Independence DayJune 12, 2013
Independence Day is commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence and honors the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States of America. However, for many Independence Day marks one of the best weekends of summer. The start of summer brings a lot of fun and exciting things to do over the holiday.
Some of the most popular Independence Day weekend activities include:
Having a Barbecue
Often synonymous with the summer season, it is one of the best ways to get your family and friends together this Independence Day. Plan your guest list and menu based on your budget and enjoy a fun day in the yard partying with your loved ones.
Shop Holiday Sales
Most retail stores, malls and outlets offer big savings during Independence Day. Even auto dealers offer discounted pricing for the holiday. Do your research ahead of time. Read the ads; visit the web sites of your favorite retailers; learn who is offering specials on that big purchase that you have been planning to get, but have been waiting to buy for the right price. If you plan ahead you can take advantage of the deals early in the morning, you will have the afternoon and evening to celebrate the holiday with your family and friends.
Enjoy the Sun and Water
If you are lucky enough to live near a body of water, Independence Day is the perfect time to get out and enjoy it. You can get out on the water by spending an afternoon at a lake or at the beach with your kids, renting jet skis or kayaks, or simply getting out to photograph birds and other wildlife. You could also find your favorite spot and enjoy a lazy afternoon of fishing. Independence Day is for relaxing, so make sure you remember the Motioneaze and everyone will enjoy their time on the water.
Many communities have concerts, fairs, and parades to get people out to enjoy the weather for the weekend. Take advantage of these activities within your community as they are often inexpensive or even free ways to get your family out of the house for the weekend. This would also be a good time to take your children to a nearby history or military museum. This is not only a great family outing, but a valuable learning experience.
Hit the Road
Independence Day is also a popular holiday for travel. Tens of millions of people will be traveling for Independence Day weekend. It is estimated that over 30 million people will be traveling by car and 2 million will be traveling by plane this Independence Day weekend. Follow the crowd and plan a trip for your family. Road trips are often less expensive and its fun to stop and sight see along the way.
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