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The 5 Best 4th of July Monuments for Patriotic Visits

If you plan to stay home and have yet another cookout to celebrate America’s 239th birthday, scratch that. Get in touch with the nation’s roots by visiting one of these five patriotic monuments for a fun, learning experience outdoors. These spots promise historical re-enactments, interactive activities, walking tours, birthday cake, and much more to make it…

The 6 Best Hotels for July 4th Fireworks

Barbecues, beach trips, bikinis — there's no shortage of reasons to love the 4th of July, but there's only one way to close it out right: a kickass fireworks show. Yet sometimes the price of snagging a prime viewing spot is missing all the pre-pyrotechnic fun — and that's not a sacrifice we're willing to…

7 Interesting Small Town 4th of July Celebrations

When it comes to the Fourth of July, there’s no wrong way to celebrate. Some people venture into big cities to see fireworks set on a grand scale and some venture no further than their backyard patios where they sit around coolers of beer, setting off sparklers with friends and family. And in some parts…

Hipmunk Debuts “Trip Planning” Feature

“Life is about the journey, not the destination.” We’ve all heard it before, this slight misquotation of Ralph Waldo Emerson. And we've all been instructed to just relax and enjoy the ride. Unfortunately, planning the ride is usually not so enjoyable. Just the exhaustive nature of repetitive searches is enough to sap the escapism fun…

5 Reasons Why Great Leaders Take Vacation

By: Fiona Moriarty At Hipmunk, we’re big proponents of traveling — and not just because we’re one of the best resources out there for booking flights, hotels, and car rentals. It’s also because taking vacation has bona fide benefits for everybody (and we mean everybody). Good leaders know this and prioritize vacation accordingly. Below are just…

6 Budget Friendly Reasons to Visit The Hague

Those who speed through The Netherlands on their Euro trip and only spend a couple of hazy nights in Amsterdam are missing out. Sure, the boisterous, touristy capital is an unmissable stop, but Holland has much, much more on offer, and you can find it a 45-minute train ride away in The Hague. Unlike Amsterdam,…

6 Hotels That Give You Great Club Access

Sometimes you just want to dance. And sometimes you just want an epic night out without, well, actually having to go out. These hotels make it easy to enjoy a top notch clubbing experience without venturing far from the comfort of your guest room. Because who needs cabs anyway? The Cromwell — Las Vegas, NV Narrowing…

8 Hotels That Are Excellent for Last Minute Booking

Sometimes, it’s not the early bird that catches the worm--it’s the late one! The days of super advanced booking are over, which is great for travelers who prefer spontaneity over early planning. Many hotels offer generous deals for day before or same day reservations; check out our list below to see some of the great…

A Guide To Newark, NJ: The City With Iberian-Influenced Urban Appeal

Recognized for its close proximity to New York City and known as the "Gateway to New Jersey," Newark is often overlooked in favor of Goliath-like Manhattan and destinations along the Hudson River, such as Hoboken. However, the city is the urban heart of Jersey and has much to offer travelers in search of an affordable…

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