As far as summer celebrations in America go, there’s no time quite like the 4th of July. It’s the perfect day to gather family members and friends together, and enjoy a sumptuous barbecued meal while waiting for the main event: fireworks. If you’re looking for a few last minute tips for a great 4th of July this year, we’ve got a few ideas:
1) Scout out a good vantage point for the fireworks show ahead of time
Fireworks are undoubtedly the pinnacle of any 4th of July celebration. Unfortunately, that often makes finding a great place to watch the show a bit tricky when you’re contending with masses of crowds that had the exact same idea – which is why it’s not a bad idea to plan ahead and find a good vantage point, and host your celebration in that immediate area to avoid getting stuck in traffic, or losing your spot. Still not sure which fireworks show to watch this year? Check out this link for an interactive map coupled with descriptions of where to watch the fireworks throughout LA this year.
2) Pack a picnic or bring your own BBQ equipment
While you could take a chance on using shared BBQ grills (like the barbecue areas found at most Decron apartment communities), chances are they’ll already be in use, and if you’re looking to order from a restaurant, chances are you’re going to be in for a long wait. That’s why it might be easier (and fun) to pack a picnic. Getting together with a large group of people? Make it a potluck and assign everyone a dish to bring – just make sure you don’t forget the coolers (Deviled Eggs are all fun and games until they’re left out in the sun too long).
3) Prepare for a warm day with a lot of sun
Even if you’re spending your 4th of July celebration at the beach, a pool, or a lake, there’s one thing you definitely won’t want to forget, and that’s sunscreen (there’s nothing quite like a sunburn to ruin your week). Since you’ll probably be outside most of the day, you’ll also want to make sure you bring enough water and stay hydrated throughout the day – sunstroke is no joke, and it’s easier to get than you might think at the height of summer.
4) Enjoy fantastic summer savings on a Decron apartment
There’s no better time than now to make a Decron apartment community your new home. When July 4th ends, that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop – from July 9th through 15th, we’ll be hosting a number of special events at our properties, and offering summer specials to prospective residents. At these events, you’ll be able to enjoy waived application fees, reduced security deposits, attractive rent specials, and giveaways with devices like an Apple iPad. Click here to learn more.
Already a Decron resident? Right now you can get $500 off your rent when you refer to a friend to live at one of our apartment communities – learn more here. Happy 4th of July!