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The Most Popular Cities for Fourth of July Fireworks, According to Foursquare

July 2, 2012 at 7:32 PM | by | ()

It's almost time to make the drive to your favorite fireworks display, set up the folding chairs and light the sparklers for the Fourth of July. And it's not just you that's excited. Location-based social networking app Foursquare is psyched for the BBQ, beachside and beer store check-ins coming their way this week and they've just shared with us the most popular cities (and other places) from past Independence Days.

Let's see the stats:

Most Firework-crazy cities*

· Cadillac, MI
· Glens Falls, NY
· Auburn, NY
· Laconia, NH
· Milledgeville, GA
· Coffeyville, KS
· Whitewater, WI
· Astoria, OR
· Hudson, NY
· Keene, NH

Top Beaches for July 4

· North Avenue Beach (Chicago, IL)
· Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk (Brooklyn, NY)
· Asbury Park Boardwalk (Asbury Park, NJ)
· Folly Beach (Folly Beach, SC)
· Alki Beach Park (Seattle, WA)
· Jones Beach State Park (Wantagh, NY)
· Ala Moana Beach Park (Honolulu, HI)
· Siesta Key Beach (Sarasota, FL)
· Bradford Beach (Milwaukee, WI)
· Narragansett Beach (Narragansett, RI)

Top Parks for July 4

· Central Park - Great Lawn (New York, NY)
· Mission Dolores Park (San Francisco, CA)
· The Esplanade (Boston, MA)
· National Mall (Washington, DC)
· Centennial Olympic Park (Atlanta, GA)
· Prospect Park (Long Meadow) (Brooklyn, NY)
· Hudson River Park (New York, NY)
· Fort Greene Park (Brooklyn, NY)
· Piedmont Park (Atlanta, GA) · McCarren Park (Brooklyn, NY)

Top Restaurants for July 4

· Murray's Bagels (New York, NY)
· Nathan's Famous (Brooklyn, NY)
· Dinosaur Bar-b-que (New York, NY)
· The Varsity (Atlanta, GA)
· Zorbaz Detroit Lakez (Detroit Lakes, MN)
· Shake Shack (New York, NY)
· Good Stuff Eatery (Washington, DC)
· Bi-Rite Creamery (San Francisco, CA)
· Brother Jimmy's BBQ (New York, NY)
· Ted Drewes Frozen Custard (St. Louis, MO)

Top Rest Stops for July 4

· Sideling Hill Service Plaza (Waterfall, PA)
· Ramapo Travel Plaza (Sloatsburg, NY)
· North Somerset Service Plaza (Somerset, PA)
· Charlton Service Plaza (Westbound) (Charlton, MA)
· Port St. Lucie / Fort Pierce Service Plaza (Port St. Lucie, FL)
· Delaware Welcome Center Travel Plaza (Newark, DE)
· Montvale Service Area (Montvale, NJ)
· Blue Heron Service Plaza (Genoa, OH)
· Charlton Service Plaza (Eastbound) (Charlton, MA)
· Maryland House Travel Plaza (Aberdeen, MD)

*Looking at check-ins mentioning fireworks as a percentage of total check-ins over the course of last summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day).

Craving more data? Check out Foursquare's Memorial Day hotspots right here.

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