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Those planning last-minute July 4 getaways out of the city will find Pricelines’s top 50 destinations for July 4th useful reading. NYC makes the top 10 4 times thanks to the many historic sights and celebrations in Manhattan’s more famous neighborhoods. Chicago and Las Vegas enjoy top honors while other regulars like San Diego and Seattle make the top 10. Do historic destinations have an edge on July 4th or is the independence day getaway just another summer retreat? Boston, Philadelphia do appear in the list somewhere further down the ranks. Why is that the same destinations appear in every list every holiday. Travelers are looking to have a guaranteed good time with their families even while enjoying the uniqueness and historical fervour of a July 4 destination.

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Vijay Dandapani

Co-founder and president of a New York based hotel company for 24 years. Grew the firm to five hotels in Manhattan and also developed a greenfield project at MacArthur airport, New York. Speaker at numerous prestigious forums including Economy Hotels World Asia, Lodging Conference, NYU, Columbia University Real Estate Roundtable, Baruch College's Zicklin School and ALIS. President and ceo of New York City Hotel Association since January 2017.