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3 Trips to Take this 4th of July to Escape the Crowds

Sweltering beach days, bumper to bumper shore traffic and overcrowded fireworks have all become synonymous with Independence Day – an alternative plan to avoid crowds doesn’t have to compromise traditional July Fourth fanfare. There are several hotels and destinations that are offering guests an elevated version of their usual Fourth of July plans without sacrificing tradition.

Try one of these 3 options this 4th of July.

Eastwind Hotel & Bar | Windham, New York

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photographs by lawrence braun

Nestled in the heart of the Catskills, Eastwind Hotel & Bar’s breathtaking views give guests the opportunity to show off both the scenic views of Windham mountain, and the boutique hotel’s unique Swedish-inspired design. In addition to 26 stylish guestrooms, a full-service cocktail bar, and a public salon, Eastwind offers seven Lushna Cabins and three Lushna Suites for those looking for a more secluded but luxurious outdoors experience.  The year-round destination offers an array of activities and amenities from bicycles to hiking poles and trail maps, shuttles to Windham Mountain, yoga classes, and foraging. www.eastwindny.com

The Dive Motel | Nashville, Tennessee

The Dive Motel, Nashville offers 23 uniquely designed and one of a kind rooms. All rooms come with a signature ‘Party Switch’ that spins a Disco Ball to the tunes of “Dive Radio”, consisting of 4 channels: Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and Sleep. The Dive Motel’s guests also enjoy complimentary access to The Dive Bar & Lounge and pool, located right outside their door. The Dive Motel is a sister property to the Urban Cowboy brand. www.thedivemotel.com 

Sanderling Resort | Duck, North Carolina

The AAA Four-Diamond Sanderling Resort stands as the only full-service resort on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Sprawled across 13 acres between the Atlantic Ocean and serene Currituck Sound, Sanderling has welcomed guests to its picturesque setting for more than 35 years. With 123 rooms and suites, plus five vacation homes, the resort is poised to accommodate all types of travelers: families, couples, friends, corporate and social groups. Sanderling guests enjoy a wide array of amenities, including two dune-side swimming pools that separate adult tranquility from family fun; an indoor swimming pool for an all-season escape; fitness center; oversized fire pits; and the on-site Spa at Sanderling. www.sanderling-resort.com