It’s time to salute that Grand Old Flag, light up the grill, and put on your bathing suit, because we are starting to get into the full swing of summer! And this year, it’s not just the weather that’s heating up. Cities all around the country are getting ready for the 4th of July, the big summertime holiday. At TakeTours.com, one of the web’s leading marketplaces for booking travel, you can find a bunch of exciting vacation packages to destinations across the country waiting just for you. There are so many options that we guarantee you will be able to find the tour that is perfect for you and your family or friends. Take a look at all the special offers on our 4th of July Deals Page. Many of these tours are available at a special Buy-2-Get-3rd-Free deal, meaning you should call two friends right now to plan an awesome weekend getaway!
Because July 4th is so closely tied with this country’s foundation and past, it can be a favorite time for history buffs to get out and see some of the oldest cities in the nation. Two of these cities – Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia – are a reasonable 3 hour drive from each other, meaning that you can see both these historic locales in a very brief period. Book this 2-Day Washington DC, Philadelphia Tour from New York/New Jersey, starting at just $76 (what a steal!), is the perfect way to get the most out of both the nation’s capital and the City of Brotherly Love in a short span. In Philly, you’ll stop by National Independence Park to see the Liberty Bell (and its famous crack) and Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed (a.k.a. the whole reason July 4th is a holiday at all!). Then, it’s onto Washington, D.C., a city full of white marble memorials and monuments dedicated to American heroes of the past, whether they were political leaders or soldiers who were ready to give their lives in the line of duty to defend their home. This tour will visit some of the most significant of these monuments, like the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. You’ll also get to stop outside the White House and the US Capitol, the two most iconic government buildings in the city. It’s hard to think of a tour better suited for scholars of U.S. history.
While Philadelphia served as the center for the young nation’s government during the American Revolution, Boston was its birthplace: the first shots of the entire war were fired in Lexington (a town just northwest of the city), and the American soldiers in Massachusetts were regarded as some of the most passionate fighters of the conflict. Well aware of its historical significance, Boston proudly celebrates its revolutionary history with a great fireworks display over the waters of the Charles River on July 4th, accompanied by an outdoor performance from the Boston Pops Orchestra. Currently on TakeTours, you can find plenty of tours to and from Beantown on our Boston Tours Page. For instance, you should look into booking this 2-Day Yale University, Rhode Island, Boston Tour from New York, starting at only $108. On the first day, you will get to see the magnificent Breakers Mansion in Newport, RI, considered one of the most magnificent houses in the country, in addition to seeing the campuses of Yale, Harvard, and MIT, three of the most prestigious institutes of higher education in the world, let alone the U.S. Between the two of them, seven U.S. Presidents received undergraduate degrees from Harvard and Yale, and as you tour their campuses, you may be following some of the same routes that, for instance, John F. Kennedy took to get to class. Then, on the second day, you will get an even more vivid picture of Boston’s role in this country’s history when you take a cruise into Boston Harbor, where American colonists dumped tea to protest British rule during the infamous Boston Tea Party; and at Quincy Market, a bustling area that is commonly regarded as the best place to grab a bite to eat in the Bean. Visit our website to view an even larger selection of East Coast Tours that depart from cities all over the region, whether you live in Boston or Florida.
The West Coast (especially California) seems almost as inherently linked with the summer as day-trips to the beach, quickly-melting ice cream, and pool parties. Thereâ€™s good reason for this: in 1967, the “Summer of Love” kicked off in Cali, helping to kickstart the “Hippy” movement that helped define the 60’s. Out West, everything’s spread a little further apart, leaving a lot of room between for some of the most breathtaking national parks and scenic landscapes in the world. For instance, the Grand Canyon in Arizona is included in the list of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and for good reason. It is difficult to imagine the immense size of this gaping geological formation until you stand on the edge and look out. Since ancient times when Native Americans first settled the area, the canyon has dazzled visitors with its size and red-orange glow. Many of these 3-4 Day Grand Canyon Tours, starting for as low as $99, are available for that special Buy-2-Get-3rd-Free price, so if you have never made in out to Northern Arizona, maybe it’s about time to stop waiting and set off on your adventure! If you are looking for more of that much-admired, laid-back California lifestyle, why not try some single day excursions in Los Angeles? Booking this 1-Day Los Angeles City Tour is available for just $60, and on it, you will get to see the most glamorous parts of the city, including the famous Beverly Hills neighborhood, loaded with incredible celebrity homes. Check out even more West Coast Tours on our site, including tours with options for theme parks!
Although the 4th of July is still a few weeks away, summer is such a busy season when it comes to vacations that we highly recommend booking as soon as possible, because these tours tend to sell out very quickly, and you shouldn’t have to settle for anything less than your number one pick. And since you can book your hotel accommodations on our site at the same time as you book your tour, the process of planning your vacation is a lot easier, both on your mind and your wallet. Head to TakeTours.com now so you can begin exploring the land of the free and the home of the brave!