Best Cities to Celebrate Malia Obama Day

Yes, Malia Obama Day. You know what we mean and why we mean it. Fourth of July weekend is right around the corner and if you’re tired of staying in your home city to do the same thing, try swapping that out for a nearby city or even venturing out a bit further. Make the most of that paid day off! If we’ve caught your attention so far, keep reading! We’ve selected the best cities in the U.S. (or should I say North America) to celebrate this firework-filled weekend. Take your pick!

 

San Francisco, CA

 
Credit: Time Out, 28 June, 2017

Credit: Time Out, 28 June, 2017

Yes, The Bay. San Francisco is a beautiful place to be Fourth of July weekend because the San Francisco Public Library is providing free walking tours in the city, you can bike around (those hills will kill you though) and there will be tons of activities around town to celebrate the big day!

Once the sun sets head over to Pier 39 and chill until the best fireworks show in the city gets started!

 

Atlanta, GA

 
Credit: Jeff Milsteen Photography, July 2012

Credit: Jeff Milsteen Photography, July 2012

OUR HOMETOWN. FOREVER I LOVE ATLANTA.

Okay - back to our regular scheduled programming. Atlanta is for sure known for the nightlight, as it should be. The city comes alive in the night time, but Atlanta is constantly growing and there is so much to see and do now! Pay a trip here for Fourth of July weekend and experience some real fun. Also, fireworks will be popping in so many great locations, but I recommend Centennial Olympic Park or Stone Mountain!

If there are any habeshas reading this post, remember that the Ethiopian Soccer Tournament will be held in Atlanta the week of Fourth of July so that’s two reasons why the trip to the city is even more necessary!

Y’all can visit, but not move here. WE ARE FULL.

 


Las Vegas, NV

 
Credit: Thrillist, 2 July, 2018

Credit: Thrillist, 2 July, 2018

DUH! I think everyone should experience at least one Memorial Day, Labor Day or Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas. That should be one activity on everyone’s bucket list. It’s only right. Party at Drai’s and Hyde Bellagio (guaranteed celebrity sighting and a good time), but don’t miss the fireworks show at Caesar’s Palace.

I have yet to visit Las Vegas as an adult, but it’s for sure on the list! If you’ve been before or plan to head there this year, let us know how it is! *screams in jealous*

 

New York City, NY

 
Credit: New York Habitat, 25 June, 2012

Credit: New York Habitat, 25 June, 2012

New York City is New York City. You can’t make a list about where to celebrate a holiday weekend in the states and NOT include New York City. Just throw the whole list away then. The New York City skyline is unmatched and wins every time. There is ALWAYS something to do, so you’re guaranteed to have a good time.

The MTA will probably be a hot mess, but it’s all worth it.

 

Washington, D.C.

 
Credit: Washington’s Top News, 4 July, 2017

Credit: Washington’s Top News, 4 July, 2017

This is obvious. America’s capital for this holiday is only right. Watching all fireworks pop off above the many historic sites and monuments is just absolutely breathtaking. Find a spot at the National Mall, on a rooftop or even on a boat cruising down the Potomac River. There are a variety of great places to watch the famous fireworks show in this city and you will not be disappointed.

Even if you aren’t interested in being around a bunch of families with crying babies and foot traffic for the overly crowded weekend, find a bar or lounge and enjoy your night there! DC is so alive at night you can just head over to U Street because you’ll find fun on every corner!

 

Toronto, Canada

 
Credit: Pixabay, 14 August, 2013

Credit: Pixabay, 14 August, 2013

A paid day off is a paid day off, right? I mean…who says you need to stay in the states just because it’s Fourth of July weekend? Go pay our friendly Canadian neighbors a visit and see what the 6 is really about. There likely won’t be any fireworks, but there is so much to this lively city you’ll really never want to leave.

Fun fact: Every time I leave Toronto I start looking for jobs so I can find a way to stay permanently because I fall in love time and time again. Ugh, one day!

 
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