The Fourth of July is upon us. Today that means hotdogs, bodies of water, beer, parades, barbecues, carnivals, baseball games, and of course the fireworks in the starry sky. The first celebration, in 1777, also rocked fireworks, but also hooted and hollered around bonfires and while jangling bells.
Regardless of how you wish America happy birthday, CheapTickets has compiled its data and tracked down the top destinations over this long Independence Day weekend in the USA. On the list are cities—like Las Vegas, Chicago and Boston—that know how to turn up the volume with their patriotic bashes.
Top Fourth of July destination data based on CheapTickets.com air demand for travel between July 1 and July 5, 2016 as of June 7, 2016. Average airfare calculated on June 8, 2016 by taking the average price for all air bookings in the listed destination for travel between July 1 and July 5, 2016. Average hotel rates calculated on June 8, 2016 by taking the average price for all hotel bookings in the listed destinations for travel between July 1 and July 5, 2016.
Lauren Spiler is a freelance journalist based in Athens, Georgia, but most call her Spiler.