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Why Cheapflights.com picked it: <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEHST002296" title="Thomas Jefferson" href="/topic/politics/thomas-jefferson-PEHST002296.topic">Thomas Jefferson</a> hosted the first official Fourth of July celebration on the lawn of his mansion more than 200 years ago, and now fireworks soar over the D.C. skyline each year as the National Symphony commemorates our independence.

( Tribune file photo / January 18, 2001 )

Why Cheapflights.com picked it: Thomas Jefferson hosted the first official Fourth of July celebration on the lawn of his mansion more than 200 years ago, and now fireworks soar over the D.C. skyline each year as the National Symphony commemorates our independence.

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