8 Great Destinations to Watch July 4th Fireworks

The first Independence Day fireworks celebration reportedly took place in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1777, on the first anniversary of America’s birthday. Although this pyrotechnic pastime has became common for many other holidays and special events, there’s still something extra-special about July 4th fireworks. The Road Trip Teacher crew has these 8 great destinations on their leap list for places to celebrate the country’s independence.
  • Under the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, MO
  • At Navy Pier over Lake Michigan in Chicago, IL
  • Over the Mississippi River in New Orleans, LA
  • From the beach at Lake Tahoe, CA
  • Above the Charles River at the Boston Pops Spectacular in Boston, MA
  • Along the Hudson River in New York City, NY
  • At the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC
  • Beside Boathouse Row in Philadelphia, PA
For more details on how fireworks became part of the traditional July celebration at America’s biggest birthday party, download the Road Trip Teacher’s Patriot’s Guide to July 4th. ¬†Subscribe to America’s #1 Destination Resource to see where the Roadschool 101 crew watches this year’s illuminations in the dark sky on the Fourth.

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