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The Best Fourth of July Travel Deals

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This year, there are more ways than ever to save on a trip to celebrate America’s independence. Hotels across the country are rolling out deals for all types of family-friendly vacations. Whether you want to see fireworks in New York, celebrate in Crested Butte, Colorado, or even take a hiking trip in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, there are unique deals you won’t want to miss. Read on to find out how you can save with Fourth of July Travel Deals.

nyGrand Hyatt New York

This July 4th, if you’re traveling to the Big Apple and are looking for an ideal place to stay without spending too much, the Grand Hyatt New York is offering specials from June 29 to July 5.  Rates start at $199 for a stay next to Grand Central Station, making it convenient to get around. Along with the lower rates, there are two packages running on those dates as well. The Suite Deal promotion features luxury accommodations with 50 percent off an upgrade for a stay longer than two nights. The next package is the American Girl package, which includes a welcome letter for children, milk & cookies, an American Girl bed for their dolls, and a $25 gift card to the American Girl Place. Children under 5 will receive a free breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant and, for children between the ages 5-12, they will receive a 50 percent discount on their breakfast.

Andaz Wall Street, New York

If  you want to stay in one of the prime viewing spots for the annual July 4th Fireworks in NYC, consider staying at the Andaz Wall Street, which is also offering a family package deal. The deal includes a 10 percent discount on accommodations, $100 food and beverage credit, and two Downtown Culture passes, which provide admission as well as discounts to more than 12 downtown attractions. Some attractions include the Statue of Liberty, Century 21, South Street Seaport, the 9/11 Memorial, and many more. This deal starts at $600 for two nights and is $225 for each additional night.

Omni Mount WashingtonOmni Mount Washington Resort, New Hampshire

Located in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, the Omni Mount Washington Resort is offering a weekend of celebrations for this holiday season. Starting July 3, the resort will have a mini concert series, barbecue, beverage tastings, and family activities. On July 4, there will be a Firecracker 5k Run or Walk, along with Firecracker Family Fun and the Annual Duck Race, which all include a pie eating contest and potato sack races. Later in the day there will be a Battle of Wettysburg that will take place in the resort’s pool, and it will involve a Civil War-themed balloon fight. Adults can also participate in a Brew Tasting and a party at The Cave, which is a prohibition-era speakeasy. Even though the holiday may have ended, the festivities run into the following day with more pool games, a martini bar, and a barbecue.

Chebeague Chebang, Maine

This year is the Chebeague Island Inn’s 4th Annual family festival, which will include live music, activities, drink specials, and plenty of food. The fireworks display will take place at dusk by Atlas, the same pyrotechnic company used by the Red Sox. Tickets are only $30 and can be purchased at Brown Paper Tickets.

The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia

The July 4th festivities will begin with family activities, like a balloon class, a music show with Roger Day, as well as family bingo on the resort. Later in the day, there will be an all-American cookout with live entertainment. The day will conclude with a fireworks show, which will take place at 9:30pm on Casino Lawn. Click here to make a reservation.

luganoIL Lugano, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Starting this Independence Day and ending on September 2, 2014, all retired and active military personnel will receive a 30 percent discount off Lugano Suites. Every room comes with a full kitchen and views of the water. The hotel includes a pool with cabanas, as well as access to the beach, which is only one block away. Guests can enjoy meals at the popular restaurant, Campo Osteria, which serves meals throughout the day. Some popular dishes include the house made mozzarella pulled table side.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Florida

This Florida resort is offering a new package, Saluting Our Heroes, which includes a starting nightly rate of $102. The resort includes a golf course, pools, and easy access to the beach, leaving you feeling like you’re on your own island.

The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, North Carolina

If one firework show is not enough, the Inn is featuring its own firework show the day after the city’s firework display. Along with the booming show, there will be an endless list of activities being offered throughout the weekend. This includes a guided history tour, a scavenger hunt, and an outdoor pool party for the Fourth of July. The resort’s Nantahala Outdoor Center is offering whitewater river rafting, kayaking, canoe trips, mountain biking, hiking trips in the Blue Ridge Mountains, climbing, and fly fishing.

Orlando World Center Marriott, Florida

Between July 3 -7, Orlando World Center Marriott is offering a “Stay for breakfast” package that welcomes guests to participate in celebrations all weekend. Throughout the weekend there will be a taco stand open daily and, on the Fourth of July, there will be a Poolside Fireworks Show, complimentary beer and wine tasting, night glow golf, Disney character Meet & Greet, live entertainment, and a movie night featuring The LEGO Movie. The package deal starts at $199 a night, click here to make a reservation.

Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Pennsylvania

This Independence Day, guests will be greeted with an all-American lemonade and a stars and stripes bandana for their pets. On July 5, the resort will offer cooking classes, and there will be specialty drinks, a BBQ dinner buffet, and fireworks followed by live music. The hotel offers golfing, hiking, lawn games, laser tag, and other family activities. Click here to make a reservation.

beaconFifteen Beacon, Boston, Massachusetts

Offering the best view in the city, Fifteen Beacon is offering access to its rooftop terrace for guests to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. Guests will also be able to enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks from Mooo’s menu. Rates for this hotel with a view start at $395.

Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Colorado

Between June 27 and July 8, guests can save 15 percent on lodging and receive a free lift ride in Crested Butte, which knows how to celebrate Independence Day. Guests will be near all of the festivities including live music, a parade, rodeos, a country fair, dances, and dinner. Click here to make a reservation.

Crested Butte Lodging, Colorado

This year the Red, White, & Bluegrass package provides guests with two-off lodging. Condominiums range from one-bedroom to four-bedrooms, with a starting nightly rate of $10. Rooms must be booked  by July 3 and the deal is good until July 7. Guests can take the free Mountain Express bus into Crested Butte for the Fourth of July activities, which include an art walk, a beer garden, food, bluegrass and other live entertainment, family games, and hot air balloon launches.

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By Siena Mazero for PeterGreenberg.com

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