BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Fourth of July festivities usually lead travelers down two routes: the obvious and the obscure. This is a good year for both.
With major cities like Chicago cutting back on Fourth of July fireworks displays and Detroit and corporate partner Target (TGT) holding fireworks any day but the fourth, holiday travelers are torn.
Do they attend big-budget blowouts sponsored by Macy's (M), Liberty Mutual or Bank of America (BAC) with millions of their closest friends or smaller events that enjoy steady, if not always substantial or even stateside, support?
With the patience of a station-wagon driver who's endured nearly 1,776 recitations of "are we there yet?" TheStreet has put together a list of familiar and far-flung festivities. Here are 10 Independence Day destinations that range from the nation's biggest birthday party to a friendly little picnic:
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