With the kids out of school and you off of work, the 4th of July weekend is the best time to cross a couple of items off your summer bucket list. Sure you could just let it be a typical summer day. But why not break away from the same old routine and plan some fun 4th of July activities?
If you want to stay close to home, you can plan something as inexpensive as heating up the grill and baking patriotic desserts; or you can go all-out and plan a big barbecue for friends and family. But, if you’d rather get away for the weekend, you can plan a trip to the nearest beach — kids or sans kids — or visit patriotic landmarks. Just don’t forget to catch a firework show at the end of the night!
So, if you're still looking for some ideas, scroll through for some fun 4th of July activities
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, play a few patriotic tunes, and kick back, relax, and soak up some sun.
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.
It isn't a 4th of July celebration without fireworks! Watch the sky light up with the entire family by attending a.