As American traditions go, this one might just be even more American than Apple Pie. The custom dates back to 1778 when the Continental Congress decided to honor the nation’s third birthday – and to do so boldly with a grand display of fireworks. More than two centuries later, the tradition continues with communities around the country celebrating America’s independence with a bang, and maybe a bite or two of Apple Pie.
When the rockets red glare this July 4, where will you be celebrating? Travelocity editors compiled this list of fireworks spectaculars, revealing some of the country’s best displays for 2006.