It’s almost 4 July and to mark the occasion for our American friends we’ve selected our five favourite places called Independence. For cheap flights to the United States year-round – not just on Independence Day – visit www.cheapflights.co.uk.
Independence Avenue, Washington DC
Where better to experience Independence Day than in the capital city itself? Home to the President and First Family, the celebrations in DC are the nation’s most famous. They start from first thing in the morning with a parade along Constitution Avenue and culminate in a glorious fireworks display over the Washington Monument. Visitors can enjoy heading to the White House Visitor Centre for games, crafts and other celebrations as well as concerts on the Washington Monument grounds and Capitol Hill. Also, not to be missed is a visit to Independence Avenue located along the Mall where the parade takes place. Historic sites on the Avenue include the famous and breath-taking Library of Congress, the United States Botanic Garden, and Capitol Hill. Search and compare: cheap flights to Washington DC
Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia
For those who’d like to get to know the Declaration of Independence, this is the place to visit. The Park is where both the Declaration and the Constitution were written. Situated in the city of Philadelphia meant that it also served as the nation’s first capital. Today, the buildings have been preserved for the enjoyment of visitors who can explore the museum, library, historical documents and take a step back in time to witness how and where the declaration that “all men were created equal” was established. Search and compare: cheap flights to Philadelphia
Hailed as the US’ biggest town named Independence, it’s also the hometown of famous US President Harry S. Truman and pays tribute to him with various tourist attractions including his home, library and museum, farm, walking tour of Truman’s favourite sites, and even a mobile phone tour of his neighbourhood. The town is also steeped in history offering a Wagon Swales and Walking Trail tour, an 1859 Jail Marshal’s Home and Museum, and various Civil War sites. Search and compare: cheap flights to Missouri
This rural town boasts the deepest valley in North America (deeper than the Grand Canyon) amid what are widely acknowledged as the world’s most striking mountain ranges. Given its name, it’s no surprise that the 4th of July is an important event here, recognised by a ‘traditional celebration,’ starting with a flag raising ceremony at 6:15 a.m. and running right into the night. Activities include a pancake breakfast, sporting events, an arts and crafts show, a parade, a barbeque, live music and a spectacular display of fireworks after dark. Search and compare: cheap flights to California