The Fourth of July ranks as one of America’s most significant holidays. The tradition of celebrating Independence Day dates back to the 18th century, following the passing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Today, most folks celebrate the Fourth by gathering with family, enjoying a sumptuous home barbecue, watching a baseball game, or attending an Independence Day parade. You and yours can enjoy this landmark holiday this year by taking a relaxing, fun-filled Smoky Mountains, New York City and Asheville 4th of July vacation. Here are several locations worth visiting.
The lovely city of Sedona sits in the middle of the picturesque Arizona landscape and offers several thrilling activities. If you want an epic outdoor experience, Sedona offers over 80 hiking trails, with some of the most renowned ones being Cathedral Rock, Courthouse Butte Loop, and Oak Creek. You can also explore the area on several biking trails, including Broken Arrow Trail, Little Horse, or Huckaby Trail. If you prefer touring the terrain on four wheels, Sedona features private Jeep and Hummer tours that are ideal for the whole gang. The Grand Canyon National Park sits almost two hours from Sedona and features excellent views of the Grand Canyon. Sedona’s food scene is as vibrant as its outdoors and offers several world-class restaurants such as Golden Goose American Grill, Cafe Jose Restaurant, and Casa Sedona Restaurant.
Asheville for the 4th of July
Asheville is a North Carolina holiday gem and sits along The Old North State’s Blue Ridge Mountains. This scenic location receives over 10 million visitors yearly thanks to an expansive variety of great attractions. For starters, you can check out the North Carolina Arboretum, which features several hundred acres of deciduous forest and ten miles of hiking and biking trails. If you want epic views of the area’s native wild elk, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park features a thriving population of these majestic animals. The French Broad River offers kayaking, canoe trips, stand-up paddleboarding, and tube rentals for the ultimate aquatic adventure. Asheville also offers several waterfalls you can enjoy on a relaxing drive, including Soco Falls, Looking Glass Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Toxaway Falls, Dry Falls, and Glassmine Falls. The Asheville food scene features several renowned eateries, such as Cúrate and Chai Pani serving delightful Spanish and Indian menus, respectively.
Smoky Mountains, Tennessee-North Carolina
Smoky Mountains is a famous vacation spot offering tons of plant and animal life and an unrivaled aesthetic appeal of the surrounding ancient mountains. Spring and summer feature a colorful explosion of wildflowers, with species such as trout lilies, trillium, wild geranium, and orchids on display. Smoky Mountains also offers several historic park roads, including the 11-mile loop through Cades Cove, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Roaring Forks Motor Nature Trail, perfect for a relaxing afternoon drive. If you’re looking for breathtaking views atop Tennessee’s highest point, Clingsman Dome is the ideal go-to. The dome stands at an incredible 6,643 feet, offering remarkable views of the surrounding landscape. Paddle Fontana Lake is an excellent spot for water activities, including canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing. You can rent a boat in Nantahala Outdoor Center or Fontana Village and take a day trip as you explore 240 miles of the lake’s shoreline. If you want to grab a bite, some of the Smoky Mountains most famous restaurants include Haywood Smokehouse, Frogs Leap Public House, and Clyde’s Restaurant.
New York City, New York
At nearly 400 years old, New York City is a financial, commercial, and cultural hub offering many iconic attractions. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum is a must-see in New York City and serves as a tribute to the almost 3,000 victims of the 2001 tragedy. The museum spans 110,000 square feet and relays plenty of information on the attack. A trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the famous Empire State Building. This Manhattan beauty offers breathtaking views of the city’s highlights and is a perfect place for family time. If you want a better vantage point, the One World Observatory offers panoramic views from the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors. Other New York City attractions include the Grand Central Terminal, Brooklyn Bridge, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bryant Park, and the Statue of Liberty.
Book Your Independence Day Rental Today
The Fourth of July will always hold a special place on the US calendar as it celebrates the birth of American independence. This Fourth, why not skip the usual family dinner and head out with your loved ones for a thrilling getaway? At Mighty Tree Properties, we offer quality rentals in Sedona, Asheville, the Smoky Mountains, New York City, California, and Missouri for your Independence Day vacation. Our rentals feature comfortable and spacious interiors with ample amenities to ensure a stress-free stay for you and your family. Contact us today to book your preferred Independence Day rental.