american flag and sparklerHappy Fourth of July! What are your plans for the holiday?

Have you decked out your golf cart or bike for the Sullivan’s Island Fourth of July Parade and Festival?

Lounging at one of the beaches all day? Taking the boat out? If you’re looking for a good, quick holiday-themed beach or boat read, hop over to Charleston Home magazine, and print out this article.
It’s a classic.

How are you planning to get your fireworks fix? Are you heading over to Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant tonight? Or Front Beach for the Isle of Palms fireworks display? Or to Folly Beach for their fireworks displayed from the ocean? Maybe you’ve decided to enjoy the live music and fireworks at North Charleston’s Fourth of July Festival at Riverfront Park? They say their display is the largest in South Carolina.

Is a dinner cruise more your style? If so, you’ll get a great view of the fireworks from the Charleston Harbor! There are a couple of 4th of July dinner cruises departing from downtown Charleston: the Blues and BBQ Cruise aboard the Carolina Belle and the Firefly Fireworks Cruise aboard the Carolina Queen paddle boat. There is also a two-hour sailboat cruise that invites you to bring your own picnic dinner.

If you’re hanging out downtown for the evening, perhaps you’re headed over the Charleston Aquarium for their family-friendly 4th of July celebration? Hope you have your tickets — this one always sells out!

Are you doing something a little quieter, like going for a nighttime kayak or paddleboard trip through the marsh near Folly Beach (officially known as the Full Moon Fireworks Tour by Charleston Outdoor Adventures)?

However you plan to celebrate the country’s 235th birthday, you’re sure to enjoy yourself in one of the country’s most historic cities. Take care!