Independence Day is less than a month away — definitely not enough time to secure a passport for your dream summer beach vacation. Skip the passport and snag one of these five beach getaways for the Fourth of July, so you can enjoy some time off in Hawaii, Puerto Rico or Florida.
These packages include airfare and a hotel stay. They'll all expire in a few weeks, so make haste to secure the best rates.
1. Puerto Rico: 4-Star Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel - $189+ per night
Spending your Independence Day in Puerto Rico is almost like spending it in the U.S., since the island is a U.S. territory (which explains why U.S. citizens don't need passports to enter).
The perfect place to stay is at the 4-star Sheraton Old San Juan, a waterfront hotel in the charming Colonial City. It's just a hop, skip and a jump to amazing architecture, museums, restaurants and bars. The beaches aren't far either, but you'll need to go by cab.
Hotel amenities include the on-site Palio restaurant, a rooftop swimming pool and jacuzzi, a fitness center, and free in-room WiFi.
2. Hawaii: 4-Star Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club - $383+ per night
If you're itching to venture away from the mainland to someplace exotic, head to Hawaii, the only U.S. state made up entirely of islands. And the Marriott's Kaua'i Beach Club, a family-friendly property on Kauai's east coast, is the perfect place to experience island life.
The hotel is just minutes from Kalapaki Beach, and hotel amenities include direct beach access, an on-site spa, an outdoor swimming pool, a golf course, and 6 restaurants.
3. South Beach: The Majestic Hotel - $101+ per night
Miami Beach's nightlife will no doubt sizzle during this year's holiday weekend, which you'll discover firsthand if you stay for a night or two at the Majestic Hotel in the Art Deco district of South Beach. The price alone ranks this hotel high on our list of beach getaways for the Fourth of July — it's an incredible value.
If you don't mind sneaking away from the South Beach action during the daytime, check out the "Fire on the Fourth" Festival at the North Shore Park Bandshell at 73rd Street and Collins Avenue. This all-day extravaganza starts with food trucks and live music and finishes with a fireworks display.
Watch our video to get a feel for South Beach's vibe:
4. Key West: The Sheraton Suites Near Smathers Beach - $290+ per night
With this stunning Key West resort, you'll have easy access to Smathers Beach, the key's largest stretch of sand. Suites feature separate living rooms, flat-screen televisions, microwaves and refrigerators, so you'll feel right at home when you're not relaxing on the beachfront.
The hotel also boasts an on-site restaurant, a lagoon-style pool with a cascading waterfall, bicycle rentals and a gift shop.
5. Hawaii: Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore - $709+
Spend a quiet Fourth of July hidden away at the secluded Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's north shore. This resort gives you access to a load of leisure activities — the resort has two swimming pools, four tennis courts, two championship golf courses and many on-site dining options, including a beachfront restaurant.
And the rooms? They're not too shabby either, with their private ocean-view lanais, 40-inch flat-screen TVs, mini-refrigerators and Keurig coffeemakers.