The 4th of July is a great way to celebrate all that our amazing country has to offer, and to appreciate the freedom and opportunity we are given each and every day. There’s no better way to be festive and American on this American holiday than to get outside and take in the beautiful scenery and fresh air.
If you want to celebrate our great land the right way, but are at a loss as to how to plan your Fourth of July adventure, check out these 4 ways to enjoy the outdoors on the Fourth.
Take a trip to the beach
July is the perfect month to enjoy a relaxing trip to the beach to begin with; the weather is sunny and warm, the ocean water begins to heat up, and people are on island time enjoying the summer. Since this American holiday attracts flocks of beach-goers, you’re sure to be presented with endless festivities and even make some new friends. During the Fourth, beach towns are usually buzzing with festivals, live music, and decorations to get people in patriotic spirits, so you won’t have to worry about planning a full schedule. At the end of your day of sunbathing and making sandcastles, gather your friends or family on the beach to watch fireworks, likely set off from a barge off the shore. Afterall, isn’t the Fourth about coming together and celebrating and appreciating our beautiful nation?
Go to the lake
If you can’t manage to plan a beach trip for the Fourth of July, why not plan a fun day or weekend trip to the lake? Gather some friends to take a boat out, or bring some lawn chairs and a picnic to the shore to enjoy relaxing summer vibes. Either way, being on the water keeps you in perspective of everything to be grateful for, and reminds you that life is good. Going to the lake on the Fourth is sure to be a festive outing with fireworks at dusk and people coming together to celebrate.
Hike a mountain trail
Breathing in the fresh outdoors while fitting in good physical exercise is a great way to celebrate your Fourth of July. Even if you’re staying in town around the holiday, hiking outdoors is something you can do most anywhere to enjoy the natural flora and fauna of America. Gather up a big group of friends or even just a few family members to plan a hiking trip and really appreciate the landscape and view. Whether you’re in the mood for walking a short woodsy trail or tackling an all-day mountain hike, you’ll be sure to have time at the end to relax and enjoy an evening fireworks show.
Camp in the outdoors
You can even take your hiking trip to the next level by spending the night in a tent or RV. Camping is a great way to immerse yourself in the outdoors while celebrating this great American holiday. It forces you to go off the grid with minimal technology so that you can really spend quality time with your friends and family to appreciate what’s truly important in life. At the