No city is better suited to celebrate Independence Day than our nation's capital. Here are a few creative ways to make your Fourth of July really special.
Find a Unique Place to Admire the Fireworks
The W Hotel’s annual “Boom With a View” is one of the hottest tickets in town come Independence Day. Avoid the crowds as you sip cocktails on the rooftop and watch fireworks fly over the National Mall. 515 15th St. NW; for tickets, email POVEvents@Whotels.com
Learn to Bake an American Classic
Take Sur La Table’s “Spectacular Summer Pies” cooking class (10 a.m.-NOON) and bring the perfect dessert to the day’s barbecue event. 90 Central Way, Kirkland, 800-243-0852; to reserve your spot, click here
Wear the Perfect Party Dress
Choose a cocktail dress in a bright red or blue hue to look festive at your Fourth of July party without sacrificing style and sophistication.
Get Inspired on the Grill
Read this famous American chef’s grilling cookbook for tips on how to serve the ultimate barbecue and impress your family and friends.
Be Patriotic by the Pool
Wear this nautical red-and-blue set to celebrate the big day at any pool party.