8. Mount Rushmore • Blackhills, SD Travel to Rapid City South Dakota and visit its most famous attraction. Mount Rushmore National Park is home to the famous mountainside carving of four of our presidents. After watching the fireworks at the National Park, visit the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota Heritage Villages to learn about the people who called the land home long before white settlers claimed it.
9. St. John’s Carnival • U.S. Virgin Islands There are parades in paradise and parties in the streets. You don’t need a passport to visit St. John, the smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The finale of the month-long St. John’s Carnival celebration is a massive parade and spectacular fireworks display on July 4th. Enjoy delicious Caribbean dishes and the beautiful beaches.