As Independence Day (July 4) approaches, many Americans will be preparing to take themselves on a vacation or to visit family and friends. According to the AAA, a record-breaking 46.9 million Americans traveled over 50 miles from home for the July 4 holidays in 2018.
However, according to Cheapair.com, people in the U.S. could be looking to pay an extra $220 more for a plane ticket when booking less than six days in advance. To help Americans navigate the price hikes, Newsweek has compiled a guide on the best last minute travel deals based on information from Coupon Follow, Groupon Coupon and HotelTonight.
July 4 Flight Deals
CheapTickets.com: From July 1-7, use code NEWSWEEK16 for 16 percent off participating hotels at CheapTickets.com. The tip comes from Coupon Follow.
CheapAir.com: Now through July 4 only, use code NEWSWEEK for $10 off any flight.
Student Universe: Coupon Follow found that the website is offering $20 off all flights to Europe or $5 off flights anywhere else. Use code NEWSWEEK.
CheapFlightsFreak.com: Use code NEWSWEEK10 for $10 off through July 7.
IfOnly.com: Save $10 with code NEWSWEEK10.
CheapOair: Groupon is offering another exclusive promotion with this flights platform, with up to $52 off. Use code GROUPON52.
Travelocity: Use code MOB15 to save 15 percent off your first app purchase, according to Coupon Follow.
July 4 Hotel Deals
Orbitz.com: Use code NEWSWEEK10 for 10 percent off participating hotels with travel now through December. Max savings of $150 if you book between July 1 to 7, 2019, Coupon Follow told Newsweek.
Barnsley Resort: Situated in Adairsville, Georgia, guests can make the most of the “Independence Day Weekend Special,” which includes luxurious accommodations, a $50 per night activity credit, and a commemorative Barnsley Resort 20th anniversary gift. The Independence Day Weekend Special starts from $329 per night, valid for July 4 through to July 7.
Hilton: According to Groupon Coupon, Hilton is currently having a sale through July 4, with $50 credit per night
Hotels.com: The website has an exclusive with Groupon. Use promo code 5OFF50US to get $5 off.
Accor Hotels: Save up to 25 percent off select hotels in North or Central America, according to Coupon Follow.
Booking.com: Save 15 percent or more at this travel website throughout the summer, according to Coupon Follow.
CheapTickets.com: Through to July 14, save up to 15 percent.
The Saguaro Scottsdale: Don’t be fooled by it being in Scottsdale, Arizona. The vibrant color palette of The Saguaro gives you a legit reason to wear shades indoors. It falls way below the Phoenix daily rate average, at $84 per night.
Hotel Derek: This Euro-style boutique hotel has a distinct Texan feel. It offers an open-pet policy and “pillow fight” package with 10 extra pillows for the fight, plus milk and cookies. Perfect for a family getaway. It’s priced at $97 per night, below the Houston average of $116 per night.
The Swissotel Chicago: Eye-catching triangular building design as stellar as its Chicago-River-meets-Lake-Michigan location. Over $50 less than the average city daily rate at $90 per night.
Warwick Hotel: This elegant, upscale hotel in Philadelphia has charm abounds in the lobby, with its ornate chandelier, sky-motif ceiling and two fireplaces. Rooms are modern and comfortable, with windows that actually open. Less than the average daily rate in the city, you can book the Warwick for $102 per night.
According to HotelTonight, if you take Monday off and extend the weekend for a Sunday night getaway, hotel rooms are an average of 30 percent lower on Sunday nights.
July 4 Travel Deals
Tours4Fun: From now through July 7, save up to 20 percent off select National Park tours in the U.S. or Canada.
- 5 percent coupon: EXCLUSIVE5OFF
- 10 percent coupon: EXCLUSIVE10OFF
- 15 percent coupon: EXCLUSIVE15OFF
- 20 percent coupon: EXCLUSIVE20OFF
Carmel Car & Limo: Now through July 7, use code NEWSWEEK6 for $6 off your car rental according to Coupon Follow.
AirportParkingReservations.com: Take $5 off with code NEWSWEEK5.
Hertz.com: Save 25 percent when you pay upfront online for a car rental.
If you’d like something a little different, Coupon Follow has flagged cruises to Mexico starting at just $899 with free drinks and onboard spending credit when booked through CruiseDirect.com