Last Minute Red, White, and Blue Specials for the Fourth

New York
The big apple offers plenty of ways to get in the patriotic spirit. A visit to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, or Grant’s Tomb, are sure to evoke pride in country and fellow countrymen. On the Fourth, take in the sites at Macy’s 28th Annual Fireworks, starting at 9:00 p.m. at East River Park. Or for a more gastronomic experience, check out Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at the Coney Island Boardwalk.

Where to Stay: Sheraton New York. Located in Midtown Manhattan, just steps from Broadway Theatres, Carnegie Hall, and shopping on Fifth Avenue. 4-night lodging packages available at from $916 for two people.

They take the Fourth very seriously in America’s birthplace. In fact, they celebrate for eight days with the Sunoco Welcome America Festival, which begins on June 27th. While there, be sure not to miss the place where it all started, Independence Mall. The Liberty Bell and the new Constitution Center are two more of many noteworthy attractions to round out your Independence Day experience. Then join in the fun at the Southwest Airlines Fourth of July Parade. It kicks off at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by the Sunoco Sweet Sounds of Liberty Concert and Fireworks at the Philadelphia Art Museum at 8:30 p.m.

Where to Stay: Sofitel Philadelphia. A luxurious, five-star experience in a convenient location. 4-night lodging packages available at from $811 for two people.

Washington D.C.

Everyone knows the Nation’s capital is one of the places to be to celebrate our country. The landmarks are virtually limitless with the White House, Vietnam War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery. For a trip outside the city, catch the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and their patriotic program on July 3rd at 8:00 p.m. in Cockeysville, Maryland. Then on the fourth, enjoy the Fireworks on the Mall commencing at 9:10 p.m.

Where to Stay: Hotel Rouge. A deluxe, boutique hotel with a stylish atmosphere, plentiful amenities, and close to monuments and museums. 4-night lodging packages available at from $978 for two people.

An integral city during the Revolutionary War, Boston offers many attractions for history buffs, such as the Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill, and the Minute Man National Historical Park and Museum. Check out the Boston Pops and their “Pop Goes the Fourth” concert and fireworks display at the MDC Memorial Hatch Shell at 8:00 p.m. Or, take to the harbor on a Fourth of July Booze Cruise for fireworks, cocktails, and pleasure boating from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Where to Stay: Sheraton Newton. Located just minutes from downtown Boston. 4-night lodging packages available at from $598 for two people.

Nothing like celebrating America with it’s favorite pastime – a baseball game at Wrigley Field. Catch a game of the Chicago Cubs vs. the Chicago White Sox on the Fourth at 7:05 p.m. After the game, head over to the House of Blues for the world-famous Frankie Knuckles dance party, starting at 10:00 p.m. For fireworks, plan on catching them the day before and no better place than lakefront on the Navy Pier at the City of Chicago Independence Eve Fireworks Spectacular on July 3rd at 7:30 p.m.

Where to Stay: W Chicago City Center. A four-diamond gem in the heart of Chicago’s ‘Loop.’ 4-night lodging packages available on from $868 for two people.

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