Take all of those adorable red, white, and blue recipes you made and celebrate with a picnic in the park.
Get active on your day off and grab some friends for a group bike ride before all the eating and partying begins.
If you're lucky enough to live near or within driving distance of a beach, pack up for a fun day in the sun. If you stay until the evening, expect to see fireworks.
Looking for low-key 4th of July? Use your day off to explore a new neighborhood park as a family.
Sometimes with holiday plans, less is more. Invite friends over, make delicious summer drinks, maybe play a few patriotic tunes, and then kick back, relax, and soak up some sun.
It isn't a 4th of July celebration without fireworks! Watch the sky light up with the entire family by attending a.
Take your family out to the neighborhood park for some friendly competition — or nab tickets to a game at your closest stadium.
Wake up early and put on your patriotic best, because if your town is hosting a 4th of July parade, you'll want front row seats!
Skip the crowded theaters and in your backyard! You can watch patriotic classics like Yankee Doodle Dandy or Independence Day.
Stop by on July 4th — from the Liberty Bell to the Grand Canyon, there are plenty of bucket list-worthy spots to explore.
Bust out the drums (a.k.a. pots and pans) and other makeshift instruments, then encourage your kids to sing along to American classics like "The Star Spangled Banner" and "This Land Is Your Land."
Speaking of food, why not impress your family and friends with a summer cookout? Make some of our favorite recipes that'll feed a large crowd.