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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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Courtesy of Myrtle Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Thousands of people will gather along the sandy shores with blankets and chairs to watch the fireworks.

Celebrate all day: Sample local fare and watch the free Fourth of July Boat Parade in Murrells Inlet.

Showtime: At dusk, various piers will launch fireworks that can be seen anywhere on the beach.

Best view: Locals say the show is best with barbecue. Grab a pulled-pork sandwich from the Little Pigs BBQ vendor, and find a spot on a blanket on the sand.

After the show: Wander around the nearby fishing village of Murrells Inlet;

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