America is a beautiful place, and there’s no better way to celebrate that than Independence Day. Whether you want to see what it was like for the Founding Fathers as they drafted a declaration of independence, or if you want to enjoy some fireworks and hot dogs with your friends and family, there are so many ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Here are some of my favorite ways:
Explore the history of America’s independence
The Fourth of July is a federal holiday in the United States. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by representatives from New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut. The Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain on July 2nd but did not approve it until July 4th.
The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 men who represented all 13 colonies (each colony sent two delegates). They met at Independence Hall in Philadelphia where they debated what should be included in this historic document before signing their names at daybreak on July 4th–the date we now celebrate as Independence Day!
Celebrate with a parade
Parades are a great way to celebrate America’s independence. They’re also fun for all ages, especially kids who love seeing their community come together. If you’re looking for something to do on the Fourth of July morning, consider going out to watch one of your local parades!
Parades usually start early in the morning (around 9 am), so bring your blankets and lawn chairs with you if possible–you’ll want them if you plan on sitting down while watching the parade go by.
Experience fireworks, food and fun!
- Fireworks: Fireworks are a must at any celebration! Whether you’re going to an organized display or setting off your own fireworks in the backyard, there’s nothing like watching them light up the sky.
- Food: What’s a party without good food? Make sure to get some snacks ready so everyone can enjoy themselves while they wait for nighttime and all of its festivities.
- Fun with friends and family: The 4th of July is all about celebrating America with friends and family members; don’t forget to have fun together!
Head west to see incredible landscapes
The west is a great place to explore. There are many national parks in the west, such as Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park. These parks offer incredible landscapes that you can explore and enjoy!
In addition to its natural beauty, each national park has something different to offer visitors:
- Yellowstone – This park has one of the world’s largest collections of geysers and hot springs, with thermal features ranging from mud pots to geysers that shoot up over 100 feet high! Visitors can also view wildlife such as bison (buffalo), elk or moose (moose). You can take a hike along one of their trails or see bears feeding on fish at Shoshone Lake during summer months when they come out onto shoreline areas where there aren’t any trees above ground level because they need sunlight too much so they’ll stay away from shade during most days unless it gets too cold outside then they’ll run into trouble if there wasn’t enough food supply left behind by other animals who died off due lack resources available for survival purposes which makes sense since those who live longer tend toward higher intelligence levels over time whereas those who don’t survive long enough may lose genetic traits through natural selection processes taking place within populations over time; however sometimes these traits might reappear later down generational lines when conditions become favorable again.”
There’s so much to do in America on the 4th of July.
There’s so much to do in America on the 4th of July. You can go camping, hiking, swimming and fishing; you can visit museums and monuments; you can take a road trip through scenic national parks like Yellowstone or Yosemite–the possibilities are endless!
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your next vacation destination, here are some places we recommend:
There are so many ways to celebrate Independence Day in America. Whether you want to head west and see incredible landscapes, explore our nation’s history or experience fireworks and food with family and friends, there’s something for everyone! If you’re looking for something new this year, check out some of our recommendations below.