Celebrate the Fourth of July in a unique way this year! Here are some great ideas for a getaway to Florida's beaches and Ohio's cooler temperatures.
Fireworks and Foodie-Favorites For Boat Lovers in Key West
Visitors looking to experience all the fun, fireworks and foodie-favorites in Key West has to offer, but want a laid-back escape to retire to should visit The Perry Key West at Stock Island Marina. The area’s newest hotel opened its doors last summer on the private Stock Island Marina, just over the bridge from Key West's Duval Street where all the action takes place. Visitors can hop on the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to downtown and catch the 9th annual Bar Stroll or chow down at the 6th annual Key Lime Pie Festival (pro tip: For the best firework viewing spots, head to Smathers Beach or the White Street Pier). While enjoying guest rooms with waterfront views, two incredible restaurants, and excursions with direct marina access.
Special Offer: travelers can book the hotel's ‘Spend Summer In Perry-Dise’ package and save up to 15 percent when they stay two nights or more, plus receive a $25 daily F&B credit. Rates start at $229/night. To book, visit perrykeywest.com.
Easy, Breezy in Jupiter Beach
Travelers can get into the swing of the easy, breezy beach life this at Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, the area’s only oceanfront hotel, located on a pristine stretch of golden Atlantic coastline dotted with natural dunes. The resort is just a short distance away from the area’s most popular celebrations including Downtown Abacoa’s Block Party and Roger Dean Stadium’s Mega Bash where travelers can watch the Palm Beach Cardinals take on the Daytona Tortugas and catch a fireworks display after the game. After the festivities, guests can soak in the rays on the property’s secluded beach, practice their backswing on tennis courts, unwind with cocktails in the adults-only hammock garden, or indulge in ocean-inspired treatments at the incredible Opal Spa.
Special offer: travelers can book the hotel’s ‘Jupiter Jaunt’ package and receive their third night free with the purchase of two nights. Rates from $220/night. To book, visit JupiterBeachResort.com.
Fireworks and Fun in Good ’Ole Gainesville
The town generally known for bleeding orange & blue is getting patriotic this Independence Day in red, white and blue. Spend the holiday in the quirky town of Gainesville, home of the nationally ranked, University of Florida. Just steps from the campus, the brand new AC Hotel Gainesville Downtown is the perfect home base for a patriotic weekend with its chic rooms and rooftop pool where families can enjoy some fun in the sun. This Fourth of July, families can watch as “The Largest Small Town Fireworks Display in America” sets the sky on fire with its impressive show. Kiddos will love the bungee jumps, water slides, skateboarding park, bounce house and rock climbing wall, while mom and dad kick back with live music and entertainment. When the fireworks, museum hopping, and nature-filled day-trips are done, families can retreat to the hotel’s AC Bar for their fill bites and brews. For more information, visit achotelgainesville.com.
Special Offer: Travelers can save up to 20 percent off and receive a $25 food and beverage credit to use at the AC Bar when they book by using code NEW. Rates start at $135/night.
Fourth of July Fête at VASO at AC Hotel Columbus Dublin:
With a modern vibe and sweeping panoramic views of the Scioto River, the hottest place to spend is rooftop restaurant and bar, VASO, at AC Hotel Columbus Dublin. This summer soiree will go on from with a live DJ, a special tapas menu, and of course, incredible views of fireworks over the river. General admission tickets for standing room are $50 per person and includes two drink tickets. Table reservations are $75 per person per inside table and $100 per person per outside table, and the ticket prices include two drink tickets plus bites from a curated tapas menu, with ticket prices deducted from guests’ final bills. Private cabanas are also available for $2,000 which allows a maximum of 10 guests.
Special Offer: Those looking to stay and play can book the Fourth of July Package which includes accommodations at the hotel, two general admission tickets to the event, and two complimentary drinks, with rates starting at $279/night.