July 4th Festivities: Staying Home or Braving the Crowds?

July 4th Festivities: Staying Home or Braving the Crowds?

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Rachael Grad
Jul 2, 2009

The Independence Day (July 4th) weekend in DC means huge crowds of tourists, traffic delays, and fantastic fireworks. In past years, we've watched the fireworks from U Street rooftops, friends' balconies in Columbia Heights, and the Marine Corps Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington (great view, fewer people). We've never been brave enough to hit the crowded National Mall. Do you plan to stay in or go out this July 4th holiday? If you're staying in, will you invite friends and family over? Survey and more info on July 4th in DC below the jump...

Have you braved The National Mall in DC on July 4th?

July 4th in DC:
• About.com has a list of events going on this weekend in DC and a great map of places to watch the fireworks in DC, Virginia, and Maryland.
Fourth of July Guide from The Washingtonian Magazine

(Images: Ssgt. Lono Kollars via Wikipedia; gb2379 on SmugMug)

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