The Best Towns To Visit For Fourth of July

As July 4th rolls around each summer, travelers across the country search for the perfect destination to celebrate at. Towns that have charming main streets, parades, patriotic activities – and most importantly – a dazzling fireworks display, are all necessary qualities for the perfect Independence Day destination.

If you want to get away from the typical July 4th spots like Boston or New York City, then why not travel to see some of the best Independence Day celebrations in America in these small towns this year:

Flagstaff, AZ

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Closest Private Jet Airport: Flagstaff Pulliam Airport

With a frontier spirit and easy access to one of America’s greatest treasures – the Grand Canyon – this Arizona town is an absolute must-see during 4th of July. With a picturesque town square, a fun run, a concert by the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and great fireworks, Flagstaff is a patriotic destination you don’t want to miss.

Bend, OR

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Closest Private Jet Airport: Bend Municipal Airport

Bend was ranked No. 1 for town pride in a recent survey by Travel + Leisure, and one reason why was due to their Independence Day celebration: an all-day party in Drake Park with old-fashioned gunnysack races, hula-hoop contests, and the July 4th Pet Parade. It can’t get much better than this.

Lahaina, HI

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Closest Private Jet Airport: Maui Island Kahului Airport

While Hawaii might not be your first thought for a patriotic celebration, this town gets strong recognition for its barbecue and gorgeous weather during the Fourth of July. Fireworks and other holiday festivities tend toward the spontaneous here, with locals coming out to the beach for potluck dinners.

Newtown, PA

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Closest Private Jet Airport: Trenton Mercer County Airport

Roughly an hour from Philadelphia and the Liberty Bell, Newtown throws a charmingly small-town-style party for Independence Day. The celebration includes a parade and ends with fireworks at the local middle school. Plus, they have some world-renowned ice cream here to cool off with.

Boulder, CO

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Closest Private Jet Airport: Longmont Vance Brand Airport

This Rocky Mountain town comes into its own during the summer, with July 4th festivities ranging from bike rodeos, a fun run, to a beer garden. The biggest fireworks show, Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast, shoots out from the Colorado University stadium.

Sonoma, CA

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Closest Private Jet Airport: Napa County Airport

This town in wine-country has an adorable town square which hosts Sonoma’s 4th of July parade with marching bands, followed by a carnival and topped off with fireworks. If that’s not enough, the town also is home to many wine-friendly bars and trendy local coffee shops.

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