Did the 4th of July sneak up on you? Yeah, me too. But fear not -- we have some suggestions to help you salvage your Independence Day that we'd like to pass along before we bolt the door to the Clubhouse and disappear into a weekend of sandy, sunny bliss.
If you're still hoping to pull together a last-minute getaway, our Bravolebrities share their favorite summer destinations. Cape Cod with the Manzos? Greece with Patti? Take your pick in our photo gallery.
But if you'll be turning YOUR place into a destination instead, we have everything you need to know to master the grill, and the party swirling around it. Grab a match and check out our grilling guide.
And whether you're whipping up your feast indoors or out, we have a collection of Top Chef dishes worth celebrating. In the mood for Marcus Samuelsson's BBQ Chicken with Mac and Cheese and Collard Greens? Yeah, we thought so. That and more in our collection of Independence Day eats.
And what's the 4th without fireworks? Get your dose of "ooo"s and "ah"s with a look at our most explosive moments. Relive every christening, crying fit, and catty comment in our photo gallery.