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Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017
Usually the federal holiday in the US is celebrated with great aplomb by the country men with a plethora of celebration and festivities. People indulge in barbecues, carnivals, fairs, parades, baseball, concerts, picnics, outdoor activities and more. The day is marked with political activities, there are speeches, official ceremonies, think parades, fireworks, discussions on celebrating the history, government and tradition of the United States by the politicians.
If you are trying to figure out what more to do and make the celebration more exciting then get your travel boots on and spend the weekend vacationing in some of the country’s best places. Observe America’s freedom by mountain biking, sightseeing, climbing, rafting and other thrilling activities.
Tahoe South – The ski hills surrounding Lake Tahoe is mesmerizing, the ability to stand about anywhere near to its shore is its best feature. If you love watching fireworks then attend Lights on the Lake in Tahoe South, it is considered to be one of the largest. It is also said that the top ranked pyrotechnics displays in the country has a huge no of visitors, it draws almost 100,000 spectators each year. In fact it is one of the most visually capturing shows in the country, the fireworks in the crystal clear water with the Sierra Nevada mountain makes for an awesome view.
Head towards Deadwood in South Dakota and be a part of weekend long Gold Camp Jubliee day’s celebration that includes live music, parties, poker, tournaments, pancake breakfast and fireworks. This region is a climber’s Mecca , the area is full of routes and climbing histories. This place is more than a fun and family place to camp, one can enjoy the mount Rushmore National memorial and glance through the stunning national park. The kids can be kept busy with swimming pools, miniature golf and horse rides in the Palmer Gulch Resort.
Jacksone Hole is surrounded by breathtaking mountains; it provides an easy access to white water rafting on the legendary Snake River and other exciting Sky-high past times. Delve in the festival vibes as July 4th will have events like ‘A pancake breakfast’ and parade, grand Teton Music Festival’s Music in the Hole concert, fireworks etc – a homage to the Wild West.
Celebration in Bend starts with a Spark Your Heart 5 Km walk or run, followed by the city’s largest Pet Parade that has been in practice since 1932. Old fashioned games, handcrafted goods, photo booth and performance by local bands is what one can look forward to in Drake Park. With around 300 miles of single track, endless routes and Mt Bachelor’s lift-serviced downhill park Bend is a bicyclist’s paradise, it also offers hiking, paddling, fly fishing apart from being known for craft beer scene.
Stowe, VT will feature quaint parades, face painting, dunking booth, ice cream, biking, hiking, World’s Shortest Marathon, basically a 1.7 mile fun run and a spectacular firework. Vermont’s Long Trail, the oldest long-distance trail in the country, passes right by Stowe and sits in the shadow of Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak of 4,393 feet. The area’s original trail system consisted of rivers and streams ideal for canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
If water-sports is your thing then Lake Powell is an absolute must go, you can try boating, wake boarding, and tubing along with enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. It’s a perfect getaway for outdoor lovers with its close proximity to Phoenix and Vegas.
Travel to Monument Valley, Arizona and Utah border and explore its breathtaking park which is perfect for hiking. Revel in the 400 to 1000 foot sandstone towers and impressive natural formations. Get back to nature by heading towards the concrete jungle for some quiet and peaceful time.
So celebrate the Fourth of July in a multitude of ways with a bang, revellers can choose from the listed entertaining places and soak in the spirit of independence.