By now, folks have already fired up the Weber and had their first taste of grilled steaks.
It’s Fourth of July weekend at its best–hopefully with frosty adult beverages and the best summer jams–even if the party happens to be in your own backyard.
For others, the festivities begin on a beach, whether that means North Carolina vacation rentals or the Jersey Shore. After all, what isn’t more American than gathering with family and friends on a deck and watching the fireworks after sunset?
In the Outer Banks, the living is easy, the houses are huge (some even come with elevators) and visitors feel like they’ve just landed on their own private resort. Many of the properties are oceanside and fitted with pools and hot tubs.
The sprawling spaces scream value, especially when you factor in just how many family members can occupy the house. The Duck vacation rental featured has room for 11. Next week, July 10-17, it goes for a reduced rate of $1,996.
See. There’s proof that it really can be Christmas in July.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.