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SoCal’s Best Fourth Of July Celebrations

From family friendly parades, muscled and tanned men and women competing at the beach to fireworks spectaculars you’ll find the best family- friendly 4th of July events listed here.

CBS Los Angeles–06/21/2013

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Best Places To Watch Fireworks In LA

No Fourth of July is ever complete without fireworks. Los Angeles is filled with great places to watch Fourth of July fireworks from local parks and beaches to restaurants and entertainment stadiums.

CBS Los Angeles–06/21/2013

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Best Fourth Of July Parties In Los Angeles

Sure, you’ll find backyard grilling and spectacular fireworks this Fourth of July, but in LA’s backyard, you’ll also find gourmet picnics, yacht parties, martinis, manicures and, in true Hollywood fashion, Josh Groban serenading the city.

06/20/2013

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Best Fourth Of July Parties Around LA

Throughout LA’s chirpy landscape, festivals, parades, concerts and barbecues will be in full swing to celebrate in grand fashion the rich history and traditions of the United States.

CBS Los Angeles–06/20/2013

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Best Fourth Of July Parties In OC

Fireworks and hot dogs are going to occur on the Fourth of July whether you’re partying or not, but Orange County has plenty of places to enjoy Independence Day.

CBS Los Angeles–06/20/2013

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Make Your Own Patriotic Gear For July 4th

Have some fun with a DIY Fourth of July!

06/17/2013

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4th Of July Party Essentials

Creating a memorable family gathering for the Fourth doesn’t have to be fussy or complicated. Here’s how to set a sizzling table, serve a crowd-pleasing meal, and keep everyone entertained with minimal effort or hassle.

06/17/2013

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Best Places To Watch Fourth Of July Fireworks In Orange County

While fireworks options in Orange County abound, five viewing areas stand above the rest. These not-to-be-missed Fourth of July events are perfect for the whole family, with festivals and fireworks displays like none other.

06/16/2013

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Best Places To See Fireworks In OC

The 2012 fireworks were spectacular, and this year, Orange County is again serving up a number of choices for your pyrotechnic viewing pleasure.

CBS Los Angeles–06/16/2013

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Water Safety: How To Keep The Kids Safe Around The Beach Or Pool

Whether planning a beach vacation this summer or staying closer to home at the neighborhood pool, be mindful of water safety and how to keep the kids safe.

05/12/2013

Fireworks explode over the Rose Bowl during 4th of July Taste of America. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)

Breaking From The Usual On The Fourth Of July

Fireworks displays happen everywhere on July 4th. But some cities and towns put a unique spin on this American holiday.

06/25/2012

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The History Of July 4th

4th of July means barbeques and fireworks. But it’s also arguably the most important day in our country’s history. Learn why.

06/18/2012

Champion Eaters Compete In Nathan's Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest

Competitive Eating, As American As It Gets

Competitive eating is as American as (lots of) apple pie. What does it take to be competitive in the world of competitive eating?

06/18/2012

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Behind The Fireworks – Interview With Producer Of Country’s Largest Fireworks Display

Pyro Spectaculars produces some of the biggest July 4th fireworks displays. We talked to them about their plans for this year.

06/18/2012

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Best Places To Watch 4th of July Fireworks Around Los Angeles

Make this 4th of July one filled with long-lasting memories and plenty of good times at the best fireworks displays in the city.

06/15/2012

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Fourth Of July Fireworks

Fireworks are the traditional way to celebrate the July 4th holiday. See some of our nation’s finest displays.

Yellowstone National Park

Our Country’s National Parks

National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.

On July 25, 1990, Barr performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Cincinnati Reds. What will go down in history as probably the worst rendition ever, Barr offended many including President George H.W. Bush, who called her rendition “disgraceful.” (Photo: AP) Click Here for Video

Best, Worst Versions of the National Anthem

Patriotic flags, cuisines and tunes abound on July 4th. The Star Spangled Banner, the most patriotic of American songs, is played on radios, sung by musicians and hummed at barbeques. Famous renditions by singers vary […]

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Fourth of July Patriotic Fashion Ideas

This Fourth of July, wear your patriotic spirit on your sleeve…or face, or feet, or anywhere! Here are some cool, weird, and funny July Fourth inspired fashion ideas using America’s national colors of red, white […]

Named for the iconic comic book superhero, The Incredible Hulk roller coaster features a unique uphill launch at the beginning of the ride that reaches a speed of 40 miles per hour in two seconds.  Through seven full inversions, 100-foot drops and a weightless "zero g" roll, you simulate the power of the Hulk’s transformation. (Photo Credit: daryl_mitchell)

Best Roller Coasters Across the USA

A summer vacation just doesn’t feel complete without a trip to an amusement park. And for most of us, the highlight of every theme park visit is a rocking, shocking, heart-racing roller coaster! Lucky for […]

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