Fourth of July is the perfect time for family travel, whether you go somewhere close to your house or embark on a trip far away. Even though the holiday is right around the corner, it’s not too late to start planning a trip. Here are some last-minute destinations to consider.
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa offers guests a tropical Fourth of July celebration with a day inside Halona Kai Beer Garden. Enjoy delicious cocktails and holiday activities for all ages, including lawn games, face painting, bingo, bracelet-making and more.
Embark on the perfect island getaway for the Fourth of July to Atlantis Paradise Island. This year, the resort kicks off the celebration with the Red, White and Bahamas annual July 4th fair. Guests can participate in fair games, pie-eating contests, funnel cakes and more. Entertainment includes live music, a Junkanoo Rush-Out parade and fireworks at 9 p.m.
West Hollywood, Los Angeles
The iconic rock ‘n’ rock hotel, The Andaz West Hollywood in Los Angeles, lies on the famous Sunset Strip where musical history, celebrities and style come together. Travelers staying at the Andaz West Hollywood can enjoy the stunning Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl from the hotel’s rooftop. During the day, hang out by the newly renovated rooftop pool. When booking the trip, use the code Eat, Drink, Stay to get a $50 per night food and beverage credit, late check-out and more.
Palm Beach, Aruba
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino’s annual All-American Cookout. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the resort invites guests to hang out by the pool with activities such as an egg walk, balloon toss, corn hole games and a spike ball contest. All day, the resort offers plenty of traditional American dishes such as burgers, hot dogs and cold brews.
Australian adventure travel company Aurora Expeditions announced its partnership with Australian-based education platform UpSchool on an Arctic education program, perfect for family travelers. The 10-week course explores the importance of the Arctic region. The program encourages children to create a plan for how their community can contribute to positive environmental change.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
For many, a Hawai’ian vacation is the family trip of a lifetime, one that will make memories the entire family will cherish. If the island of Oahu is on your itinerary, be sure to check out these top three activities the family is sure to love.
Some of the top hotels and resorts from across the country invite family travelers to take advantage of exclusive booking offers this summer. The offers allow families to maximize vacation days and skip all of the stresses that typically come with travel. Here are just some of the hotels with exciting and exclusive summer offers.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.