Why not watch the light-up-the-night displays in a city that puts on a big bash?
In New York City, Macy's Fourth of July fireworks on the river are famous (- and our About.com Guide for Manhattan has tips about the best viewing spots.) Boston throws a giant party called Harborfest, DC has a giant Independence Day Parade; in LA, the Rose Bowl has Americafest, with Family Fun Festival and the "biggest and best fireworks show in Southern California"...
- See Fourth of July Festivities in many cities
*Photo courtesy of Disney World.