Ah, who doesn't love the beach in summer? And it seriously doesn't get much better then being steps from the sand looking off the patio at a picture-perfect view of the Pacific Ocean. This 4th of July head to San Diego's Imperial Beach where you can rent a beach front rental for $900/week, perfect for a family of four or two couples. Not only can you have fun at the beach but with Coronado just 10 minutes away you can also enjoy the awe-inspiring fireworks display over Glorietta Bay.
The always gorgeous Lake Powell is a great spot to spend the 4th of July and a favorite to many locals and tourists alike. With the beautiful scenery and plenty of things to do, you will definitely have a relaxing and carefree vacation. If watersports are your thing, Lake Powell is an absolute must-go; this lake is one of the best places for you and your family or friends to go boating, wake-boarding and tubing. Just 280 miles north of Phoenix and only $69 for three nights at the Wahweap campground, this is a perfect budget-friendly getaway for people who love the outdoors.
Vegas. Really? Most definitely. If you want to head to Sin City for the weekend and test your luck, this is your chance to get a sweet deal. Vegas is running super affordable specials for the 4th of July – you can even get rooms for around $50/night on the strip! The only thing is you have to book fast because these specials won't last. If you want to see some shows and cut loose, Vegas is your place, baby!
For a lively lake escape, head to Lake Tahoe for the 4th of July and celebrate our nation's independence at "Lights on the Lake" also known as the largest pyrotechnics show in the West. Over the weekend Lake Tahoe has unrivaled firework displays on both sides of the lake. However, all the special events will be taking place on the South side. For a cheap place to stay, campout at the Meeks Bay Resort which is only $25 a night (with a minimum of two nights). You'll get a great Independence Day vacation with beautiful surroundings and the out of this world fireworks show.
For a Southwest adventure, head to Monument Valley. This gorgeous and breathtaking park straddles the Utah/Arizona border and is perfect for a hiking getaway. While there, you can revel in the impressive 400- to 1,000-foot sandstone towers and impressive natural formations. If you need a break from the concrete jungle head to Monument Valley for some peace and quiet. With camping fees at only $10/night and $5/person, this getaway is budget-friendly and ideal for getting back to nature.
If you want a beach getaway on the East coast, Myrtle Beach is just the place! There will be plenty of beach celebrations over the 4th of July weekend, giving you ample opportunity to kick back and enjoy the water, the weather and the food. Consider the 4 day/3 night special on the beach at Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort for $139/night for the ultimate Independence Day beach vacation.
The Black Hills of South Dakota are a fun family-friendly place to camp this 4th of July. Not only can you visit the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, you can also enjoy the stunning national park as well. The Palmer Gulch Resort with its swimming pools, mini-golf, horse rides and more, is the place to camp if you want to keep your kids busy all day. If you are searching for the ultimate economical camping trip for the family with sights and activities for everyone then South Dakota is for you. A campsite is around $50+/night which covers all of the amenities, including Wi-Fi.
West Palm Beach has many hotels available for under $150/night and is another primo vacation spot for those looking to head to the beach. There will also be plenty of 4th of July activities, including the Mega Bash II with "America's Ultimate Journey Tribute Band." In addition to the festivities, you can lounge on the beach soaking up rays beside the Atlantic Ocean. If you're looking for cheap relaxation and fun, you better start planning your 4th of July vacation now.
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