Last-Minute 4th of July Travel Deals

4th july travel deals

If you’ve procrastinated booking a 4th of July getaway this year, you’re probably wondering if it’s too late to find great travel deals. The good news: There are still plenty of bargains to be had — but you need to act fast to secure those last-minute 4th of July deals.

Since Independence Day falls on a Monday this year, look forward to a long weekend and consider flying back on the 4th of July — or a few days later — to save on travel costs. Tom Spagnola, senior vice president of supplier relations for CheapOair.com, recommended searching for flights on a Monday or Tuesday morning and booking return flights on an off-peak day.

From hotel stays to cruise deals, here’s how you can snag some of the best last-minute travel deals.

Caribbean cruise

1. 5-Night Western Caribbean Cruise

  • Price: Starts at $549, or $110 a night
  • Where to find the deal: CruiseCritic.com/Orbitz.com

You can find great cruise deals on CruiseCritic.com, like this five-night Western Caribbean Cruise on Carnival Liberty that sets sail on July 2 and returns July 7. According to CruiseCritic, this travel deal will save you up to 50 percent off the brochure price. You’ll depart from Galveston, Texas, and stop in Cozumel, Mexico and Progreso (Merida), Mexico.

hilton orlando bonnet creek

2. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Weekend Stay

  • Price: $544 for 3 nights
  • Where to find the deal: Skiplagged.com

Planning a trip to Disney World for the 4th of July? If so, consider staying for three nights at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek near the Walt Disney World Resort for just $160 per night plus tax. You can find this deal on Skiplagged.com, a site that can help you hunt down hotel bargains as well as flight deals.

At the hotel, you’ll have access to the 3-acre lazy river and an onsite luxury spa if you’re in the mood for some R&R during your 4th of July getaway.

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las vegas venetian hotel trip

3. Las Vegas Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino With Free Flight

  • Price: $945 for 3 nights + 1 round-trip ticket
  • Where to find the deal: Travelocity.com

Fourth of July travel deals that include free flights are too good to pass up, like Travelocity.com’s three-night Las Vegas deal that offers a round-trip ticket. From July 1 to July 4, you can stay in a Luxury King Suite, a 650-square-foot suite with a sunken living room, at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino. Be sure to head to a Vegas rooftop bar or lounge for some of the best views of the 4th of July fireworks.

hotel miami beach

4. Hotel Stay in Miami Beach for Under $150/Night

  • Price: $474.60 for 3 nights
  • Where to find the deal: LastMinuteTravel.com

If you’re looking for a last-minute hotel stay in Miami Beach on a budget, you’ll find several deals on highly rated hotels on LastMinuteTravel.com. For example, you can book a standard double room at the EB Hotel Miami for $140 per night for three nights, a savings of 10 percent, according to LastMinuteTravel. Miami will play host to numerous 4th of July celebrations this year, including America’s Birthday Bash at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami.

Swissotel Chicago

5. Swissotel Chicago Hotel for Under $200/Night

  • Price: $197 (average) per night
  • Where to find the deal: Hotels.com

Take advantage of this 20 percent off “seasonal deals” offer from Hotels.com, and stay at the Swissotel Chicago for under $200 a night from July 1 to July 5. The hotel is located near Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and other cultural attractions. Just don’t miss the 4th of July fireworks at Navy Pier for the ultimate Independence Day salute.

french quarter hotel

6. French Quarter Hotel for Under $200/Night

  • Price: $187 per night
  • Where to find the deal: Hotwire.com

Make your way to New Orleans this 4th of July for a grand celebration and fireworks show. Hotwire.com’s “Hot Rate” hotel deals over Independence Day weekend include multiple 4th of July deals that cost less than $200 per night. For example, one Bourbon Street-area boutique hotel in the French Quarter is only around $180-$190 per night. However, this is a mystery hotel, which means you’ll know the hotel name after you book.

dc hotel

7. 40% Off Washington, DC-Area Hotel Stay

  • Price: $119 per night
  • Where to find the deal: Travelzoo.com

For the quintessential 4th of July celebration, visit the nation’s capital and save money in the process. Instead of staying in pricey Washington, DC, stay at the nearby Hilton Arlington in Virginia. This deal, found on Travelzoo.com, is available for Friday-to-Saturday stays through Sept. 3, and will save you 39 percent at only $119 per night. Plus, the deal also includes free self-parking and complimentary breakfast.

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All travel deals are accurate as of June 24, 2016, and are subject to change.