Last year on July 4th Douglas and I were in Las Vegas.
I thought for sure there would be lavish spectaculars for the Independence Day celebration and maybe there were, but we didn't see them. Since the holiday fell on a Wednesday, all of the hotels were celebrating on Saturday; we left on Thursday.
However, there were some fabulous decorations around town.
The Palazzo has a huge atrium in the shopping area just past where it is connected to the Venetian, featuring a water wall, flat fountain and vaulted stained glass skylight .
I'm sure that ordinarily it is quite open and lovely, but with the larger than life Stars and Stripes hanging from the ceiling it was breathtaking. It is hard to convey the size of this thing. Imagine having a garrison flag indoors and you are on the right track.
The flag was surrounded by stylized fireworks and smaller, sparklier flags. It was the most ridiculously wonderful red, white and blue decor i have ever seen.