lake Tahoe, easily one of the most picturesque 4th of July venues you'll find.
If your number one priority on Independence Day is an awesome fireworks show, pack your bags for Addison, Texas. Home to only 15,000 people during the rest of the year, the town packs in 500,000 visitors for its Texas-sized celebration on the 4th of July. In addition to its award-winning firework show, Addison's Independence Day celebration includes an air show, a day-long carnival, and more!
This post was written by Hogan Bradford, Tripping Blogger.