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Stars, Stripes and Savings: From Traditional July 4th Getaways to Unique Celebrations

Stars, Stripes and Savings - Celebrate July 4thCelebrate Independence Day at some of America’s most historic and patriotic destinations! On July 4th, there will be fireworks displayed across the country whether it is on a pier, in the downtown area of your state or in the backyard of your homes (if the law permits). Aside from taking pride in the red, white and blue with the booming of fireworks and a hot dog or hamburger (whichever you prefer) at hand – some states have their own unique celebrations.

Boston Chowderfest
During the Boston Chowderfest, which takes place at the beautiful Harborfest, approximately 12,000 participants chow down to select the best chowder from Boston-area restaurants. The samples and style of chowder can vary from thin and soupy with minced clams, to hearty, thick and creamy chowder with potatoes. If you love chowder then this is a must-see event for you this Fourth of July.

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (Brooklyn, New York)
Every year, Coney Island attracts many people in the New York summer heat to witness the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Marking its 95th year, contestants chomp down hot dog after hot dog in hopes of getting the famous Nathan’s Mustard Belt along with cash prizes. Also, when visiting Coney Island check out the attractions and historical sites in the great Brooklyn area.

Gettysburg Civil War Re-enactment
Marking its 147th re-enactment this year, the Gettysburg Civil War re-enactment takes place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. If you enjoy a little time travel and are a history buff, be sure to check out the re-enactment among other sites in Pennsylvania such as the iconic symbol of freedom, the Liberty Bell.

Pig War Picnic
Just off the coast of Washington State lie the San Juan Islands. Visit the Fourth of July Beach along Griffin Bay and don’t miss the annual Pig War Picnic, named for the so-called “Pig War” waged on the island between Brits and Americans in 1859. The picnic takes place on nearby Price Street, following the Fourth of July parade, and serves up equal parts burgers and hot dogs with good old-fashioned fun. Also, marvel at the gorgeous nature San Juan has to offer such as watching a Bald Eagle fly overhead, which is sure to put you into a stars-and-stripe state of mind.

1800HOTELS offers up to 60% OFF on hotels in New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando and Las Vegas for your July 4th Weekend Getaway!

July 4th Sweet Deal: 4-Star Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa in Palm Springs, California from $67/night

The hotel: Nestled at the base of the majestic Santa Rosa Mountains this four star sanctuary in the desert, provides the perfect place to escape from your everyday life.

With all the luxurious amenities and exquisite accommodations you will find everything you need to enjoy your relaxing getaway. There is something here for everyone such as 24 hour fitness center, tennis courts, 3 signature pools with a sandy beach area for children, and Spa Esmeralda. As well as the property is surrounded by a 36 hole championship golf courses designed by the famed architect Ted Robinson.

Get this deal: Right now, 1800HOTELS has an exclusive deal on the 4-Star Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa with rates as low as $67 per night on stays of three nights or more through August. You Save 60%!

Twitter Trivia Contest Update: And the Winner is …

This past weekend we launched our very first Twitter Trivia Contest: NYC Hotel Edition. Thanks to all the twitter folks who participated and followed my tweets as I roamed the streets of the Big Apple.

Foursquare was great fun, allowing me to check-in to various locations in New York as it auto-detected my location on my cellular phone with their easy to use application. Simply an amazing feature! The  best part of all is that it automatically tweeted my location and check-ins on to twitter that provided clues to all the folks on twitter who were following this contest! Gotta love Social Media!

Now to the winner of this short but sweet Twitter Trivia Contest: Congratulations to @dollyflake for guessing the correct hotel name where this lobby picture was taken! You are the winner and will receive a $20 hotel gift card for your next booking on 1800hotels.com.

This picture was in fact taken at the ever popular 4-Star Marriott Marquis located in the heart of Times Square – a hotel I’d recommend to anyone wishing to stay in the hustle and bustle of this wonderful city.

In case you missed this contest – not to worry! Stay tuned for more fun trivia and promotional contests for your chance to win hotel gift cards and more!

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Win a $20 Gift Card with Twitter Trivia Contest: New York City Hotel Edition

We’re headed to Big Apple this weekend! Follow my tweet-steps on twitter as I roam the streets of New York and you could win a 1800HOTELS $20 gift card.

Starting this Friday, May 21, I will be tweeting clues, twit-pics and trivia hints for you to Guess the NYC Hotel Lobby or Bar.  Answer correctly and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a $20 hotel gift card toward your next booking at 1800HOTELS.com!

Here’s how it works

1. Follow @1800hotels on twitter.com

2. Stay tuned for tweets with pics and and clues from Friday to Sunday.

3. When you see a “Twitter Trivia ” tweet from @1800hotels, tweet us back with your answer!

4. The winner(s) will be randomly selected each day

5. We’ll announce all of the winner(s) on Twitter and our 1800HOTELS Facebook page on Monday, May 24.

So if you’re not following us on Twitter yet, connect with @1800hotels and get ready to win this weekend!

Memorial Day weekend hotel deals: Save 50% off top beach resorts, plus $50 bonus gift card

Memorial Day Weekend Getaways in the SouthMemorial Day weekend is fast approaching — and time’s running out to book your holiday weekend getaway.

We’ve been working with our hotel partners to get you the best last-minute hotel deals and discounts in popular beach destinations for Memorial Day weekend.  And we’re pleased to announce our latest Sweet Deal

Right now, you can save up to 50% on our top-rated hotels and resorts in Clearwater and St. Pete Beach in Florida, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where you’ll enjoy the long weekend with sun, sand, water sports and family fun.

While 1800HOTELS has a wide selection and already-low rates in these cities, here are the special hotel deals our team of experts hand-picked and recommended for your vacation:

Clearwater
4-Star Sheraton Sand Key Resort  $166/night (Save 30%)

3-Star Doubletree Beach Resort Tampa Bay/North Redington Beach $166/night (Save 10%)


St. Pete Beach

3-Star Grand Plaza Beachfront Resort Hotel $129/night (Save 50%)

4-Star Don Cesar Beach Resort $177/night (Save 44%)


Myrtle Beach

4-Star Royale Palms Condominiums by Hilton $157/night (Save 10%)
4-Star Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort $175/night

BONUS Limited-Time Deal:  Book your Memorial Day weekend hotel with us by phone 1-800-853-9054 and you’ll also receive a $50 gift card for use on your next trip with 1800HOTELS. This special $50 gift card offer is only valid on phone bookings and expires on Saturday, May 8 at 12:00 p.m. ET, so don’t wait — find your place in the sun and call 1-800-853-9054 to claim this deal!

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