4th of July

Patriotic fever is in full swing; and luckily, at hotels across the country, guests don’t have to miss out on the action. In fact, the red-white-and-blue festivities can come right to them! The six hotels we’ve selected as the most patriotic of them all have a special love for Old Glory — and want to celebrate just as much as you do. From decking out their digs in American Flags galore, to elaborate 4th of July annual BBQs, to offering up a front row seat for viewing the best fireworks in the country — these hotels get our vote as some of the nation’s top spots to celebrate.

The Jefferson, Washington DC

This Washington D.C. hotel scores bragging rights when it comes to its patriotic roots. The hotel is named after Declaration-drafter Thomas Jefferson and offers holiday packages that even John Hancock would sign off on. Guests can jumpstart their morning with coffee – and a chat with the in-house historian — before perusing the hotel’s collection of Jefferson autographed documents. Guests can then enjoy a self-guided tour of Jeffersonian statues around the city. The hotel “We Salute You” package also offers great military discounts.

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Come on, you know it: We all have a secret soft spot for those kitschy red, white and blue decorations folks tend to resurface during the summer — especially around July 4th. But while we give a wink to plastic flags, what we truly love is some rustic, genuine American décor; from pieces that look straight out of Betsy Ross’s Philadelphia home to more desert-inspired styles reminiscent of the Westward Expansion. And hotels across the country are happy to oblige to these decor styles year round. Since Independence day is on the horizon, enjoy our favorite spots for all the plaid, wood and warmth that typical American décor is so famous for.

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It’s officially summer, which means 4th of July celebrations and parties are right around the corner. Fireworks, dancing and suntans are in our near future – so let’s start getting excited! Which coast will you be on for Independence Day, and better yet, which one wins?

Los Angeles

Go: 4th of July AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl
Looking for the biggest, most outageous fireworks show in Southern California? You go it. With music, food, and tons of entertainment at your disposal, you’ll be celebrating at one of the biggest gatherings in town for just $13 (kids 7 and under go for free).

Stay: Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens
With a big 2010 renovation, the lobby, hallways, and rooms are all brand new and beautiful. The lovely, secluded outdoor garden and subtle Japanese touches throughout the property give it that special touch that will make your stay memorable. Enjoy live jazz on Thursday evenings and dine elegantly at three restaurants (two with fine, traditional Japanese dining).

Kyoto Grand Hotel, Los Angeles

Kyoto Grand Hotel, Los Angeles

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