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The Top RV Destinations to Celebrate the Fourth of July

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A Trip Through the Land of the Free

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Hand-held American flag? Check. Patriotic shades? Obviously. Color-changing campfire flames? Necessary. Portable grill with all the accessories? Definitely make sure you’ve got that! America’s birthday is almost upon us — and that means good food, great fun, and minor explosions. (Only safe ones, we promise!) Why not use the holiday weekend as an excuse to take an RV trip?

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To Each His (or Her) Own

July Vacation Ideas

Although just about every American town hosts its own Fourth of July celebration, many campers see Fourth of July as the perfect excuse to take one of many summer getaways or last-minute vacations. And why not? Pretty much anywhere you go, the weather’s going to be gorgeous, and the kids are out of school anyhow.

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Fourth of July Travel

If you’re looking for Fourth of July travel deals, don’t forget about the savings you can find when you rent an RV through RVshare. Our peer-to-peer market offers substantial discounts off of traditional dealership prices!

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6. Whitefish, Montana

Whitefish Lake is already high on many campers’ travel bucket lists, and if you’re looking for a great Fourth of July event, this might just be the ideal time. Better still: the town’s stunning, shoreside fireworks display is absolutely free of charge.

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9. Seward, Nebraska

They don’t call themselves “America’s Fourth of July City” for nothing! The small town of Seward, Nebraska has been hosting an all-out Independence Day bash since all the way back in 1868, so you can rest assured they know a thing or two about how to host a great patriotic celebration. From classics like fireworks and a parade to novelties like car and craft shows, Seward’s event truly offers something for everyone.

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10. Your Own Backyard

There’s no denying it: they call it America, the Beautiful for a reason. And no matter where you are across this beautiful country of ours, so long as you have the right company and some great eats, you’re all set for the Fourth of July celebration — especially if you rent an RV to use as home base. (And, alright, some sparklers and patriotic decor won't hurt, either.)

And if you’ve just gotta get out there and experience a celebration, simply search for “free fourth of July events near me” to see what cost-free patriotic fun is going on in your area. And while you're at it, find an RV rental near you, too!

Happy Independence Day, campers! Enjoy exploring the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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