Red, White, and Blue
Bristol, RI boasts the oldest continuously observed Fourth of July celebration in America; it began in 1785. That would just be a bit of trivia, were it not for the way this small Rhode Island town goes all out in honor of the nation’s independence.
Walk or drive through Bristol in the weeks leading up to the 4th and you’ll quickly see that the town is awash in red, white, and blue. Block after block of houses, businesses, lampposts, and lawns are draped in banners, bunting, ribbons, and flags. This makes for a remarkably charming and all-American backdrop. (It doesn't hurt that the historic town is pretty darn cute even without all that patriotic decoration.)