It’s not too late for a July 4th travel deal



Stay July 4 and 5 at the colorful Saguaro Scottsdale in Old Town Scottsdale and pay $ 100 a night (use code SUMMER21). By booking on its website, you will benefit from welcome margaritas and late check-out. Skip the rental car in favor of a hotel loaner bike. The shops and galleries of the old town are easily accessible on foot.

The region is renowned for its spas and Civana wellness center and spa offers a relatively affordable version. With a fourth night free promotion, rooms cost an average of $ 237 a night, July 2-6, allowing guests to enjoy free daily hikes, meditation classes, yoga, and fitness.

If you haven’t planned a camping destination for the holidays, don’t go to renowned national parks like Yellowstone, which has seen a record number of visitors since last summer, or Yosemite, where advance reservations are required.

Joshua Bush, CEO of Avenue Two Travel, based in Bryn Mawr, Pa., has been living in a 45-foot RV since December and has visited 26 national parks, often making camping reservations six to nine months in advance. He recommends targeting secondary sites like Pinnacles National Park in central California (park campsites there is full from July 2 to 4 with availability before and after) and other parks in the system, including the shores of the national lakes.

“The National Park Service has a fantastic application that geolocates where you are and says, yes, you might be close to Sequoia National Park, but you have some national historic sites nearby that might not have a wait time, ”he said.

Other strategies include requesting reservations and telling the agent that you are ready to change campsites during your stay.

“Sometimes you can DIY a living room, if you’re willing to move,” he added.

Booking platforms like Tentrr, Pitch-up, Hipcamp, Camping and Campendium made it easier to find individual campsites or small, hidden campgrounds.


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