America’s 241st birthday is coming up next week—but if you ask us she doesn’t look a day over 200. Whether you’re on the road for an epic long weekend getaway or traveling for business, there are lots of Independence Day events around our InTown Suites properties for all ages. So don your best red, white, and blue attire and get ready for tasty cookouts, toe-tapping live music, dazzling fireworks and a whole lot more 4th of July fun.
PONCE DE LEON, FL
An InTown Suites Staff Favorite – Submitted by Nicole W., Dothan, AL
Planning a picnic? Head to Ponce de Leon Springs State Park for a relaxing day trip just a short drive from our Dothan, AL location. It’s just $4.00 per car to enter and there are plenty of picnic tables and grills that are free to use to cook up a great Fourth of July Feast. This 426-acre park is home to two natural springs that produce over 14 million gallons of crystal-clear water per day! The best part? The temperature is always an ideal 68 degrees, making it the perfect place to beat the summer heat.
Take a short day-trip from one of our Phoenix, AZ properties to discover the #1 rated “Best Town for July 4th” by Travel + Leisure. Flagstaff delivers a classic Independence Day experience. Take in an exciting parade through downtown, relax under ponderosa pines to the sounds of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and put out your picnic provisions for Lights on the Lawn at the Continental Country Club. Flagstaff is a two-hour drive from Phoenix and well worth the trip through Tonto National Forest.
An InTown Suites Staff Favorite – Submitted by Nancy D., Metairie, LA
Metairie is full of parks, playgrounds, and sports fields, but Lafreniere Park is one of the most popular. On July 3rd the park will host Uncle Sam Jam, with a great lineup of musical performances on the Al Copeland Concert and Meadow Stage. Performers include a former contestant from NBC’s The Voice and the silky sounds of famous doo-wop quartet The Drifters. Stay dry whatever the weather under covered picnic areas and settle in for a spectacular fireworks display to cap off the night.
An InTown Suites Staff Favorite – Submitted by Nadia S., Houston, TX
Everything is bigger in Texas, including Fourth of July celebrations! Freedom Over Texas is one of Houston’s signature outdoor events, and the lineup of musical talent never disappoints. This year, Hunter Hayes and DNCE will be headlining, along with a special performance by the United States Band of the West Concert Band. With multiple stages featuring a wide array of acts (including music for kids), there’s something to satisfy everyone. The evening ends with patriotic tunes and a pyrotechnic display of the city skyline.
Independence Day in Washington? What a capital idea! Just a two-hour drive from our Richmond, VA location, head to DC and keep an eye out for VIPs at the National Independence Day Parade, take in a free concert at the U.S. Capitol building, and pay tribute America’s presidents and the National Portrait Gallery. A world-class fireworks display over the National Mall caps off an unforgettable July 4th weekend. It doesn’t get more American than this!
Now that you’ve got some inspiration for a great American adventure, it’s time to plan your trip! Find InTown Suites’ extended stay properties along your route for affordable accommodations this 4th of July weekend.