Celebrate Summer with Savings Across The Independent Collection
Our hotels are located in vibrant, storied neighborhoods of gateway cities across the U.S. Bringing personality and discovery into the travel experience, our growing collection of boutique, lifestyle, and luxury hotels take inspiration from our locations and the people, places, cultures, and traditions that make them individually distinct.
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Summer is endless on the American Riviera – Santa Barbara is one of the best cities for year-round outdoor activities but in the summer is when it truly thrives. Beach yoga, surfing, outdoor concerts, polo match tailgating – there are so many things to do. Fiesta (Santa Barbara’s answer to Mardi Gras) and The California Wine Festival are the seasons can’t-miss events.
There’s no better place to be during the summer than by the beach, experiencing what Santa Monica has to offer. Head to the Southern California coast and enjoy exclusive summer happenings like sunset swims at The Annenberg Beach House, the Montana Avenue Art Walk and the 13th Annual Jazz on the Lawn.
Summer on the Monterey Peninsula is calm, beautiful and filled with possibilities. With countless outdoor activities (ranging from world-class golf courses to whale watching) and renowned events, including the Carmel Bach Festival and Monterey Car Week, there are few better places to enjoy this season near the sea.
There’s no shortage of ways to enjoy summer in Cambridge. From strolls along the Charles River, live outdoor concerts and outstanding museums to eclectic art happenings, Cambridge has so much to offer.
Your summer, your celebration. In the City of Brotherly Love, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the warm weather and walkable city streets. Party alongside locals at the weeklong Wawa Welcome America bash, lounge in a riverside hammock at Spruce Street Harbor Park, and get your skate on at the Blue Cross RiverRink Sumemrfest. For an even more relaxing summer getaway, grab a beer with Parks on Tap, the traveling beer garden series that brings alfresco dining and brews to local Philadelphia Parks. History buffs can enjoy the Birthplace of America’s extensive list of historic programming, including after-hours access to Independence Hall, and celebrations like Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary.
Long summer days combined with heaps of free activities, museums and concerts make DC an ideal place for a summer getaway. The baseball crazed city welcomes the MLB All Star game in July with a weeklong celebration including a celebrity softball game, FanFest Activity Park and all the best baseball players in one place. For the non-sports fans, DC’s waterfront parks have bloomed over the years with the opening of The Wharf and The Yards and updates to the longstanding Georgetown waterfront. Stop by for shopping, dining, entertainment and some of the best views in the city. For the foodie set, DC Restaurant Week in August is not to be missed with some of the districts acclaimed dining for a fraction of the price. Not to mention the hundreds of free museums, monuments and parks that make DC famous.
A summer stay in Tribeca offers a little bit of everything. Mid-summer sales and fall fashion previews at the boutiques delight fashion conscious travelers looking for famous NYC fashion. The active traveler can borrow a Duane Street Hotel bicycle and ride down to the Hudson River Park Pier 25 for tennis, volleyball, mini golf and even a sailing adventure with some of the best views in Manhattan. Those travelers looking to indulge, NYC Restaurant Week from July 23-August 17 is the perfect excuse to try some of New York’s most sought after dining experiences at a fraction of the price. Long balmy nights are perfect for exploring the city that never sleeps from catching a performance of Shakespeare in Central Park and walking the Highline to unbelievable rooftop cocktails and discovering world-class art.
Everyone’s favorite borough comes alive in the summer time. Brooklyn offers visits jam-packed itineraries from browsing the boutiques at Atlantic Ave and weekend markets like Smorgasburg to biking in Brooklyn Bridge Park and seeing world-class art at Brooklyn Museum. A vast summer lineup of live music, free concerts and performances, and acclaimed theater are all within arms reach from NU Hotel Brooklyn. Hop on a NU Hotel bicycle and explore the neighborhoods diverse global cuisine and lauded Made-in-Brooklyn products. Best part of Brooklyn summer is a nostalgic trip to Coney Island to ride the old school roller coaster, stroll the boardwalk and indulge in some Coney Island treats – hot dogs, ice cream and beers.
Summer in NYC is one of the best times to explore the city, with dozens of fairs, festivals and activities. All summer long, NYC has a wide variety of street fairs serving up great food, culture and entertainment outdoors. From eating, shopping, or catching Shakespeare in the Park to dancing in the streets at Midsummer Night Swing Fest, NYC is a can’t miss destination to add to your summer travel plans.
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