Where: Brainerd, Minnesota.
Why: Because the long holiday weekend at this family favorite on beautiful Gull Lake means horse-drawn trolley rides, beach games, bonfires with marshmallow roasting, lake cruises, bingo, evening entertainment and a dazzling fireworks display.
The resort also features a huge indoor pool, spa, and top-notch golf course. Camp Cragun's offers kids scavenger hunts, relay games, bike rides, treasure hunts, and more. Four-night Fourth of July weekend packages start at $149 a night and include a breakfast buffet, free round of golf, festivities, and lodging for four. Two and three day packages are also available.
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