With the Fourth of July just days away, we’re already anticipating the smell of barbecue, cold beverages and, of course, the boom and glow of a fireworks display. If you’re looking to take your red, white and blue celebration up a notch this year, check in to one of these top hotels for luxurious accoutrements and top-tier views to pyrotechnic shows sure to light up the night sky with patriotic pride.
The Big Apple knows how to put on a proper fireworks display for Independence Day, but instead of crowding into the streets and straining your neck to oooh and ahhh at the bursts of color, book the Fantastic Fireworks package at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel for some tasty extras along with your view of the patriotic show. You’ll get daily breakfast for two guests and one child at Four-Star Asiate along with a complimentary rollaway bed for any kid under 12 years old. Watch Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show over the river from the comfort of a Hudson River View Room or Mandarin Executive Suite. And when the sky isn’t alight with multicolored excitement, you’ll be able to freshen up in the marble bathrooms, relax on the goose-down bedding or stretch out on the included yoga mat.
The Hay-Adams, Washington D.C.
What’s better than watching a spectacular fireworks display in the nation’s capital? Watching a spectacular fireworks display in a Four-Star hotel just two blocks from the White House, of course. Travel to this historic hotel (and previous home of John Adams and John Hay) and book the Fourth of July Dinner and Fireworks Event package for plenty of spirit. Accommodations also come with a three-course dinner for two with wine and an open bar on the Lobby Level featuring welcome drinks of Patriotic Pom (pomegranate, vodka, seltzer) and Basil Infused Lemonade alongside buffet items such as chilled lobster and fennel gazpacho, corn on the cob, pan-seared Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes and more (the menu is subject to change). It’s not just about the wine and dine, however. You also will have access to the ninth-floor Top of the Hay event space for champagne and desserts for two and prime views of D.C.’s A Capitol Fourth fireworks display.
The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, Pennsylvania
“The Sweetest Place On Earth” lights up for July 4 with a packed holiday schedule of offers. When the holiday arrives at the Four-Star hotel, it’s all about food, fun and fast cars. Fill up on a picnic with all-American fare such as hot dogs, pulled barbecue chicken, fruit, macaroni salad and more at Hershey Gardens. A reserved viewing area for the evening fireworks will be provided for picnic participants. Those looking for a little more thrill as they await the sparkling skies can get an adrenaline rush on more than 65 rides and attractions at Hersheypark. If you’re more about the roar of an engine rather than the clack of a roller coaster, the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum is open late (5-9 p.m.) on the festive day with half-price admission. Bring your own goodies for another picnic, this time on the museum’s surrounding grass.
Photos Courtesy of The Hotel Hershey