If you’re like most Americans, you’ve got a favorite July 4th tradition. It might be a local parade, or a family cookout, or a softball game with friends. But some traditions are meant to be broken. This year, why not surprise the family with a trip to one of best fireworks displays in the country? Watching on TV doesn’t do them justice. If you haven’t experienced the breathtaking Fourth of July show on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. — or a big-city celebration in New York, Boston or San Francisco — you’ll be in for a treat. Or you could opt for a smaller-scale, but no less impressive, show in such all-American towns as Grand Lake, Colorado, or Brunswick, Georgia. However you celebrate our nation’s independence, we hope you and your family have a safe, happy and festive Fourth!