July 4th Getaways: Old School, New Ways

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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