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8 cheap July 4 destinations that will spark up your holiday weekend

Rebecca Waldron is freelance writer who recently relocated to sunny Chandler, Arizona, from Denver. She enjoys everything from shopping and fashion to learning how to surf, and she loves spending time with her two dogs, Play Doh and Brut...

The best places to get your 4th of July on across the U.S.

We know what you're thinking — the 4th of July is the perfect excuse to book a weekend getaway and break up the summer. If you're not in the mood for the same old, same old this year (because even backyard barbecues get old after a while), the odds are that there's a fun Independence Day destination a short drive or plane ride away.

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You can make this 4th of July memorable by visiting one of these top fireworks-viewing spots with the family, girlfriends or even as a solo trip. Because someone had to say it, we predict it'll be a "blast:"

1. Imperial Beach, San Diego

The best places to get your 4th of July on across the U.S.
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Ah, who doesn't love the beach during summer? It seriously doesn't get much better then being steps away from the sand, looking off the patio into a picture perfect view of the Pacific Ocean. This July 4, head to San Diego's Imperial Beach where you can reserve a beachfront rental for $1,000 per week — perfect for a family of four or two couples. Not only can you have fun at the beach, but with Coronado just 10 minutes away, you can also enjoy the awe-inspiring fireworks display over Glorietta Bay.

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