06/27/2012 09:53 am ET

July Fourth Travel: Best Cities For Celebrating America's Birthday (VIDEO)

The Fourth of July is a pretty awesome holiday, what with all the fireworks, cookouts, brews, and parades. Chances are, most travelers already know exactly where they will be spending America's birthday. But, for those last minute planners who are itching to hit the road next week, we have a few suggestions.

Given the established awesomeness of the occasion, it's pretty hard not to celebrate somewhere that will be great. But, for a bit of inspiration, we present the top cities to celebrate Independence Day.

For even more Fourth of July fun, here are 20 more killer places to celebrate the Fourth. Plus, check out eight quintessentially American Fourth of July celebrations and our ranking of the 15 of the biggest fireworks shows in America.