In the eve of our country’s celebration of American Independence, spend the weekend in the historically rich location of Williamsburg, VA. There is something for the whole family to commemorate this holiday including American Revolution reenactments, 18th century game demonstrations, and of course some of the best amusement parks. Don’t forget to book your Fourth of July Weekend activities to these attractions:
There is no place better to pay homage to the founders of America than at the Jamestown Settlement. In honor of the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Celebration at the Yorktown Victory Center will commence July 2-4. From 9:00 am- 6:00 pm, visitors will have the opportunity to interact with Revolutionary War actors, observe artillery drills, watch military exercises, and even get a piece of real American apple pie.
Take advantage of the savings available when purchasing passes to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. The Summer Bounce pass will grant you access to both these parks as well as Colonial Williamsburg. Don’t settle with one when you have the opportunity to ride world-class roller coasters, shoot down sky-high water slides, and experience American history come to life; all for one low price.
This year, Colonial Williamsburg is planning a memorable occasion for America’s birthday on July 4th. Costumed Revolutionary War heroes will read through the entire Declaration of Independence on the courthouse steps. Following a chorus of fifes, drums, and joyous shouts, fireworks will light the sky, wishing America the happiest of birthdays.
New York has a lot to offer you this Fourth of July. Make big plans and enjoy yourself in style. If you want to see all there is to see in the city, check out the various types of tours we offer (walking, double-decker buses, boats, and more). Don’t miss the New York tradition of Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest where tens of thousands of people gather on the Fourth to watch the challenge. Bring your camera for the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks as the explosions above the Hudson River celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty and the 235th birthday of the United States! You can’t forget to reserve a luxurious hotel to stay a few days and take everything in. Check out a few of New York’s top attractions.
Get ready for a high speed thrill ride on “the Beast,” a speedboat that races at speeds up to 45 mph. It’s a cruise, water ride, and rollercoaster all-in-one! You’ll stop by the Statue of Liberty and other NY landmarks to snap a few photos. With the sun shining down, you won’t mind the splashes of water coming from up from the waves as the boat zooms around Manhattan Island. What a great way to spend the summer day before the fireworks begin!
For a unique way to spend the holiday, look no further than Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. The building houses over 200 famous celebrities for you to take photos with. Beyonce, Lance Armstrong, and Barack Obama are all in attendance and ready to “meet’ you. You can sing in the American Idol Experience or mix music with R&B megastar Usher. The Chamber of Horrors will scare you silly as you walk through this interactive attraction. You’ll have a tremendous time and this will be a nice way to get some air-conditioning during the hot day.
Your adrenaline will be pumping as you experience all the heart-racing attractions of Six Flags. The Green Lantern is one of the tallest and fastest roller coasters of its kind! Calm down a while on the 15-foot Big Wheel or 19th Century Carousel. The little ones will have a blast on the Looney Tunes-themed kiddie rides. Spend your day at this outstanding amusement park and at 10 pm catch an exciting firework display complete with rock tunes.
Nashville is one of the most patriotic capitals in America and such is evident by the extravagant activities that have been planned for this year’s Fourth of July Weekend. This upcoming holiday celebration is packed with art crawls, hot chicken festivals, the famous Riverfront fireworks display, and of course the hottest country music acts in the nation. Reserve a hotel for your family this weekend, and pick up tickets for the top attractions concerning Fourth of July Festivities.
Country music stars will be celebrating their freedom at the Grand Ole Opry this weekend with an explosion of high caliber entertainment. On July 1st, don’t miss guest performer, Darius Rucker who was 2009’s “Top New Artist.” He will join the stage with Marty Stuart, The Isaacs, The Jane Dear Girls, Ricky Skaggs, and more.
On July 2nd, momentum does not slow down at the Grand Ole Opry as the music hall continues to bring in Independence Day with a bang. The Saturday night concert will feature songwriter, showman, and Opry member, Steve Wariner. Other acts include Jimmy Wayne, Joe Diffie, and more.
Join your animal friends at the Nashville Zoo for the 2011 Red, White, and Zoo Celebration. This event is included in the price of general zoo admission and will be taking place at “Freedom” Festival Field. From 11:00 am- 4:00 pm on July 3rd, Red, White, and Zoo will consist of an inflatable obstacle course, a pie eating contest, horse shoes, an endless hotdog buffet, and so much more.
An elegant evening cruise afloat the Cumberland River in Nashville is a great option for your Fourth of July evening. From the comfort of the General Jackson Showboat, you’ll be able to see the Music City: Let Freedom Sing firework display. You can watch one of the grandest firework demonstrations in the country from the serene atmosphere of the river rather than pushing through the mass of 100,000 spectators on the Riverfront.