Are you stuck on where to go for the 4th of July this year?  Well, don’t fret because I have listed the top 10 places I believe are great destinations for the 4th of July! These 10 places truly embody this holiday and are guaranteed a lot of fun. Enjoy!


San Diego, CA

via tumblr.comIf you really want to feel 4th of July at its finest then make your way to San Diego. Barbecues, fireworks, beer, and bonfires is what you can expect in sunny San Diego—specifically Pacific Beach.

Boston, MA

via tumblr.comOh Boston. Such a beautiful city. Boston has over 200 events on July 4th. The Boston Harborfest is on July 1st with many other events throughout the week, so make sure to get work off and book a whole week to Boston. Many of the events are free and range from fireworks, concerts, kids’ days, cruises, tours, and a lot more.

Chicago, IL

via tumblr.comWith Chicago being cold for most of the year, July is a month to definitely travel there. The amazing weather combined with 4th of July is a recipe for a great weekend. They have colorful fireworks which is set to patriotic music and they light up the entire sky.

Lake Tahoe, CA

via tumblr.comIf the fireworks are the most important part of 4th of July for you, then you should start your travel plans to Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe hosts “Lights on the Lake,” which is known as the largest pyrotechnics show in the West. It is something you definitely won’t want to miss.

Myrtle Beach, SC

via tumblr.comIf you are on the East coast and you are looking for a beach getaway then Myrtle Beach is the place to be. Prepare for some nice weather, beautiful beaches, and great food.

San Francisco, CA

via San Francisco will have a celebration at Pier 39 and will have plenty of live music for you to dance to. Around 9:30 PM, San Francisco will showcase over 10,000 fireworks set to some great music.

Honolulu, HI

via tumblr.comBeautiful beaches accompanied by fireworks. Need I say more?

New Orleans , LA

via huffingtonpost.comNew Orleans is a fun and festive way to spend your 4th of July. With festivities from July 3rd to the 6th, you will never have a moment of boredom. The festivities take place in Crescent City and are surrounded by boutiques, art galleries, and antique shops.

Seattle, WA

via tumblr.comGas Works Park in Seattle holds events from 12 P.M. to 11 P.M. and will be filled with live performances, activities, and a fireworks show. Check out for more information.

Your backyard

via live.charbroil.comIf you have a backyard, take advantage of it. Cook some hot dogs, bring out the beers, buy some fireworks, and invite your neighbors and friends. The nicest way to spend 4th of July is with friends and family by the pool.

Do you have any favorite places that you have been to for 4th of July? Let us know in the comments below.

If you’re itching to discover more of the beautiful USA – perhaps a slice of the action in the big apple, or want to climb volcanoes in Hawaii – check out our guide to the most popular states to travel to for some great ideas for a short break!