Top Spots to Celebrate the Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day by the sea with parades, fresh fare, contests, and activities that will keep you entertained from morning to fireworks.

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Charleston, South Carolina
Photo courtesy of Patriots Point

Charleston, South Carolina

Listed as one of the "Top 5 Independence Day Celebrations" by the The New York Times, the Fourth of July Blast at Patriots Point draws a huge crowd looking for fun activities and a stunning fireworks display.

Celebrate all day: The celebration on the landside begins at 4 p.m. and features attractions for the whole family. Tour the historic U.S.S. Yorktown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hear U.S. veterans share their stories of honor and bravery.

Showtime: The spectacular fireworks show, set to patriotic music, kicks off around 9 p.m. from the deck of the U.S.S. Yorktown and explodes over the Charleston Harbor.

Best view: On the shore of Patriots Point at Charleston Harbor

After the show: Discover more of the coast at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park; patriotspoint.org.

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