The Fourth of July may be our annual reminder to celebrate national independence, but more importantly, it's an excuse to mark the occasion by stuffing ourselves with grilled meats and potato salad, and lighting off vaguely legal explosives. And while it's more or less a national day of rest, odds are you're either going to need to run to the store to pick up something for a cookout, or will at some point feel compelled to ditch said cookout for the cool confines of.... any store with excellent air conditioning and a great Independence Day sale. Who knows, you may even feel ambitious enough to prepare for your impending BBQ feast by squeezing in a quick workout.
However, before you brave the holiday traffic to pick up groceries or hit the gym, you'll want to make sure where you're headed isn't closed for the day. So, to make it easier on you, we've pulled together a list of restaurants, supermarkets, big box stores, gyms, and more that will be open for at least part of the day this Wednesday, July 4.