Four for the 4th

June 20, 2022

By now you’ve probably planned a great 4th of July getaway. But if you’re still unsure where to go or what to do, we’ve put together a pretty perfect list of 4th of July vacation suggestions for you and your American Coach.

Experience the biggest fireworks display in America
Sure, you could travel to any city and find a decent fireworks display on the 4th of July. But why settle for “decent” when you could see the biggest and best instead? And based on everything we’ve read, the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks celebration in New York City is THE pyrotechnics spectacle to see. Experiencing the greatest fireworks showcase in the country in one of the greatest cities in the world? Sign us up!
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Visit the city where the Continental Congress declared independence
If you’re looking for a little history with your 4th of July celebration, you should start with a trip to Philadelphia, PA. That’s where delegates from the original 13 colonies declared America’s independence from British rule, and where you can now tour many of the historic sites and landmarks connected to our declaration of independence, including Carpenters’ Hall (where the first Continental Congress met) and Declaration Hall (where Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence). Plus, there’s always plenty to do in Philly.
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See the actual Declaration of Independence
Why not celebrate America’s independence by reading the actual declaration of it? The National Archives in Washington D.C. is home to the original Declaration of Independence document, as well as other pivotal historical documents that shaped our nation. You’ll want to reserve tickets early, as it’s only open for a limited time each day. But your ticket gets in you into the rotunda as well as the connected galleries and vaults to explore an endless collection of relevant, historic documents.
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Stay home because it’s one of if not THE biggest travel holidays of the year
We know, we know: The last thing you want to hear is us telling you NOT to take a road trip. But the truth is 4th of July weekend is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. Instead of scrambling for last-minute reservations and fighting massive crowds everywhere you go, put your American Coach in your driveway, fire up the grill, and enjoy a nice, quiet 4th from the luxury and comfort of your own (mobile) home.

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