Traveling on Independence Day

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1. Posted by Cottonwood (Budding Member 47 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Who here travels away from your home town on Independence day of the country you live in and who does a staycation and just enjoy your home town festivals?

Personally, I do a staycation. I have never left my home on July 4th. For the last 19 years, it works out that the Resort I live next to launch's their fireworks(the BIG ones) about 200 hundred yards from my condo........ so why go anywhere?

2. Posted by Stefmuts (Budding Member 115 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Well, no Independence day like you know in Belgium, no fireworks to stay home for. As I work in the Netherlands and live in Belgium I tend to work on the Belgian bank hollidays and go shopping (In Belgium) on the Dutch ones
I do tend to stay home for Christmas and New year though

3. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 767 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

We generally stay home because of the traffic. We can see the local fireworks from our upstairs window after a barbecue in our backyard. It's not quiet but it's fun.

4. Posted by RachelB17 (Budding Member 37 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

With all the traffic on the road...staycation

5. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 804 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

We rarely travel in the summer and if we do, we go by boat. For the 4th, we just watch the fireworks on TV

Once on New Years Eve we were anchored off Key Biscayne and we could see the fireworks from Miami, Miami Beach and Coral Gables.

6. Posted by Dymphna (Budding Member 68 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

I have traveled on Independence Day. It is actually interesting. I have done it by both train and plane. As you pass through the different communities, or over them, you see the fireworks going off. Seeing fireworks from the top is fun.

7. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 767 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

We were camping in North Dakota once and were on a rather high plateau behind Bismarck. From there we could see fireworks in three different towns, Bismarck being the most impressive. Except for the very aggressive mosquitoes, it was spectacular.

8. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 699 posts) 14w Star this if you like it!

We don't have an Independence Day in England so it's not an issue ;)

But as an aside, we were once in the US on their Independence Day, staying in a B&B in Redding CA. The owner invited us to join the party she was throwing for neighbours that evening, as her garden was on a bluff overlooking the town and therefore with a prime view of the fireworks. We were made very welcome, but everyone (including us) found it amusing that we were helping to celebrate the US's independence from us!!

9. Posted by natnatroswell22 (Inactive 36 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Quoting RachelB17

With all the traffic on the road...staycation

This is what I usually do. recommendable

10. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 804 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

We were in Barbados on their independence day and there were a lot of activities (cricket match, free admission to some sites), and we've been in Spain on what I was told was their independence day and everything was closed except the bull ring and the flea market.

So while England may not have an actual Independence Day, a lot of other countries do.