updated 07/05/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/05/2013 AT 2:30 PM ET
It was a red-hot Fourth of July around the country, but celebs on both coasts played it cool as they hung with friends, attempted a human pyramid, and hit the beach – or Slip-N-Slide! – in search of some Independence Day fun.
Kendall Jenner, 17, gave a tiny nod to her country in this itty bitty American flag-inspired bikini when she hit the beach with sister Kylie, 15, and Jaden Smith, 14, – a.k.a Kylie’s rumored beau.
The trio rode Boogie boards and apparently had a blast. “Amazing fourth. Couldn’t be more thankful for the people around me x.” Kylie Tweeted at the end of the day.
Amazing fourth. Couldn’t be more thankful for the people around me x.
Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) July 5, 2013
Selena Gomez was spotted on television screens across the country Thursday night as part of the Macy’s Fourth of July Spectacular show, but the appearance was reportedly pre-taped, which left the star time to celebrate with a gaggle of girlfriends. The “Slow Down” singer, 20, Tweeted a photo of herself sporting a Mona Lisa smile and surrounded by a half dozen female friends. She captioned the photo “Happy 4th!!!!”
Happy 4th!!! pic.twitter.com/cWRNHGcJWu
Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) July 5, 2013
Kick-Ass actress Chloe Moretz, 16, celebrated Independence Day in a city known for its role in the American revolution: Boston. The actress joined a group of friends along the Charles River Thursday night to take in performances by Howie Day and The Boston Pops, and posted photos and videos of the impressive fireworks display to her Instagram account. Afterwards, the actress and her friends playfully held on to their glow sticks and faux-light sabers as they made their way along Beacon Street.
Hilary Duff beat the heat on the 4th by taking a spin on a cool-looking Slip-n-Slide along with two girlfriends. “4th of July fun @lowenban and @erin_mcp” she Tweeted, shortly after Tweeting a photo of an inviting-looking Margarita with the caption “Freedom ‘Rita’s happy 4th all you beautiful Americans!! Be safe and have fun(in a big southern twang).”
Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) July 5, 2013
Andy Cohen has always been at the top of the Real Housewives heap, but on Thursday he was at the top of what he aptly titled #gaypyramid #july4th, apparently in the Hamptons while Tweeting this picture.
Andy Cohen (@BravoAndy) July 4, 2013
And finally, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and First Daughter Malia certainly did not attempt a human pyramid, but they did look like their were enjoying the show as they sat on top of the White House to view the Washington, DC fireworks as official White House photographer Pete Souza snapped this shot.. “The President, daughter Malia, and First Lady watch the fireworks from the roof of the White House. #4thofjuly
petesouza (@petesouza) July 5, 2013
With reporting from MEGAN JOHNSON