Four DC Experiences to Celebrate the Fourth of July


America’s favorite holiday is just around the corner, and of all places, our nation’s capital knows how to celebrate it best. From apple pie and hot dogs to baseball and barbeques, Washington DC has it all. In fact there’s so much going on this Fourth of July it could be a little overwhelming. So sit back, grab a Budweiser and check out this list of our four favorite ways to celebrate the fourth.

1. Marvel at the fireworks show

The National Mall puts on one of the best fireworks shows in the country. Rally the family and stake our your seats early so you don’t miss the 9:10 pm performance! Want to beat the crowd? There are plenty of other places to watch this Fourth of July spectacle. Try out a rooftop bar, terrace, or book an Independence Day cruise, and catch the show from the water.

2. Dabble in some traditional American eats

It’s no secret that American’s love their food, so while you’re in DC you might as well get your fill! Stop by Ben’s Chili Bowl to fill yourself up with a DC staple, or grab some backyard American BBQ at one of our capitals many BBQ hot spots. Your day won’t be complete without a stop at Dangerously Delicious Pies for some homemade apple pie.

3. Catch a Washington Nationals game

What better way to spend the Fourth of July than indulging in America’s favorite pastime? Our Washington Nationals will be playing a 3-game series over the Fourth of July weekend, so nab your tickets now!

4. Truly honor Independence Day

Channel your inner patriotism on your DC trip to immerse yourself in our country’s culture. Head to the Star Spangled Banner Exhibit to get a glimpse of the American Flag that inspired our National Anthem!

If you’re coming from out-of-town, or even within the metropolis book a DC area stay to make your vacation smoother. American Inn of Bethesda has become home to many DC visitors, so book now before this Fourth of July weekend sells out!