Fireworks make the Fourth of July magical for people of all ages and this year is no exception and Yahoo has included them in their annual Search Trends article for the holiday.
Yahoo! Travel editor, Deborah Hopewell identifies the top destinations to take in the Fourth of July this year from classic and historic celebrations to the more adventurous and tropical, offers her top 8 locations to view fireworks and/or enjoy celebrating on the nation's birthday:
- New York: "Gift of Freedom," the 35th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks - comes in at number one "will feature more than 40,000 fireworks expertly synchronized to a dynamic score while being simultaneously set off from six barges."
- Boston Pops Orchestra concert, includes its famous 1812 Overture, complete with church bells and cannon fire next to the Charles River.
- At number three is off the mainland, in Hawaii. Lahaina, Maui hosts a "huge fireworks display that can be viewed from anywhere along the Lahaina waterfront, making for a truly unique and tropical Fourth".
- Fort Worth, TX is at number 4, but it is Willie Nelson's annual picnic and throwdown that gets the nod for its "not-to-be-missed afternoon and evening full of performances by artists from all musical genres" held in Fort Worth. With problems with fires in the state, many of its counties have banned fireworks this year and has caused some outcry.
- 5. San Francisco: Fourth of July Waterfront Celebration over San Francisco Bay.
- 6. New Orleans: 21st annual "Go 4th on the River" is a New Orleans-style party on the waterfront that culminates in the fireworks show set off from the "Dueling Barges."
- Washington, D.C.: The noontime parade travels on Constitution Avenue along the National Mall from 7th to 17th Street, followed by spectacular pyrotechnics on the National Mall, when fireworks seem to explode above the Lincoln and Washington monuments.
- South Lake Tahoe: "Lights on the Lake," where food vendors and entertainers fill the shores and docks, is ranked one of the five best fireworks displays in the nation by the American Pyrotechnics Association.
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[Source: Y! Search blog]