Fourth of July celebrations are one of my favorite parts of the summer. The birth of our nation goes hand in hand with family time, hours spent on a lake, barbecues, camping trips and spectacular fireworks shows. With Independence Day falling on a Saturday this year, it’s the perfect time to take a long weekend and explore the patriotic traditions in a different part of the country. We’ve rounded up some of America’s best destinations for the Fourth of July to help you plan your holiday road trip.
The country music capital of the world is any music lover’s dream July Fourth destination. This free celebration in the heart of Music City includes performances by Martina McBride and the Nashville Symphony, and provides guests with a host of family-friendly activities. And, most importantly, Nashville’s fireworks display promises to be the largest in the country this year. Be sure to check out our Nashville travel guide if this sounds like your kind of Independence Day.