Where to Celebrate the 4th of July

With summer kicking off, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll celebrate the 4th of July this year.  Chances are, you can find a fireworks display (or at least a barbecue) in or near your hometown, but if you like large gatherings, no holiday offers a sense of community like our nation’s birthday does.  Here’s a list of family-friendly places to celebrate the Fourth of July:

If it seems that East Coast cities get all the glory here, it’s true; they do, for one simple reason:  These destinations were all there for our country’s birth and/or intimately involved in its formative years, and their 4th of July traditions are well-established and acclaimed.  That doesn’t mean you can’t commence or continue your own traditions elsewhere, of course. (If you have better ideas about where to celebrate the 4th of July, please let us know in the comments below.)

Wherever you choose to celebrate the 4th of July, here’s hoping you do so in style — and savingsTravel Plus members can earn 5% cash back on flight and hotel reservations and enjoy rebates on travel conveniences.

One cautionary reminder:  Please be careful if fireworks are in your plans.

Where to celebrate the Fourth of July

How to Save Time in Airports

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“A journey is like marriage,” John Steinbeck wrote in Travels with Charley:  In Search of America.  “The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”  Steinbeck’s book focused on a road trip with his dog, but he could easily have been referring to air travel, which is packed with factors outside your control, from the weather to other travelers and more, that too often turn short jaunts into lengthy waits.  Nevertheless, there are a few tricks of the air-travel trade that can help you save time in airports: Continue reading