Four places called Independence, USA

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It’s almost 4 July and to mark the occasion for our American friends we’ve selected our four favourite places called Independence.

We start in Washington DC, capital of the nation, go to Philadelphia, Cradle of Independence, hit Missouri, which has the US’s biggest town named Independence, and wind up in California in the Heart of Inyo County…

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.

Library of Congress
Gilded … the Library of Congress on Independence Avenue

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

Liberty Bell
The old cracked bell … Liberty Bell Center with Independence Hall in the background

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 Today, the buildings have been preserved for the enjoyment of visitors who can explore the museum, library, historical documents and take a step back in time to witness how and where the declaration that “all men were created equal” was established.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

Independence, Missouri
Harry Truman’s house … just one of the stops on the former president’s trail

Independence, Missouri
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

Independence California
Fireworks light up the sky … over Independence, California

Independence California
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

(Images: Independence Avenue – e_tothe_ipi; Independence National Historic Park, Philadelphia – Lisa Andres; Independence, Missouri – jimbowen0306; Independence, California – four years)

Four places called Independence, USA was last modified: May 29th, 2015 by Oonagh Shiel
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