We love to celebrate the 4th of July holiday in style, with plenty of good food, great company, and fantastic fireworks displays. While our hometown of Houston puts on a great show, there’s plenty of other places to travel for a great holiday weekend. Check out our top picks for 4th of July vacations, and let us plan your own trip for 2020!

The Icon: New York City

With the biggest fireworks display in the country, New York City is an iconic 4th of July vacation spot. Macy’s pulls out all the stops for their fireworks – we’re talking 3,000 pyrotechnic effects over 25 minutes. You’ll also get to enjoy lives performances by pop artists and bands, all without the crowds that accompany New Year’s Eve or Thanksgiving.

Where to stay: The Plaza

It wouldn’t be an iconic 4th of July trip without an iconic hotel, which is where The Plaza comes in. Think afternoon tea at The Palm Court, relaxation at the Guerlain Spa, and nibbles at the new Todd English Food Hall. Despite its 100+ year legacy, you’ll enjoy fresh rooms as The Plaza just underwent a major renovation. Enjoy the below amenities when booking through River Oaks Travel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests
  • $100 USD Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

The Historical Hotspot: Boston

As a second option with a little more history, consider Boston. Their fireworks display takes a fun twist as the Boston Pops Orchestra performs with the accompaniment of real cannon fire. While on your 4th of July vacation, be sure to trace a route along the Freedom Trail. Psst: ask your travel advisor to arrange behind-the-scenes access to Paul Rever’s House, the Old State House, and the Old North Church.

Where to stay: The Fairmont Copley Plaza

The Fairmont Copley Plaza has the perfect location in Boston’s historic Back Bay, and is a great spot to see all of the 4th of July festivities! Ask us to request a room on an upper floor with a Charles River View if you’re planning on staying in your room during the fireworks. Plus, book through our travel agency and receive the below amenities complimentary:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests (per bedroom), in restaurant
  • $100 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay
  • Complimentary Wi-fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

The Wild West Option: Montana

Want to tap in to your inner Founding Father and leave the modern day behind? Then hop on a plane to Missoula and check into the rustic but chic Resort at Paws Up for some Wild West style 4th of July adventure. Check into a glamping tent for a little romance or book a log cabin and bring the whole family – either way, you are bound to have a memorable holiday!

Regardless of what style of accommodations you pick, you’re in for a quintessential 4th of July celebration. The resort goes all out with lawn games, line dancing, live music, barbecue, and fireworks under the endless Montana sky. Additionally, round out the holiday trip with activities like fly fishing, cattle drives, and ATV tours, and you’re in for an unforgettable holiday.

Sound like a perfect fit for your trip? Make it even better with the following perks through us:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two
  • Complimentary round-trip private airport transfers
  • Bottle of wine in room on arrival
  • A $300 USD activity credit

Want more help?

So you’re still feeling a little lost with your travel planning? Not sure where you should spend the next 4th of July, or other holidays for that matter? Our team of knowledgeable travel advisors can help – there’s a reason we’re viewed as the top travel agency in Houston! Contact us or make an appointment with our team to get started.

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