4 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July in DC

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What better place to be on the 4th of July than the Nation’s Capital?!  Here are 4 of the many awesome ways you can celebrate America this weekend:

1.)  Watch the fireworks on the National Mall

It’s tough to beat the view of fireworks against the DC skyline of monuments and memorials.  Watching the fireworks is probably the highlight of the Independence Day celebrations in Washington and anywhere on the National Mall is the best (but busiest!) place to watch.  Stake out your spot with a blanket, beach chairs and a picnic basket full of food and lots of water. Then get there early for the best viewing.

2.) Visit the American History Museum!

Take a break from the fireworks and barbecues and don’t forget to reflect on why we celebrate the 4th of July in the first place!  Take a guided walking tour of the National Museum of American History and learn about some of the biggest Myths and Misconceptions of American History.  Tours start at 1:30 PM Saturday and Sunday.  Your tour reservation grants you express entry into the Museum as well—find out more info here: www.nationalmalltours.com/walking-tours

3.) Catch a free concert at the U.S. Capitol

Find a spot on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol for A Capitol Fourth, which begins at 8 p.m. The concert commonly features a star-studded lineup of musicians and a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture by the National Symphony Orchestra during the grand finale of the fireworks over the National Mall. Get a sneak peek of the concert (with fewer crowds) and attend the full dress rehearsal held on July 3 at 8 p.m. Gates open at 3 p.m. on Monday.

4.) Pay a visit to George’s house!

Stop by the home of our first president and tour the grounds of the beautiful Mount Vernon Estate.  We recommend riding to Mt. Vernon from Bike and Roll’s Alexandria location and taking a boat or bus home.  Our Bike and Boat and Bike and Bus packages are running all weekend long and are operational on Monday the 4th as well! Reserve your spot now: http://bikeandrolldc.com/tour/mount-vernon-by-bike-and-boat/