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Your Guide to the Hottest Destinations for July 4

July 4th Travel Deals on Buses & Trains

America’s birthday is right around the corner. Whether you want to spend your July 4 on the beach or in the heart of the city, there’s a destination waiting just for you! From Boston to Los Angeles, cities across the U.S. are getting ready to host some of their most extravagant celebrations.

Use Wanderu to find cheap bus and train tickets from various carriers, including Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus and more. Join your family and friends to celebrate this  Independence Day without having to break the bank!

Traveling for the fourth of July doesn’t have to be extraordinarily expensive, especially if you book your trip in advance. So, pick a destination and travel in style without having to worry about spending a fortune.

Check out the best cities to celebrate July 4!


New York

Experience Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular at the waterfront or cruise down the East River on a boat. You wouldn’t want to miss what is promised to be the best show in years! View Deals>

Washington, D.C.

Spend your July 4 in Washington, D.C. and catch the National Independence Day Parade in the morning or snag a spot on the National Mall in the evening for the fireworks show. You won’t run out of things to do in the nation’s capital! View Deals>

Photo of Boston from the Boston Harbor.

The Charles River Esplanade is the place to be in Boston on July 4. In the city’s most beloved celebration, watch the spectacular fireworks show over the Charles River accompanied by the Boston Pops orchestra. View Deals>


Cheap bus and train travel from Philadelphia.

If you’re going to celebrate the day America was founded, you might as well head to the place where it all happened! Party the day away on Benjamin Franklin Parkway with delicious food, drinks and entertainment. View Deals>

Los Angeles

You will not be bored in Los Angeles on July 4. With celebrations at every corner of the city, you can pick and choose exactly what you want to do! Explore the City of Angels and find your favorite one. View Deals>


A city that is no stranger to celebrations this year with the Cubs’ World Series win, Chicago will be a hotspot for July 4. This year’s lakefront fireworks show at Navy Pier is shaping up to be one of the biggest in the city’s history! View Deals>


Spend fourth of July in Portland where you can enjoy the fireworks from Fort Vancouver or Oaks Park. For some nontraditional fun, head out on a haunted pub tour through the city. If you’re traveling with a large group, there’s always something for everyone in Portland! View Deal>


If you’re looking to spend the day at Orlando’s theme parks, you’ll find all-day celebrations at each one. However, if you wish to celebrate outside of the parks, be sure to stop by the free Fireworks at the Fountain event with your family and friends! View Deals>


Cheap bus and train travel from Dallas.

With a handful of concerts and firework shows, Dallas-Fort Worth will light up this July 4. Join your family and friends for some free, outdoor fun! View Deals>

Fourth of July is fast approaching! To be sure you won’t miss out on the fun, book your trips in advance with Wanderu at or through the Wanderu app.

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Abigail Flavin

Abigail Flavin

As a university student, Abigail has seldom found herself in the same place for too long. Growing up in a small town, she takes advantage of any and all opportunities to travel. Having already explored parts of Europe and the Southeast Pacific, the next adventure is right around the corner.

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