Since the Fourth of July this year falls in the middle of the week, chances are you have a couple days off to celebrate. If you want to take advantage of the long weekend and use it to explore a new city and experience some different scenery while still exhibiting your patriotism, there are a lot of great places to go. There are so many interesting places within the US to travel to that are known for their all-out Fourth of July celebrations.

If you have a particularly strong case of wanderlust this July, check out these 4 great places to travel on the Fourth.

Washington D.C.

As the nation’s capital, you can expect full-blown patriotic celebrations during the Fourth of July in Washington D.C. From visiting the historic national monuments to perusing the Museum of Natural History, there’s no shortage of fun and historic activities to partake in at the capital. Start the day off by watching National Independence Day Parade or by catching the Washington Nationals’ ball game. Wrap up the day’s patriotic festivities by enjoying a spectacular free fireworks show covering the D.C sky.

Boston, Massachusetts

It’s no secret why historic Boston is a top place to visit on the Fourth of July. As one of the oldest cities in the U.S. and for its key role in the American Revolution, Boston is an incredible place to fully take in and appreciate America’s history. The Fourth of July is all about commemorating the independence that we achieved as our own nation, and what better way to that than visiting the hotspot of colonial rebellion during the American Revolution? While in Boston, you can also catch an all-American game of baseball one of America’s most famous baseball stadiums, Fenway Park.

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is known for its famous crimson bridge and cable cars, but did you know it’s also known for its patriotic festivities on the Fourth of July? As a previous buzzing port for early American immigrants, San Francisco is rich with a culture that epitomizes the American dream and melting pot. Head down to Pier 39 to catch some live music and a glimpse of the wild sea lions off the pier, or peruse the unique shops and eateries lining the streets. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or picnic table for the firework show over the bay at dark.

Charleston, SC

If you’re wanting to celebrate our great country all the while being close to the beach, take a trip to the oldest and largest city in South Carolina. Walk the historic cobblestone streets and take in the beautiful, yet eerie sight of the Spanish moss-covered oak trees before partaking in busy activities of the day. Convene at Riverfront Park in North Charleston for North Charleston’s big 4th of July festival with live music, food, vendors, and fun activities. You can also stay close to the beach and enjoy Patriots Point 4th of July Blast aboard the historic USS Yorktown’s Flight Deck.