Washington, D.C. is the premier destination once a year for thousands of tourists, who flock to the city for one of our most important national holidays, the Fourth of July. This weekend marks the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, an occasion that holds special value here in the nation's capital. There are plenty of opportunities to delve deep into our nation's history, from viewing the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution at the National Archives, to seeing the Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.
But as Washington, D.C. natives, you have the opportunity to check out the museums 365 days a year. Instead, Independence Day in DC is all about spending your day outside with your friends, whether you're by the bar or manning the grill, and finding the perfect vantage point to enjoy the city's famous fireworks display at night. If you're lucky, you may even be spending your day watching Dave Grohl, a DC native himself, playing at RFK Stadium with the Foo Fighters.
No matter how you plan to spend your Fourth of July, we have a playlist of some of the greatest songs about the USA ever written and a few American classics to help get you in the mood for patriotism. Click on the button below to open our Spotify playlist and 'R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.'