When it comes to summer in Los Angeles, 4th of July is absolutely one of the season’s biggest highlights. For one, this really is the land of the free (things to do—there’s a ton of them!). Second, we can’t think of a better place to admire our shining sea than from the city’s best beaches. Third, L.A. is the city where dreams come true—just think about how many actors and musicians got their big break on the Sunset Strip. Keep reading our guide to find 4th of July events, fireworks shows, parades and other ways to celebrate our glorious country.
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