San Francisco, California
Between the hot arts scene, the tempting boutiques, the awesome bay views, and the variety of locally focused restaurants and wine bars, San Francisco is the perfect place to indulge in the summer months.
Where to Stay: Hotel Abri
Ideal for the leisure and business traveler, the newly transformed Hotel Abri is a modern day urban oasis featuring a sleek décor complemented by contemporary art and upscale amenities.
Located just off of Union Square, the hotel’s energetic vibe is delightfully balanced with a comfortable ease offering guests a unique, sensorial experience and the highest levels of hospitality and service. Amenities such as the stylishly radiant fireplace lounge, a shopping valet and a ‘Tech Menu’ cater to both the professional road warrior and urban adventurer alike.
Summer offer to book: Urban wine tasting package
The summer, travelers can enjoy the best of San Francisco with Hotel Abri's summer A Night of Romance Package with a romantic night out in the heart of one of the most romantic cities with some of the best wine from the Bay Area.
The package includes one night of accommodations in an Urban Suite, Wine and Tcho Chocolates amenity upon arrival and a $50 Wine Card to Press Club to enjoy located a tasting of California’s finest wines and beers in a sophisticated, social atmosphere. Package rates start at $349/night, based on availability.
Where to watch the fireworks: The San Francisco Bay Area marks July 4 with fireworks, picnics, concerts and family fun. The highlight of San Francisco’s July 4 celebration, fireworks are set off from the foot of the Municipal Pier and from barges north of Pier 39. Best places to watch (from land): Aquatic Park (Jefferson and Hyde streets), the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, other waterfront spots at Fisherman’s Wharf, and Coit Tower.
With sandy beaches, world-class shopping, diverse culinary hotspots from the worlds' most celebrated chefs and warm weather, Honolulu is an ideal vacation destination in the summer mixing the best of urban and beach sites and activities. The most popular time to visit is in the summer, when families are traveling and honeymooners take time off.
Where to Stay: The MODERN Honolulu
Located at the gateway to Waikiki on the island of Oahu, The MODERN Honolulu sets a new standard for lifestyle hotels with an innovative urban resort design that reflects sophistication and style. Sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean and city skyline surround the hotel's 353 guest rooms and suites.
Two stylish pools overlook the Pacific for daytime fun while a vibrant scene at Addiction nightclub and The Study lobby bar offer evening rendezvous. Centrally located, The Modern is within walking distance to popular Waikiki beaches, Hawaii’s largest open-air shopping center, Ala Moana, and near a selection of luxury boutiques and retail stores that line Waikiki’s main thoroughfare, Kalakaua Avenue.
Summer offer to book: More at the Modern
This summer, guests can get More at The Modern; book four or more room nights and receive $200 or $300 resort credit to use on services at The Spa at The Modern Honolulu, fine dining at Morimoto Waikiki, valet parking, gift-shop purchases, 24-hour in-room dining or cocktails and light fare at The Grove, Passageways or the Sunset Pool Bar.
• Ocean View or Partial Ocean View rooms and Studio Suites – $200 resort credit
• Ocean View or Ocean Front One Bedroom or Two Bedroom Suites – $300 resort credit
Where to watch the fireworks: The Modern Honolulu's Sunrise Pool deck is the ideal spot to take in spectacular views of the Waikiki Beach firework show that takes place each Friday at 7:45pm.
New York, New York
Summer is one of the best times to visit New York City with an endless number of indoor and outdoor activities. The season's many attractions include concerts, baseball games, museums, outdoor dining, fireworks, beaches and thrill rides at Coney Island. There are also street fairs and ferries, plus plenty of opportunities to jog, bike and enjoy the great outdoors.
Where to Stay: The Surrey
Located streps away from Central Park, noted museums, and the best of NYC's attractions, The Surrey is the ultimate address for families.
Summer offer to book: Family Time Package
When you reserve a Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite with king bed, this limited time offer includes a connecting Deluxe Salon as a spacious addition to accommodate all of those closest to you. As part of our family programming at The Surrey, guests will also receive a customized "My Vacation" Surrey sticker book to cherish memories from the trip and two complimentary passes to experience a family program at the Whitney Museum of American Art. For reservations, please call 212.288.3700 or visit TheSurrey.com and mention the Promotional Code “FAMLY.” Rates from $1,395.
Where to watch the fireworks: While many residents vacate the city and head out to their summer homes or shares in the Hamptons or the Cape for the Forth of July, travelers can experience a beautiful fireworks display over the Hudson and visit all the city's most sought after attractions without the crowds. The private rooftop at The Surrey, only open during the summer months, is the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day in country's largest city.
Tom Cooper | Elite.