We’re fast closing in on one of the best weekends for travel all year- July 4th. It’s late to plan your escape, but you can still score great deals at some of our favorite luxury properties. Below, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite luxury packages and offerings.
Best for Families
Grand Summit Hotel at Canyons Resort | Park City, Utah
The Grand Summit Hotel, a AAA Four-Diamond resort, sits majestically in the heart of the Resort Village. This property is a combination of beautiful design, attentive service and livable luxury. With 350 lodging options including hotel rooms, studios, suites and expansive luxury penthouses, Grand Summit also offers guests an expansive Canyons Resort Spa and Health Club as well as gourmet dining options such as The Farm and Red Tail Grill.
The 4th of July celebration at Park City will be a day long event for the whole family to enjoy! Start the day with a pancake breakfast, sign up for the 5K Mountain Fun Run and afterwards, head over to Historic Main Street for the Annual 4th of July Parade with over 70 floats. Spend the rest of the day celebrating outdoors with live music, games, beer gardens, a rodeo and more family fun. At 7 p.m. enjoy a free concert leading up to a spectacular fireworks show.
Best for Couples
The Lodge at Vail, A RockResort | Vail, Colo.
The Lodge at Vail is a historic property (the first hotel in Vail) that is a favorite spot among locals and Vail visitors alike. Located just steps away from the new Gondola One and at the heart of the city’s dining and shopping scene, the historic hotel offers an alpine chalet charm coupled with impeccable service — and now with significant upgrades to the lobby and guest rooms.
This July 4th celebrate at the Vail America Days, a beloved open-air celebration in the middle of Vail Village—a true summer celebration. This year, the region’s largest parade is themed the Spirit of America! There’s an action-packed line up of events for the two weeks leading up to the 4th, including a volleyball tournament, Crazy Mountain Brewery’s Hot Summer Happy Hour, Vail Arts Festival and Summerfest, and Farm to Table Dinner. And it isn’t the4th of July without a colorful fireworks celebration at 9:30pm, the evening of July 4.
Best for Foodies
The Restoration, Charleston, SC
This Fourth of July, foodies can indulge in the tastes of the South at Charleston’s newest hotel, The Restoration. Celebrate America’s independence in one of the leading Southern cities from the colonial era to the Civil War, and now a prominent foodie city. Speaking to Charleston’s history as a prominent port city, The Restoration echoes its historical significance through its décor and prominence of indigo. Guests who celebrate Independence Day with The Restoration’s Adventurous Foodie package will receive a private cooking session with Executive Chef Chad Anderson at The Watch Rooftop Kitchen & Spirits, the highest rooftop restaurant and bar in the city. Following a refreshing bike ride to the Marion Square Farmer’s Market, guests will enjoy picturesque views of downtown and the Ravenel Bridge atop The Watch, while indulging in classic Southern fare with a modern twist. To top of the evening, guests can sip on a refreshing cocktail while admiring the firework display over the harbor out on the Observatory deck. Package starts at $869
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, Miami, FL
This Fourth of July, indulge in an array of delicious bites at The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami, a premiere oceanfront destination, tucked away from the chaos of downtown Miami. In honor of our nation’s independence, guests are invited to feast on the Grand Lawn for a delicious BBQ cookout, wine and dine on oysters at Dune Burgers on the Beach, snack on tacos and beer at Cantina Beach and enjoy freshly-baked, homemade mini pies. With a variety of scrumptious dining options, there’s truly something for everyone, and to top it off, guests will have one of the best views to view celebratory fireworks.
Best for Fireworks
Mission Point, Mackinac Island, MI
There is no place like Mackinac Island on 4th of July – a classic Midwest escape and a destination ripe with Americana. Guests of Mission Point can experience an exclusive Fireworks Viewing Cruise from the roof top deck of one of Mackinac’s ferry boats, being commissioned the USS Mission Point for the evening with light bites and cocktails. The Two Night Package Includes: accommodations, tickets aboard the USS Mission Point, breakfast, half day bike rentals, tickets to Fort Mackinac and round trip ferry tickets on Shepler’s Ferry. Set on 18 acres of lakefront property on the east end of where this special tale takes place, where Lake Huron meets Lake Michigan, lies the 239 room Mission Point Resort. Ideal for families, honeymooners, friends and groups, the Great Lakes icon embraces the best of the destination’s past while incorporating today’s twists on the classics.
Best for the Fashionista
Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa, Montauk, NY
This summer, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa will partner with several established and up-and-coming fashion and lifestyle brands for a rotating series of pop-up shops for “The Fashion Collective at Gurney’s.” OnJuly 4th, guests can shop Edie Parker – a collection of acrylic clutch handbags and designer clutches – right on the roof deck of the hotel’s spa and with undisturbed ocean views. In addition to their famed clutches, Edie Parker will offer a variety of beach towels, charms and products exclusive Gurney’s. Other brands in the collective throughout the summer include: Maje, Sandro, KIINI, Swim Like a Mermaid, Mara Hoffman, LemLem, Kule Donni Charm, Otte, Fancy, Haute Hippie, Rebecca Taylor, Love Shack Fancy. Situated on Montauk’s most pristine stretch of oceanfront real estate, Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is a Hampton’s institution and the only four-season resort on Montauk. Providing guests with direct access to a 1,000 ft. private sand beach, Gurney’s features 109 rooms, suites and beachfront cottages, each with dramatic ocean views.