What exactly is the best way to celebrate Independence Day? That's easy, FIREWORKS AND TRAVEL.
There is no truer freedom than the ability to move and travel on one's own accord, and when you are traveling to watch fireworks and celebrate the 4th of July, you're really hitting your full potential as a free, proud, fun-loving American!
Here at Adventure Student Travel, we are more than happy to help set up a group trip this 4th of July, and right now is the perfect time to start planning! Take a look at our top 5 choices for the Best Spots To See Fireworks this year, then give us a call at 877.397.5700 to set one up!
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks - NYC
Undoubtedly one of the most well-known firework displays in America, the Macy's 4th of July Firework show in New York City is one definitely worth traveling for! This display is considered to be the biggest in the country, featuring an average of 3,000 effects throughout the show. The entire display lasts about 25 minutes and over 3 million people view it live each year. Enjoy big-name pre-show entertainment, then head to the banks of the East River for the best views of the show!
National Mall Independence Day Celebration - DC
What could be more patriotic than sitting next to the Washington Monument and watching firecrackers explode overhead on Independence Day? Not much! here on the National Mall in DC, you can enjoy a spectacular 18-minute show that is sure to impress you. Grab a spot near the reflecting pool if you can, but if not anywhere on the National Mall will be perfectly fine!
DO AC 4th of July Fireworks - Atlantic City
In Atlantic City, you will find a firework display like no other, a highly popular show that brings in about 250,000 spectators yearly. See the show from the Boardwalk, the fireworks shot off from the Marina District. The entire display will last about 20 minutes and will certainly not disappoint! There are several fun things to do during the festivities as well.
Music City July 4th - Let Freedom Sing! - Nashville
Nashville presents a full day of musical entertainment, live set of fireworks with the Nashville Symphony, and truly phenomenal light display overall with their 'Let Freedom Sing' annual show. View the show from Downtown or the Riverfront Park, over 200,000 people gathering each year to watch. It is speculated that this show puts on more effects than New York City's, but exact numbers haven't been shared. They are certainly comparable in excitement, though!
Boston Pops Firework Spectacular - Boston
Head to Boston for the highly anticipated annual Boston Pops Firework Spectacular, a 4th of July event that brings in guests from all over the country. Enjoy live music during the show by the Boston Pops Orchestra as you watch the fireworks shot from Charles River Barges. The best views are said to be at the DCR Hatch Shell, Harvard Campus, or Esplanade.