Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free until July in Hershey PAJun 19, 2013
The popular “Kids Stay, Play and Eat Free” package is available through July 2 at The Hotel Hershey and Hershey Lodge, in Hershey, PA. This may be a good be if you want to experience all the parks the area offers, as the package includes deluxe accommodations and much more
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With the Fourth of July falling on a Wednesday this year, many travelers may be planning to extend their holiday celebration into a long weekend. Whether they are looking for spectacular fireworks views or holiday festivities, travelers can take advantage of offers across the globe.
As July weather hits with full force why not plan something different and special for the 4th of July. ROW Adventures has a number of special whitewater rafting offers coming up including a free 4th person on July 4th. They are number of trips departing throughout the whole month. For more information about trips and details click here or call 1800- 451-6034.
If you’re in Nashville, TN for the day then enjoy it because there are a number of big events going on all week long as Nashville celebrates Americas birthday in style. Nashville’s Let Freedom Sing: Music City July 4th event is a family fun weekend for everybody. The week is full of free live music, family fun and incredible fireworks. For more details and hotel reservation click here.
Looking to do something different or special on July 4th then why not visit some true history and go to Fredericksburg, Virginia where they celebrate Independence Day in true style featuring fireworks, music festivals, and hometown patriotic parades. Watch as downtown Fredericksburg is transformed into a patriotic display of red, white and blue. No Fourth of July celebration is complete without fireworks, and the Fredericksburg area promises a captivating show. For a complete schedule of events and more information click here.
At The Westin New York at Times Square in New York City guests can enjoy the Macy’s Fireworks show from the comfort of their guestroom and watch as bright colors light up the night sky over the Hudson River. With rates starting at $368, the Refresh your Senses and Elevate your Stay offer features views of the Hudson River as well as complimentary internet and fitness center access. For more information and to book, visit www.westinny.com/offers and choose the Hudson River View package option.
This 4th of July travelers can see the world’s only Civil War manned balloon replica take its first public flight. The initiative, undertaken by the Genesee Country Village & Museum’s in New York, The balloon, which can carry up to four passengers, will soar as high as 400 feet (32 stories) above the museum’s 700-acres. For more information please visit: http://www.gcv.org/news/83/.
At The Liaison Capitol Hill, an Affinia Hotel in Washington, D.C. travelers can soak up the sun at Capitol Hill’s only open-air rooftop pool and bar with the Dive In, Chill Out offer. With rates starting at $236.50 during the week of July 2 the Dive In, Chill Out offer features exclusive use of the hotel’s outdoor rooftop pool and bar, a celebrity chef Art Smith-inspired breakfast for two at Art and Soul, and an hour-long Vinyasa yoga class to truly ensure that you enjoy the weeks festivities. or additional information and to book, visit www.affinia.com/dive or call 866-246-2203 and mention promotional code SUMPKG.
The perfect all-season resort for families, The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva, WI, is hosting a three-day Independence Day celebration. Located 90 minutes from Chicago, the community of Lake Geneva has been referred to as the “Hamptons of the Midwest”. The festivities begin on Sunday, July 1 and continue throughout the week, with a large range of activities there is something for everybody to enjoy, click here to see a schedule for the week.
Seattle’s Southside is sure to be an eventful way to celebrate Independence Day. The annual Fourth of July Splash highlights a performance by Rainier Symphony choreographed to the evening’s fireworks display. The celebration begins at noon and last until the final firework. The event provides many family-friendly activities, including old-fashioned games, contests, classic car shows, art projects, face painting, inflatable bouncy toys, and a boat parade.
Go historic this Independence Day and bring the entire family for a day of fun at Four Mile Historic Park’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration! Located just outside of Denver, CO the festivities will include visits from Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Uncle Sam; the reading of the Declaration of Independence and musical performances. Tour Denver’s oldest standing structure, the Four Mile House museum and see how early settlers celebrated the Fourth and dealt with the summer heat. Traditional summertime food and refreshments will be available. For more information about other activities in and around Denver, CO click here.
Start the day with blueberry pancakes, end with a live concert and fireworks over Frenchman’s Bay in Bar Harbor, ME. Frenchman’s Bay has a full day of events to help you celebrate Independence Day in style. The “Red, White, Blue and GREEN” parade beginning at 10am helps you start the day. For a complete list of events click here.
Stowe Mountain Lodge hosts a weekend of July Fourth Vermont festivities for families that include hot air balloon rides, fly fishing, guided hikes and campfires at the hotel with s’mores. The Stowe Mountain Lodge also has an extensive family alpine adventure center that includes a rock climbing wall, trampolines, and more. They also offer family spa options a brand new Kids Spa and signature Chillax Sessions for pre-teens and teens. For more information on special offers and deals click here.
Want a true traditional small-town experience for 4th of July? Telluride, Colorado has one of the most unique celebrations in the country! Parade on Main Street, BBQ in Town Park, field games for kids, fireworks and more! Telluride.com offers the most affordable hotels, condos and private homes in town. Prices start as low $129/night.
Want to spend 4th of July out on the beautiful San Diego Harbor? This year Pirate Ship Adventures is offers a 4th of July Fireworks Excursion cruise. While onboard, passengers are able to experience a variety of firework displays going on around the harbor. Live onboard piratical entertainment and water-shooting canons ensures fun for all and a Fourth of July to remember. For more information visit www.pirateshipadventures.com.
Just outside of Washington D.C. lies the 350-acre waterfront destination property called National Harbor, and this fourth of July they are hosting numerous activities to celebrate the occasion. An outdoor concert on the waterfront plaza by the award-winning Chesapeake Orchestra accompanied with spectacular fireworks are sure to make the evening special for all.
This year the Kiawah Island Golf Resort hosts their annual 4th of July celebration which attracts crowds from across the country. Celebrations abound throughout the week of the holiday, with activities for the whole family (including teens!). Some activities include water games, laser tag, patriotic pool party, a huge Independence Festival, fireworks, and a teen indepenDANCE.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a unique and comprehensive re-creation of a 19th-century Long Island village, will host an Independence Day celebration (circa 1865). As part of the July 4 festivities, the Village will celebrate the return of Civil War veterans, the preservation of the Union and the 89th anniversary of the nation’s independence. Other activities will include traditional fiddle music, miltary drills, parades and ceremonies, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a brass band concert, an all-star “base ball” game and children’s games of the time. For more information, click here or call (516) 572-8400.
Nestled on the Missouri River, KC Riverfest is the region’s largest Independence Day festival. Patriotism and Midwestern hospitality take over Berkeley Riverfront Park, with festivities including live performances, boardwalk games, local food vendors and top-notch fireworks. Only 7 years old, the festival has quickly become KC’s most popular July 4 event.
The small town of Cody, Wyoming does July 4 in a big way; so big, in fact, it takes five days to pack in all of the events. The 93rd annual Cody stampede kicks off Saturday, June 30 with one of the four Cody Stampede Rodeos. Other events during the celebration include parades, a street dance, barbecues and the Wild West Extravaganza in City Park. The annual celebration is capped with the Cody Skylighters Fireworks Show. Click here for more details about events and activities.
The nation’s largest July 4th Festival takes place in the heart of America’s birthplace. Philadelphia’s Wawa Welcome America Celebration begins June 25 and goes all the way to July 4, with 10 patriotic days packed with free family fun events, there’s no other place nationwide quite like it. Packed with two breathtaking fireworks displays; a day-long “Party on the Parkway” and live entertainment and food for the whole family. There’s something here for everybody to enjoy, click here for more information.