Old-School Fourth of July Festivals Worth the Road Trip Slideshow

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Coronado Island, Calif.

Coronado Island is one of the nation's original Navy towns, with a military heritage that dates back to 1911. Coronado Island's Fourth of July Celebration is the most popular Independence Day event in San Diego County, probably because it ranked number one on Dr. Beach's "Top 10 American Beaches of 2012" list.

San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau