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Travel Deals: Fourth of July Celebrations & Savings

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Teton Mountain Lodge & SpaWith Independence Day only two weeks away, Fourth of July-themed packages and experiences are the way to go. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a traditional barbecue lunch or wanting to explore the great outdoors, we’ve got five packages with live music, fireworks, great food and more!

Live Music & Fireworks in the Tetons

Teton Mountain Lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is located in the heart of Teton Village and walking distance to Grand Teton National Park. Visit Wyoming for the “4th of July Sparkler Package.” Celebrate our nation’s birthday with a local, free concert–Music In The Hole–or at the fireworks in Teton Village. This package includes a cozy blanket, a picnic backpack with a bottle of wine, and treats from Executive Chef Kevin Humphreys. For reservations, please call 800-631-6271. This package starts at $311 per night.

City Rooftop Celebrations 

In New York, Gansevoort Hotel Group is offering two packages for the occasion from the flagship Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC and sister property Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC complete with a traditional barbeque lunch, spa treatments, and access to the celebrated rooftop pools. A city map, metro card, and half-priced parking seal the deal for a complete city retreat. The “Get Lit on the Park” or the “Get Lit on the City” packages at the Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC and the Gansvoort Meatpacking NYC start at$536 per night. Package is subject to availability during July 1 – 8, 2012, and is exclusive of tax and based on double occupancy. For more information, visit their website.

Family Camp on the Fourth

In Virginia, if you’re looking for a different family experience, consider Family Camps at Marine Science Consortium which runs from July 1-6. The programs lets you both enjoy the Virginia coast while also introducing your family to marine science. During the day, campers collect marine creatures aboard the ocean research vessel,  explore marine habitats, kayak and enjoy the sun on a barrier island beach. Think wild ponies, egrets and horseshoe crabs! It’s an all-inclusive family vacation that is also affordable with rates starting at $950. Click here for more information.

Rocky Mountains Fireworks Display

Park City, Utah, is consistently rated as one of the 20 prettiest towns in America and one of the draws is the annual fireworks display over the Rocky Mountain. This year fireworks are on July 4, with an encore on July 7. The fireworks are accompanied by the Utah Symphony at the Deer Valley outdoor amphitheater. Offered July 1-10, the Montage’s “Fourth of July Memories” package includes valet parking, daily breakfast and deluxe accommodations with views of lush forests and widespread mountain vistas. Rates for this package start at $240 per night, representing 43 percent savings off standard rates, making for a luxurious, yet affordable Fourth of July getaway! For more information, visit them online.

Cookouts, Live Music & Fireworks

At the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, the entire first week of July is filled with sun and activities for the entire family. Celebrations peak on Independence Day with a festive cookout/barbecue served in the resort’s lush Palm Courtyard. There will be children’s activities and music up until the resort’s spectacular private firework’s show at 9 pm. The “Fourth of July”  package includes a complimentary room upgrade to the next view category at time of booking, two dinner plates at the cookout ($50 value), access to the VIP fireworks viewing area and more. Use promo code PHA4TH when booking, click here for more information.

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