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Start planning now for your 2016 Fourth of July!

MHF American FlagWe hope everyone had a safe and happy Fourth of July! As you know,when it comes to celebrating the birth of a country, no one does it quite like Americans. All over the United States, people gather for burgers, barbecue, and, of course fireworks. It’s food and fun for the whole family!

We know how our RVing audience likes to travel, so we wanted to provide a few locations that you might want to start planning to visit next year when Independence Day rolls around. It’s never too soon to start planning to get a spot at the best festivities.

Chicago, Illinois

MHF Chicago 4th of July
The best time to visit Chicago is during the summer—at least, that’s what all of the locals say. Parks are at their most beautiful and the weather is pleasant. Fireworks displays take place all over the Chicagoland area, but the most notable is the Navy Pier Freedom Fest. Watch a fireworks spectacular, set to inspiring music, from the top of a building overlooking Lake Michigan, or take one of several dinner cruises celebrating the Fourth. If you have the time, stick around until July 8th, when the annual Taste of Chicago festival kicks off.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MHF Philly 4th of July

Take a trip back to where our country began with a trip to Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. The city celebrates the holiday with a parade through the historic district and a concert on the parkway. After that, catch the fireworks show over the Museum of Art. Then, stay in the city for a few days and tour some of the historic sites, like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. It’s the perfect way to gain a real appreciation for the holiday.

Washington, D.C.

MHF Washington DC 4th of July

The only place more patriotic than Philly on the Fourth of July is Washington. The nation’s capital pulls out all of the stops for their celebration, A Capitol Fourth: a parade at the National Mall, a performance by the National Symphony Orchestra, and an evening fireworks show that will bring a tear to your eye, lighting up the city’s monuments in breathtaking color.

Wherever you go, an RV is the perfect way to get there. You can stay comfortable no matter where you end up for next year’s holiday!