If you’re planning to go out of town for the 4th of July, now is the perfect time to start planning your trip. You would want to celebrate that day with a smash, and the first thing you have to look for is the best hotel to book your stay in. Below are five of the best hotels you should consider for Independence Day. While some will boats of front-row seats to the best fireworks show, others can have an HBO star sing for you.

Washington D.C.: W

The first hotel that should be on your list is the W in Washington D.C. On the night of the 4th of July, make sure that you’re at their POV terrace. You should go ahead and enjoy drinks from their open bar, and let yourself be treated like a VIP, what with the entertainment you’ll be getting from their guest celebrities. Rumor has it that for Independence Day, they’re having Adrian Grenier with his band, the Honey Brothers.

After the sterling performance from our Entourage star, you’ll also enjoy the fireworks from one of Washington’s prime spots. The hotel just happens to be right beside the White House, and with New York DJ Sky Nellor spinning the disc afterwards, you’ll have a 4th of July experience that can be envied by even the President himself.

For the Boom, View, rooftop party, and suite package, prepare to spend about $619. If you’re planning to stay elsewhere and just join the party with the rest of the hotel guests, $200 should do the trick.

San Diego: Sè

For the beach bums, there’s no better place to be in but the Sè in San Diego. Their Sand and Spa bundle already has overnight accommodations in the bag, $200 credit at the spa, free valet, and a picnic basket filled with goodies to last you a day under the sun. You can also bring your basket to the Big Bay Boom party while you watch the fireworks with some of the greatest looking people across the states. All of this can be had for a mere $429 a night. If that’s not a sweet deal, nothing is.

Trump SoHo

While the roof deck of the hotel isn’t open to the public yet and the owners have yet to announce their opening date, if the joint does open, you’ll get the best 4th of July experience at the Trump SoHo. Why? Well, that’s simply because it’s smartly located overlooking the Hudson River. This is where Macy’s will display their pyrotechnics on Independence Day.

If you feel like skipping the huge crowds, you can even watch the fireworks from your room. Rumor has it that a lot of people have actually thought about spending the Independence Day here, so you might find the place almost fully booked. If you’re willing take your chances, though, you might just be able to snag a room for the evening of Independence Day. Rates start at $359.

Philadelphia: Hotel Palomar

If the hotels we’ve mentioned above seem a little over your budget, staying at the Philly’s Hotel Palomar isn’t so bad, either. For a mere $249 (give or take an additional $10) you’ll already get an overnight accommodation, restaurant credit that’s worth $25, in-room movies served with a popcorn, iced tea in the morning, and a cold sangria at night.

Just throw in a little extra cash for uncovered meals and your Independence Day getaway should be just about perfect. While the stay isn’t all about the fireworks, it should be a relaxing enough weekend for you and a special someone.

Boston: The Ames

Fifth best in our list is The Ames Hotel in Boston. Just like the Se in San Diego, this hotel will help you keep up with the Independence Day vibe with a picnic basket filled with gastronomic goodies care of the Woodward Tavern.
Note: the picnic basket comes with a bottle of champagne, which you can bring with you to the Charles River for the fireworks. The room for a night might cost a tad pricier than the SoHo and the Hotel Palomar, with $465 a night. It’s a favorite option among classical music lovers, though.

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