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Best July 4th Vacation Spots Across America (PHOTOS)

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First Posted: 06/24/11 04:21 PM ET Updated: 08/24/11 06:12 AM ET

AOL Travel News:

With its day-long beach parties, afternoon parades, nightly concerts, and dazzling fireworks, July 4th isn't an everyday holiday -- it's the birthday of the good ol' U.S. of A., and everyone's invited to the countrywide party.

Whether paying tribute to American history or just enjoying traditional summer pastimes is the name of the game, our compatriots at ShermansTravel.com put together a list of top places to celebrate July 4th.

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