Fourth of July, New England-style
The Castle Hill Inn in Newport, Rhode Island, celebrates the day with bonfires and lobster rolls. Plus, you can stretch out on the lawn for unobstructed views of the city’s annual fireworks display. Best of all, the bonfires on the property’s private beach have s’mores under the stars—and nothing brings back childhood memories of summer more than melting chocolate over an open flame. Don’t miss ten of the most spectacular Fourth of July fireworks displays in America.
Fourth of July among the glitterati
An elegant bed and breakfast, the Baker House 1650 in the tony Hamptons, is right by Main Beach where, just a mile down the road, you can watch the town fireworks. During the day, relax on the wisteria-lined lawn with a book—there are comfy teak lounge chairs, vine-covered walls, and a gorgeous infinity pool to dip in when you get hot. Many rooms have wood-burning fireplaces, beamed ceilings, and whirlpool tubs, and you can take your breakfast in the garden if you like. The inn is walled off from the rest of the world by hedges for extra privacy–just like the celebrities and other bold-face names who have homes here like it. Check out 15 of the best vacation spots for summer travel in the U.S.