As the Fourth of July weekend winds down, fireworks are probably still spamming your Instagram feed. While we love a good picture of sparklers as much as the next guy, here are a few standout travel Instagram posts across America that captured our interest.
These yachts in the dock of Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis, Maryland
A vibrant evening display in the sky provides for evening entertainment before the fireworks even come out.
A parade float in rural Three Lakes, Wisconsin
Small towns complement big cities and help to define the American experience.
An American rodeo in Cody, Wyoming
Nothing screams proud and independent like the most American sport in the Rodeo Capital of the World. Haven’t seen a rodeo yet?
The boardwalk of Ocean City, New Jersey
We’ve come a long way from the big discovery in 1492, but we still love our boats and beaches.
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Pelicans on the move at Rock Island State Park in Washington, Wisconsin
They may not be eagles, but what’s more symbolic of freedom than birds soaring over a body of water?
Dancers at Nikki Beach Miami in Miami Beach, Florida
Celebration takes shape in all forms, and dance is just one of the many influences that shaped America’s culture. If you’re ready to dance the night away:
A baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Take me out to the ball game! American tradition at its finest.
An FDNY fire boat in East River, New York
We love that these fireman are having fun and showing a little spirit as they carry on in their duty to protect citizens.
Alexander Weisheit, a performer with the Geschwister Weisheit highwire troupe, holds a human flag pose during an American Independence Day celebration at RAF Croughton, United Kingdom, July 2, 2015. Weisheit performed this feat atop a flexible pole, 62 meters off the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton/Released) #MyIndependence #501st #england #usaf #USAFE #eucom #respect #airforce #unitedkingdom #4thofjuly #independenceday #highwire
A highwire troupe performer in Croughton, United Kingdom
American Independence Day is celebrated around the world, wherever Americans may be.
An impressive fireworks show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Okay, you’re probably sick of them by now but the U.S. is known for doing things big, and what better way to end big than with a bang!
Consider this our #latergram post, from sea to shining sea. Happy belated birthday, America!