We are all saying Happy Birthday America! Find a list of places to go to celebrate the big day. The year was 1776 when 13 colonies declared independence from the British government. On July 4th, 1776 Democracy was born here in the United States of America. Throughout the years, many have left their homeland to be part of the American dream. The United States is truly a diverse nation made up of dynamic people. This year we will be celebrating 240 years of freedom, democracy and the right to be ourselves without being prosecuted. This year exercise your freedom to travel and enjoy some fun activities on the 4th of July. This list includes Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino County and San Diego places to go to see fireworks. Amusement Parks: We have many fun places to visit here in Southern California. Often they have some of the best 4th of July celebrations under one roof. Our favorites are Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm because they have great firework displays.