Where to Get A Spectacular Fireworks View this Fourth of July

Whether you were born in the USA or just visiting for the summer, the Fourth of July is an essential holiday to celebrate across the country. From barbecues to pool parties, the day’s festivities involve merrymaking with friends and family and most importantly, ending the night watching a sky full of fireworks. This popular travel day has a variety of ideal destinations with each offering the perfect view of the sparkling night sky. Take your Independence Day trip to new heights with these great places to watch fireworks on this quintessential summer night.

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New York City

The East River is the source of NYC’s biggest show known as the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. If you’re lucky enough to have a clear view of the river, you’ll get the full experience with an accompanying music score to put you in the patriotic mood. Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn have the best view with barges also giving Midtown and South Street Seaport a good sightline. Hotels like 1Hotel, The Bowery, The Freehand or The Nomad make for great vantage points, or make the trek to the river to see the 45-minute event up close.

 

Photo: Macy’s 4th of July NYC

Photo: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Los Angeles

With the sprawling city offering up a range of events from Marina del Rey to Pasadena, you’ll be sure to find an impressive display no matter your neighborhood of choice. The Hollywood Bowl hosts an annual Fourth of July party with The Go-Go’s being this year’s artist to perform during the celebration. Dodger Stadium will be lit up even brighter than usual with an all-American game to round out your evening. One of the biggest LA events is the Rose Bowl’s Americafest which boasts rides, crafts and tailgating outside the stadium in preparation for the eye-catching show.

 

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Photo: Dodger Stadium 4th of July

San Diego

San Diego makes for a great Fourth of July destination with its perfect weather and beachside locale. Their numerous shows of the night take place in Old Town, Ocean Beach, SeaWorld, and their most popular, the Annual Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show. The largest in the county, this fireworks display lights up the sky from multiple locations along the North Bay. Having four barges placed along the water means you’ll have no problem finding the perfect view with a stay at hotels like Omni, Hotel del Coronado, or Pendry San Diego.

 

Photo: Annual Big Bay Boom San Diego

Photo: Annual Big Bay Boom San Diego

Chicago

Any Chicago resident knows that Navy Pier is the place to go for a fireworks show during the summer. Their 4th of July Aon Summer Fireworks, presented by Miller Lite, is the biggest of the season with a dazzling display over the lake. This unofficial yet fully embraced Independence Day show allows locals and visitors head to Millennium Park to see the explosive festivities up close. For those searching for a rooftop view, bars like Streeterville Social, Apogee, Upstairs at The Gwen or Cindy’s offer up the perfect perspective for the spectacular event.

 

Photo: Navy Pier Chicago 4th of July

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Most Extravagant Luxury Suites in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a world-renowned travel destination known for its incredible array of nightlife and attractions. You will never run out of things to do when visiting Sin City. Vegas oozes a lavish lifestyle starting with the multitude of luxury hotel suites and private villas available. Some of the world’s most extravagant rooms can be found in Las Vegas, giving visitors a wide-ranging choice of where they would like to stay. Whether you’re searching for a penthouse overlooking the Strip, or a quiet and tucked-away villa, Las Vegas has something just for you.

Luxury Hotel Suites Vegas

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The Mansion at the MGM Grand

Larger than most, the Mansion at the MGM Grand consists of 29 villas and a climate controlled atrium and garden pool, all adding up to a whopping 290,000 square feet. The Mansion features a hidden driveway up to the collection of private villas, and each villa comes equipped with a unique collection of art, antiquities, and other luxurious decors. If you’re searching for a place to host your next Las Vegas weekend, the Mansion is an impressive destination.

 

The Mansion MGM Grand

Photo: The Mansion Atrium at MGM Grand at Night

Two Bedroom Villa

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Sky Villa at The Palms

The previously named “Hefner Suite” at the Palms features two floors and 9,000 total square feet of prime Las Vegas reality. Amenities include a full workout center, a massage parlor, and a 24-hour butler service, among many others. Also included in the room is a full glass elevator and an infinity pool overlooking the Strip.

 

Sky Villa Palms Hotel

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Sky Villa Palms Hotel

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Palazzo Suites at Rio Las Vegas

Tucked on the backend of The Rio’s campus, the Palazzo Suites are one of Vegas’ best kept secrets, as in the suites are mostly on a need-to-know basis to maintain their enchanting qualities. When staying at the Palazzo Suites, you can choose from a number of rooms that include anywhere from one to six bedrooms and range from 3,900 to 13,950 square feet. Along with Bulgari bath products and 24-hour butler service, guests can also expect a complimentary limousine airport shuttle service and a whirlpool tub on each balcony that overlooks the Strip.

 

Palazzo Suites at Rio Las Vegas

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Palazzo Suites at Rio

Photo: The Palazzo Suites at Rio

Marcus Aurelius Villa at Caesars Palace

This 9,500 square foot masterpiece may have been built for the likes of Caesar himself. A private elevator brings you to a Roman design-inspired mega-suite that features an aquarium filled with exotic fish, a double-sided fireplace, and even a grand piano. After a day walking around the Strip, kick back in the Villa’s personal movie theater or take a dip in the jacuzzi on the private balcony.

 

Caesars Palace Marcus Aurelius Villa

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Caesars Palace Marcus Aurelius Villa

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Presidential Suite at the Bellagio

If ultimate relaxation is what you’re searching for, then the Presidential Suite at the Bellagio is exactly what you need. The headlining features of the suite are the in-room solarium, private garden and custom fountain which keeps to the style of the famous Bellagio fountain. Among the other 4,000 some square-feet, you can find a large fireplace, a six-seat bar, and a whirlpool tub that overlooks the whole of Las Vegas.

 

Presidential Suite at the Bellagio

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Presidential Suite at the Bellagio

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Chairman Suite at the Venetian

The Chairman Suite at the Venetian takes heavy design influence from Asian cultures, featuring a collection of art by Asian creators and multiple fountains to bring the zen of the suite together. Along with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the suite includes a private massage parlor, sauna, salon, and a private workout center.

 

Chairman Suite at the Venetian

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Chairman Suite at the Venetian

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Encore Three Bedroom Duplex

While staying at the 5,829 square feet of the Three Bedroom Duplex at the Wynn Las Vegas, guests can expect a full wet bar and buffet, 24-hour room service, expedited entry into multiple nightclubs, a dedicated billiards room, and a wall of two-story windows to give visitors a dazzling view of the city. The modern contemporary room includes a small collection of art from around the world, gilded moldings and railings, and marble countertops and sinks. The only true way to describe the Encore Three Bedroom Duplex is luxurious.

 

Encore Three Bedroom Duplex

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Encore Three Bedroom Duplex

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Three Bedroom Villa at Mirage

Proceeding past the gated driveway, guests staying at the Three Bedroom Villa at the Mirage are treated to a wide array of amenities including a 24-hour on-call staff of maids and butlers, a fully stocked wet bar, and a private backyard with a pool and lounging section. You will experience a level of tailor-made luxury and comfort that cannot be found anywhere else in the city.

 

Three Bedroom Villa at Mirage

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Three Bedroom Villa at Mirage

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Roam Free at Italy’s Finest Coastal Cities

When traveling to Italy, many people feel Milan, Venice, or Pompeii are some of the best options. Not everyone considers the abundance of picture-perfect coastal towns and cities that Italy has to offer. The colorful and unique architecture, unrivaled views of the ocean, and the cliff-covered landscape that surrounds the towns are enough to spark romance inside of your heart. Whether you’re looking to do some shopping, A-list dining, or outdoor activities, you can find it all and more within some of Italy’s best coastal cities.

Italy Coastal Cities

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Amalfi

Located at the mouth of a deep ravine and the foot of Monte Cerreto, Amalfi is a small but world-renowned city known for sun-filled piazzas, historic architecture, and luxury vacations. If you’re thinking about booking a trip to Amalfi, consider staying at the Santa Caterina Hotel, set in a hilltop villa on the Tyrrhenian Sea. The upscale hotel presents beautiful views of the water as well as two delicious restaurants and no shortage of amenities for guests.

 

Amalfi, Italy

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Santa Caterina Hotel Amalfi

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Manarola

As a part of the Cinque Terre National Park, Manarola is known for being the ‘most colorful’ city in the world. The buildings resemble an artist’s palette, tightly placed together along a cliff overlooking the ocean. Manarola is one of five towns that make up the Cinque Terre National Park, and every year visitors flock to the park to hike and take in everything Manarola has to offer. On your next trip to Manarola, consider staying at La Torretta Lodge, a unique luxury hotel that boasts a modernized medieval tower and contemporary art-filled rooms that offer breathtaking views over the water.

 

Manarola Italy

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Manarola, Italy

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Positano

You will never find a shortage of photo opportunities when visiting Italy’s most picturesque city with quaint homes, rustic hotels, and the most luxurious resorts on the Amalfi coast including the Il San Pietro di Positano. Positano’s location gives visitors the opportunity to travel by boat to Capri, Ischia and the Grotta dello Smeraldo. Enjoy laying out on the beach, hiking the foothills that lie behind the coastal paradise, or feasting on authentic Mediterranean cuisine at restaurants like Ristorante Il Capitano that provide gorgeous views of the sea.

 

Positano, Italy

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Le Sirenuse Positano

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Portofino

Portofino has become popular with US travelers in recent decades due to its opulence and picturesque scenery. The distinctive half-moon harbor now houses superyachts year-round, and new resorts like Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendid Mare have sprung up ensuring that guests receive the best treatment possible. The Belmond is all about elegance and refinement, not overtaking the natural charm of the Riviera, but adding to it.

 

Portofino, Italy

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Belmond Hotel Splendido

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Sorrento

Where the mountains meet the sea and where deep valleys transition into beautiful citrus plantations is where you’ll find the enchanting Italian city of Sorrento. Located in the province of Naples, Sorrento is set on a truly unbelievable landscape. Enjoy sipping fine wines in the Piazza Tasso square, or check out the rolling countryside that leads into the Amalfi coast. After a day of exploring, retire to your room at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, a 19th-century grand dame located on a cliff right above the port.

 

Sorrento, Italy

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria

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Polignano a Mare

The historic old town of Polignano a Mare is thought to be one of the most charming as well as the most important towns in the south of Italy. The city is perched upon limestone cliffs overlooking the rich blue Adriatic Sea, creating a perfect location for cliff diving. Consider staying at the Borgobianco Resort & Spa Mgallery by Sofitel, renowned for its friendly service and ultra relaxing atmosphere.

 

Polignano a Mare

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Borgobianco Resort and Spa

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Atrani

Atrani has long been the escape for the most powerful families of Amalfi. The city still maintains a small fishing village feel even after incorporating a variety of high-end conveniences and places to stay. The town has traditionally designed homes climbing up cliffsides to offer stunning views over the water, and there is a maze of tightly packed alleys and colorful gardens that run throughout. Here, the Belmond Hotel Caruso serves as the height of extravagance and sophistication. Set on a cliff overlooking the coast, this 11th-century palace is in a central location for all the activities you could ask for when vacationing on the coast.

 

Altrani, Italy

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Belmond Caruso

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Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore is the largest and most easterly city located within the Cinque Terre National Park. The city is placed upon the unspoiled blue waters of the Gulf of Genoa and is known for their Sciacchetra sweet wine which is fermented from Bosco, Fermentino, and Albarola grapes. The colorful homes create a backsplash of elegance against the natural, beautifully rough landscape. While roaming Riomaggiore and the rest of the Cinque Terre Park, consider resting your head at the Restaurant Hotel Porto Roca, the welcoming and down to earth hillside slice of paradise.

 

Riomaggiore, Italy

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Riomaggiore, Italy

Riomaggiore, Italy / Hotel Porto Roca

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Top Party Destinations for a Cabo San Lucas Getaway

For many years, Cabo has served as a premier vacation destination for travelers all around the globe, and a large draw to the city is its variety of nightlife venues that each bring something fun and unique to the table. The city has earned a reputation as an energetic paradise filled with busy nightclubs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. If you’re looking to live it up in one of the best cities in the world, Cabo San Lucas will give you the trip of a lifetime at these nightlife hot spots.

Cabo San Lucas

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Omnia

One of Cabo’s most buzzed about party experiences, Omina at Vidanta Los Cabos is a festive, outdoor dayclub with a sophisticated atmosphere. You’ll take in the sunshine with views of the Sea of Cortez surrounded by guests ready to party to the sounds of top, international DJs. The beachfront locale centers around a sparkling blue pool where you can cool off and enjoy a private cabana.

 

Omnia Dayclub Los Cabos

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Omnia Los Cabos

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The Rooftop at the Cape

You’ll have an unparalleled view at the top of The Thompson Cape Hotel where The Rooftop’s beautiful sunsets over the water give visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. The al fresco terrace and beer garden are adorned with comfortable, modern furnishings for you to sit back and relax as you enjoy a signature cocktail and listen to the waves of the ocean.

 

Photo: The Rooftop at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

\The Rooftop at The Cape Cabo

Photo: The Rooftop at The Cape, a Thompson Hotel

Mandala

Mandala serves as one of the most exclusive and elegant nightclubs in the city. A rich Indian inspired interior design, a well-lit center dance floor and a full menu of VIP amenities have made Mandala a frequently visited spot by the celebrities and business elite that come to Cabo.

 

Mandala Nightclub Cabo

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Mandala Cabo San Lucas

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Blue Marlin Ibiza at ME Hotel

The ME Cabo Resort plays host to Blue Marlin Ibiza, a lively poolside beach club fit for dining and cocktails as you party all day in the Cabo sunshine. The beachfront space has a breezy ambiance for lounging, but becomes a hot spot when top DJs liven up the space with music’s best hits. The space also evolves into an attractive, nightlife destination after dark bringing the perfect environment for dancing under the stars.

 

Blue Marlin Ibiza ME Cabo

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Blue Marlin Ibiza ME Hotel Cabo

Photo: Blue Marlin Ibiza at the ME Hotel Cabo

Nowhere Bar

Start your night off by grabbing a drink at The Nowhere Bar, a destination known as a local favorite due to its welcoming environment. Drinking and dancing are necessities at this casual destination fit for toasting glasses with your closest friends to kickstart your evening of celebration.

 

Nowhere Bar Cabo

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Nowhere Bar Cabo

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El Squid Roe

A Cabo veteran, El Squid Roe is one of the longest running bars that still operate on the main avenue, and as such it is popular with locals and visitors alike. Live music, tasty drinks, and two stories of nightlife activities have made El Squid Roe a necessity for anybody looking for a lively night out in Cabo.

 

El Squid Roe Cabo

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El Squid Roe Cabo

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Space Supperclub

This new Cabo hotspot is sure to be a power player on the scene as a restaurant, bar and supperclub destination for locals and visitors to party the night away. There is sure to be something for everyone with tasty drinks and delicious bites drawing in guests to revel in the trendy, nightlife atmosphere. You can also look forward to a champagne brunch day party each Sunday to sip while you dine and celebrate the excitement of Cabo.

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Space Supperclub Cabo

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Enjoy a Summer Sunset at The Bungalow Santa Monica’s Night Market

The Bungalow is known to Santa Monica citizens as one of the most populated bars on the Westside. Its brand built on surf culture, Baja California and a quality sunset over the Pacific leads locals and visitors alike to keep coming back to the inviting venue attached to the Fairmont Hotel. With summer just around the corner, The Bungalow has a new draw with the launch of their Night Market—a weekly event featuring a selection of LA’s best food trucks. Learn more about The Bungalow’s plans for a bustling, beachside summer event.

The Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market

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Night Market Launches May 16th

For those looking to get their weekend started early, Thursday nights at The Bungalow are the place to be with their Night Market launching on May 16th and running through fall. The free KCRW-sponsored event will stake its claim on what is currently the Bungalow’s parking lot, which normally houses valet cars along with a line of people that snakes through the space on weekends. The unstoppable Bungalow crowds are sure to appreciate a new reason to stop by and take advantage of an additional space to hang out along the iconic Ocean Boulevard.

 

 

The Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market

Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica Night Market

Street Eats & Casual Bites

Running each week from 5-10pm, the Night Market will take on a different tone than the bar to attract foodies of all ages craving street eats and families searching for a fun summer activity. Picnic tables will be set up throughout as guests can try different tastes from some of the best food trucks in the city. Buzzed about Mexican food favorite Tacos 1986 will be a part of the menu along with popular vegan food truck ManEatingPlant. Opening night will include a special acoustic performance by Grammy Award-winning singer Macy Gray, with further live music performances expected to be announced in the future. DJs from KCRW’s schedule will also be playing hits as guests enjoy casual bites in front of an LA sunset.

 

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Brent Bolthouse & The Bungalow

Bungalow visionary Brent Bolthouse joined designers Studio Collective to open up the now iconic indoor-outdoor space in the summer of 2012. Since then, the beloved brand has expanded to include another location in Huntington Beach with additional venues in La Jolla and Long Beach scheduled to open by the end of the year. Guests flock to both of the current locations to take in the quintessentially Californian vibe while sipping drinks in a welcoming, beachy environment.

Bolthouse is also known for creating exciting events and is recently coming off the heels of the success of the annual Neon Carnival Coachella after party. The 2019 event included an encore with a second round of festivities occurring after Goldenvoice’s other desert festival, Stagecoach. Bolthouse plans to make Night Market a staple in the Santa Monica summer scene alongside the first ever Santa Monica LGBT Pride festival arriving in June and the return of the Santa Monica Pier Twilight Concerts in August.

 

Photo: Brent Bolthouse and Alessandra Ambrosio at Neon Carnival – by Just Jared

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The all ages Bungalow Night Market is free and open to the public each Thursday evening from 5-10pm beginning on May 16th, 2019, and will last through the end of the summer.

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The Bungalow Santa Monica

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Photo: The Bungalow Santa Monica

 

A Summer Experience at Rosé Day LA

As an elegant kickoff to summer, the 2nd annual Rosé Day LA event will bring together thousands of Rosé fans during a daytime picnic with a touch of luxury. Curated cuisine and DJs keep guests happy as they sip their blush-colored cocktails in the Malibu sunshine. Whether you’re a Rosé aficionado, or just looking for a way to take in a stunning landscape, National Rosé Day won’t be spent better than making this event your weekend destination.

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National Rosé Day

With National Rosé Day only recently being created in 2015, the new and flourishing “holiday” has excited Rosé fans every year on the second Saturday in June. While there are official celebrations held by its founders, a group of well-established LA hospitality veterans have stepped up to bring a one-of-a-kind celebration to life in Los Angeles, now in its second year.

 

Photo: Anastasia Mikhailuk and Gina Zhel – Rose Day LA Launch

Food & Drinks

The Rosé itself is the star of the event with numerous sponsors like Perrier-Jouët’s Rosé Champagne, Domaine Bertaud Belieu’s Rosé wine and Svedka Rosé Vodka all on the menu for a variety of tastes to excite your palate. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to the event’s co-charity partners Charity: Water, an organization bringing clean drinking water to developing countries and Art of Elysium, an art-based non-profit.

While the beloved pink drink will be the focus, Chef Marc Forgione of Iron Chef will be selecting his favorite gourmet food truck vendors to serve up their best dishes along with collaborating with them to create his own Rosé-inspired cuisine to complement the beverage.

 

Photo: Moët Rosé Impérial

VIP Access

Live DJ performances by artists like Brody Jenner will keep the energy going as guests sip on pink cocktails in a dress code of “summer chic” pastels and whites. Guests will find leisure games and activities to play in the open landscape along with browsing the available art and luxury brand activations for some summer shopping.
Alongside a General Admission option, the VIP Garden upgrade allows for access to a private lounge space and complimentary meal, dedicated bars serving Rosé-inspired cocktails, private restrooms and expedited shuttle service and entry for a streamlined experience.

The event created by the team behind LA’s own Warwick nightclub, Horse and Carriage Hospitality, celebrates the second year of a Rosé Day event commemorating the fun, national holiday. Acting as a kickstart to Los Angeles’ summer day party season, you won’t want to miss out on this classic, summer experience.

 

Photo: Rose Day LA – Evan Ross & Ashlee Simpson Ross


The Rosé Day LA event will take place Saturday, June 8th at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, CA from 12:00pm-8:00pm.

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The Most Eye-Catching Spaces for your LA Wedding

Los Angeles is an unrivaled destination to spend your special day with its perfect weather, lavish surroundings, and numerous resources to cater to your every wedding need. There are plenty of breathtaking hotels ready to help you create a picturesque ceremony and countless hospitality venues for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and receptions. Walk down the aisle in style at one of these attractive locales.

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Calamigos Ranch

Surround yourself with lush landscape in this breathtaking environment. The ceremony and reception can be held in one of their many outdoor garden courtyards for a tranquil event.

 

Photo: Calamigos Ranch / Aevitas Weddings

Photo: Calamigos Ranch / Kevin Le Vu

Cielo Farm

Take in expansive views at this highly sought after space featuring a vineyard and greenery to create the perfect backdrop for your special day.

 

Photo: Cielo Farms

Photo: Cielo Farms / Lucas Rossi

City View Penthouse & Skydeck

Plan your wedding at the South Park Center’s Penthouse for breathtaking views of Downtown Los Angeles from a bird’s eye view. Outdoor seating on the SkyDeck will give your guests a breath of fresh air as they take in the city.

 

Photo: South Park Center City View Penthouse

Photo: South Park Center City View Penthouse / Sakosan

Four Seasons Los Angeles

Indulge in a luxury experience at the Four Seasons’ event space that will create an elegant atmosphere for your dream event. Their terraces, balconies and radiant garden make for an unforgettable wedding experience.

 

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills

Photo: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills

Terranea Resort

You’ll have unparalleled ocean views if you walk down the aisle at this beautiful destination. With multiple Ballrooms to choose from, this oceanfront resort will make your special day one to remember.

 

Photo: Terranea Resort

Photo: Terranea Resort

Saddlerock Ranch

Surround yourself with greenery at this 1,000 acre locale that shares its home with exotic safari animals. Your guests will be in for a treat with your event doubling as a one-of-a-kind nature experience.

 

Photo: Saddlerock Ranch

Photo: Saddlerock Ranch

Hotel Bel-Air

Excitement awaits as you tie the knot at this luxurious destination hidden in the Hollywood Hills. The peaceful setting fit for a celebration of romance creates a classic atmosphere of airy sophistication.

 

Photo: Hotel Bel-Air

Photo: Hotel Bel-Air

The Houdini Estate

Magic will be in the air when you make the Houdini Mansion your choice for an outdoor event. The private estate formerly home to Harry Houdini lends an element of grandeur to your special day.

 

Photo: The Houdini Estate / Lin and Jirsa Photography

Photo: The Houdini Estate

Kimpton La Peer

Their sophisticated spaces offer a sleek touch to your soiree with modern décor and views of the Hollywood Hills. Bridal showers, rehearsal dinners and the big event can all be held with style at this West Hollywood locale.

 

Photo: Kimpton La Peer Hotel / Lin and Jirsa Photography

Photo: Kimpton La Peer Hotel / Lin and Jirsa Photography

Malibu Rocky Oaks

This scenic escape gives you breezy, vineyard views as you tie the knot at its spacious Tuscan Villa. At an elevation of 2,000 feet, you’ll feel like royalty perched above the Santa Monica Mountains.

 

Photo: Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards / The Knot

Photo: Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards / Lin and Jirsa Photography

The Paramour Estate

Book your special day at this eclectic domain in the artsy Silver Lake hills. Shabby chic meets bohemian in the fully furnished estate perfect for colorful photos and a cozy place to get ready.

 

Photo: Paramour Estate / Chris Glenn

Photo: The Paramour Estate / Heather Kincaid

Alexandria Ballrooms

This historic Downtown event space will put a vintage touch on your wedding with its classic feel and air of sophistication. The spacious ballrooms make for a grand presentation that is sure to ‘wow’ your guests.

 

Photo: The Alexandria Ballrooms / King Edward Ballroom

Photo: The Alexandria Ballrooms / Rheefined Company

SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

This luxury hotel might be perfect for your soiree with floor to ceiling drape details and chic décor. Have a gathering on the patio of The Bazaar by Jose Andres for a private airy environment.

 

Photo: SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

Photo: SLS Hotel Beverly Hills

The Athenaeum

This stately property at the California Institute of Technology boasts elegant Mediterranean-style architecture. Romance is sure to be in the air with the breathtaking atmosphere setting a lavish tone for the event.

 

Photo: The Athenaeum / Rheefined Company

Photo: The Athenaeum / Rheefined Company

The London West Hollywood

With a variety of venues featured within the hotel, you’ll have your pick of unforgettable spaces for your special day. From a glamorous ballroom to a private rooftop, your vision will come to life no matter the size or style.

 

Photo: The London West Hollywood / Lin & Jirsa Photography

Photo: The London West Hollywood / Andy Seo Photography

Triunfo Creek Vineyards

Escape to this green landscape surrounded by vineyards for a rustic environment perfect for an unforgettable day. The picturesque scenery will make for elegant photos and an idyllic atmosphere.

 

Photo: Triunfo Creek Vineyards / Rheefined Company

Photo: Triunfo Creek Vineyards / Rheefined Company

Vibiana

This grand, Downtown event space boasts historical relevance as previously being the Cathedral of St. Vibiana, built in 1878. Your 21st Century event will be sure to impress as the opulent design is unlike any other Los Angeles destination.

 

Photo: Vibiana

Photo: Vibiana / Callaway Gable

Nobu Malibu

This beachside location has private rooms for your party to have an intimate experience on the ocean. The world-renowned cuisine will make your experience unforgettable alongside a perfect view of the shore.

 

Photo: Nobu Malibu / Beautiful Day Photography

Photo: Nobu Malibu / Linda Howard Events

Villa Sancti Malibu

Nestled in the heart of Malibu, this Tuscany and France-inspired locale creates a picturesque setting for you to walk down the aisle. The ocean views add a touch of enchantment to the lush, landscaped environment.

 

Photo: Villa Sancti Malibu / Jillian Rose Photographer

Photo: Villa Sancti Malibu / Jillian Rose Photographer

The Millwick

Enter through the garden at this grand event venue. With modern accents and plenty of nooks for your guest to explore, tying the knot at the Millwick will provide something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Photo: Millwick

Photo: Millwick / Alyssa Armstrong

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How to Spend a 21st Birthday in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is known to be a hot destination for anyone celebrating a big life event, including the rite-of-passage of a 21st birthday. With the newfound ability to order a drink on your own, the possibilities are endless for how to spend your time in a city known for its world-renowned reputation of revelry. Narrow down your options with a rundown of how to take your Vegas birthday adventure to the next level.

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Hotels

Your choice of hotel will make all the difference in the world, so why not splurge on your once-in-a-lifetime 21st birthday adventure? The Cosmopolitan is known for its sleek and sexy atmosphere that will have you feeling sophisticated during your entrance into adulthood. The Wynn and Encore towers will also give a luxurious feel to your stay with a classic style and beautiful views. The extravagant Venetian Resort will also put a lavish touch on your stay with spacious suites and opulent Italian decor. For a great stay just off the strip, the newly renovated Palms will have you feeling like a rockstar with a chic, contemporary design and one-of-a-kind specialty suites.

 

Photo: Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

Photo: Venetian Las Vegas

Photo: Palms Casino Resort Sky Villas

Activities

Once you step foot onto the Las Vegas Strip, you’ll feel the energy of the city with people from all over the world thrill seeking in the lively, neon setting. You’re sure to get your heart-rate pumping on your 21st birthday by taking a few laps around the track driving a luxury sports car at Exotics Racing. If seeing the city from great heights is more your style, take a helicopter tour of the Vegas Strip for unparalleled views of the night’s sparkling lights. You’ll also get an adrenaline-filled view from the top of the Stratosphere–the tallest observation tower in the country that also includes multiple thrill rides that dangle you over the bustling city below.

 

Photo: Helicopter Tour

Photo: Stratosphere Insanity

Photo: Exotics Racing

Dining

Make the most of your Vegas 21st birthday trip by indulging in some of the world’s finest cuisine featured up and down the Strip. The SLS Hotel is home to Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, an imaginative culinary experience that is known to put an innovative twist on traditional Spanish dishes. Enjoy dinner at Catch at Aria for a trendy, eye-catching destination with an Asian-influenced menu. You won’t go wrong at Spago by Wolfgang Puck, where the celebrity chef has created a menu of mouth-watering American cuisine at The Bellagio. Hakkasan isn’t just a nightclub, but also a luxurious restaurant with a Cantonese-inspired menu that makes for an unforgettable dining experience in a stylish atmosphere.

 

Photo: Catch Vegas

Photo: Spago Vegas

Photo: Bazaar Meat

Dayclubs

One of the best parts of Las Vegas weather is being able to take advantage of it through attending sun-filled day parties where you can celebrate your 21st birthday poolside [link to Best Pools Blog] while hearing your favorite artists. Encore Beach Club at the Wynn is a known favorite where DJs like The Chainsmokers, Diplo and Kygo show off their talents to energized crowds. Head to a Drai’s pool party atop the Cromwell Hotel where hip hop’s finest, including Snoop Dogg, Migos and Future, are known to take the stage. Wet Republic is a go-to for fans of EDM DJs like Steve Aoki, Tiesto and Zedd while at Daylight at Mandalay Bay you’ll find Morgan Page, Rick Ross and Duke Dumont. The new Kaos Dayclub at the Palms Hotel is also a hot destination boasting residencies for Marshmello, Eric Prydz and Kaskade.

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Photo: KAOS Dayclub

Photo: Encore Beach Club

Photo: Wet Republic

Shows

A city made for entertainment wouldn’t be complete without a lineup of shows and music acts to dazzle you during your 21st birthday experience. Lovers of pop music will have plenty of talented stars to choose from with Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Janet Jackson all putting on regular performances in the city throughout the year. You’ll also find bands like Lady Antebellum, Aerosmith and Def Leppard taking their place on stage at hotels along the Strip. You can also take in one of the awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil shows like O Show or Zumanity, or see Absinthe for a vintage circus and cabaret experience.

 

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Photo: “O” show by Cirque du Soleil

Photo: Lady Gaga / LA Times

Nightclubs

It wouldn’t be a 21st birthday in Vegas without taking advantage of the overabundance of nightclubs along the iconic Strip. One of the newest and most buzzed about destinations is Kaos, which brings stars like Cardi B, G-Eazy and Deadmau5 to the stage regularly. You’ll be feeling the energy at XS with performers like Drake, Alesso and Marshmello entertaining crowds in the indoor-outdoor space. You’ll also get a unique experience at Encore Night Swimone of the few nighttime pool parties on the Strip, featuring acts like Anna Lunoe, Disclosure, Galantis and Rufus Du Sol. The Wynn’s other nightclub, Intrigue, will have you dancing to RL Grime, Diplo and Dillon Francis while Marquee at The Cosmopolitan puts on shows from dance music legends like Benny Benassi and Fedde Le Grand. Aria is home to Jewel nightclub, which features EDM and hip hop acts like Tyga, Nicky Romero and Party Favor.

 

Photo: XS Las Vegas

Photo: Cardi B / KAOS Nightclub

Photo: Marquee Vegas

Bars & Lounges

If you’re narrowing down a place to buy your first drink and kick off your 21st birthday night, the best way to go is to stop into one of Vegas’ hottest lounges for an enhanced pre-party experience. Start your night off at Hyde in the Bellagio with bites and drinks on their terrace overlooking the iconic Bellagio fountain. Head to the Waldorf Astoria to enjoy the sleek SkyBar for signature cocktails and an unparalleled floor-to-ceiling view from the 23rd floor. You’ll also enjoy the view at the elegant Chandelier lounge in The Cosmopolitan, with three levels to take in the sparkling crystal decor. For a vintage-inspired hideaway, The MGM’s new On the Record speakeasy experience is a unique destination with an impressive record store theme.

 

Photo: Hyde Bellagio

Photo: The Chandelier Bar

Photo: Skybar at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas

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Dive into Memorial Day with a Vegas Vacation

As temperatures begin to rise at the edge of Spring, Memorial Day stands as the official kick-off to a summer of excitement. Bathing suit season prompts an influx of travel plans as guests book their stay for hotels and resorts in cities across the country. Las Vegas is a popular destination for travelers to migrate to with its thriving culture of nightlife and entertainment that’s perfect for a weekend of fun in the sun. From pool parties to fine dining, there are a number of ways to spend your time on the Strip as you celebrate the first big holiday of the summer.

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Dining

In a city full of impressive restaurants led by celebrity chefs, your options for dining in Vegas are some of the best in the world. Head to the SLS Hotel for a taste of Jose Andrés’ famous Spanish cuisine at Bazaar Meat. Sushi lovers will appreciate the artistry at Mizumi, a dining experience at The Wynn for Japanese and Korean dishes. It won’t be a trip to Las Vegas without visiting a Wolfgang Puck establishment—Cut serves up a delectable menu that redefines steakhouse dining. The newly reinvented Palms Resort and Casino is home to celebrity chef Bobby Flay’s new restaurant Shark. Mixing seafood with a Latin twist, the selection of flavors provides something for everyone as you dine and people-watch overlooking the Kaos nightclub pool.

 

Photo: Bazaar Meat by José Andrés

Photo: Mizumi

Dayclubs

Vegas is famous for its variety of day clubs that let you party by the pool in front of some of the world’s hottest DJs. If you’re planning to get an early start to your weekend, you can catch a talented DJ take the stage overlooking the Strip at Drai’s Rooftoop Beach Club on Friday afternoon. Audiences will be dancing to the beat at the iconic Encore Beach Club if you stop by on Saturday for an energetic pool party experience. If you’re still powering through by Sunday, close out your weekend by watching a performance at Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay.

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Photo: Encore Beach Club

Photo: Drai’s Beachclub

Nightlife

There’s no place like Vegas if you’re a fan of lively nightlife. Crowds are sure to enjoy Intrigue nightclub, featuring EDM DJs at the Wynn on Friday. Popular EDM and hip hop acts draw a crowd on Saturday with performances at the Cosmopolitan’s hot spot Marquee. You’ll also find a DJ on stage that night at Hakkasan keeping up the wild vibe of the weekend. You can catch talented acts at XS Night Swim to round out the weekend on Sunday night, with a unique pool party underneath the stars.

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Photo: XS Las Vegas

Photo: Marquee Vegas

Shows

The party scene isn’t for everyone, and those with an affinity for an exciting show will love witnessing one of the many awe-inspiring acts taking the stage during the weekend. Watch legendary artists like Janet Jackson perform throughout the holiday at theaters up and down the Strip. Cirque Du Soleil productions of Zumanity, O and The Beatles Love will take you away to colorful worlds with mystical performances.

 

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Photo: The Beatles Love

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Your Guide to the Perfect Yacht Week

Adventure is just around the corner for those planning to take an excursion through the seas with The Yacht Week. Whether you’re booked for Italy, Montenegro, Greece, or any of their other enticing route options, there’s plenty to prepare for as you embark on the week-long yacht party. Know what to expect with some helpful tips for making your Yacht Week adventure the experience of a lifetime.

 

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As you plan your journey, there’s a lot to keep in mind in preparation for a week of excitement. Gather a crew of friends who are fun, responsible, and ready to live like a family for a week in close quarters on your boat. Don’t forget to also book a skipper so that you’ll have an expert navigator for those long days of boozy fun. Keep the trip silly by bringing costumes, floaties, face paint, and plenty of props to make your photo stream memorable. Pack only necessary items to save space on your yacht—a waterproof phone case, non-slip shoes, and an AUX cord are just a few essentials to make your excursion perfect. Each of The Yacht Week’s routes have their own unique experience to offer, with a few standing out as favorites among attendees.

 

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Croatia

For those with an affinity for a wild party, Croatia may be the destination for you. One of the most popular of all the routes, the Croatia experience will have you partying at beautiful Fort George or dancing it out to EDM mixes at Club Vanilla. The Croatian coast is one-of-a-kind and you’ll get to join as many as 50 other boats of travelers ready to thrill seek alongside you. Put some money aside for port fees and bottle service to ensure you’re all set for expenses throughout the week. Shorter sailing days on this route leave plenty of time to focus on letting loose as you make lifelong friends on the Croatian waters.

 

Photo: The Yacht Week Croatia – Adam Bertalan

Greece

There’s something for everyone when you take in a week of Greek culture during this stunning route. Treat yourself to bottle service at one of their many nightlife and day party events throughout the week—Ermioni Island’s White Party is a classic that will have you decked out in your brightest whites to sip drinks on the ocean. With plenty of activities to do on land, explore each island and experience both tourist and local culture for an added bonus to your sea excursion. Port fees are a breeze on the Greek route, so use the extra cash for fuel during the long sailing days.

 

Photo: The Yacht Week Greece

British Virgin Islands

Sail through the tropics during the Caribbean BVI route, fit for a relaxing escape into the sparkling blue waters. Become one with the ocean by snorkeling, exploring the natural baths or getting lost in the numerous underwater caves. Locals will have you loving life with their deliciously made rum drinks and fresh seafood right at your fingertips. With more availability for a catamaran on this route, splurge on the upgrade to take advantage of the extra space and make the most of your trip. You’ll also want to set aside a hefty shopping fund for this destination, but beautiful ocean views will make up for the island prices. Day parties will be the peak of your journey as you dance in the sand under the clear, blue Caribbean sky.

 

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