The World Cup comes to an end on Sunday. While you can head to a local bar to watch Germany take on Argentina, remember --the World Cup comes around only every four years. So, go ahead, be spontaneous and make a weekend of it.
Here are the best places to check out the game and get into the spirit. Game on!
1. New York City
“Football is Religion” is the motto down at Nevada Smith’s, a sports bar located in Manhattan’s East Village. This sports institution boasts more than 20 big screen televisions and opens its doors every morning at 9 to watch the big game. In Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood, a viewing party will kick off under the archway of the Manhattan Bridge, where local business boosters will project 20 games on the big screen.
Sample deal: $134/night for a 4-star hotel in the Midtown East area
2. Las Vegas
Head east of the Strip to The Crown & Anchor. This British pub, a U.S. Soccer Federation Sponsor, is open 24/7 and serves up World Cup themed cocktails along with traditional British fare like bangers and mash, fish and chips, and Yorkshire pudding. While you’re there, ask the bartender about the World Cup themed giveaways. If staying on The Strip is more your scene, The Cosmopolitan Hotel is hosting a Championship Viewing Extravaganza that’s priced at $50 per person and includes interactive soccer games, pool and arcade games and two complimentary beverages.
Sample deal: $64/night for a 3-star hotel in the South Strip area
3. Washington, D.C.
Grab some friends and a cold Guinness at Fado Irish Pub or head to the DC Brau Beer Garden Pop Up and watch the final match on a gigantic screen.
Sample deal: $110/night for a 4-star hotel in the White House – Downtown area
The Atlantic Beer Garden, in the city’s South End waterfront district, will have the game on one of their 29 HD TVs and two projection screens. While you’re there, grab a pint of one of their 40 craft beer offerings and a bite of their famous mac & cheese. If you’re looking for a historic experience, head to The Banshee—this bar is one of the most popular spots for soccer lovers and will likely be packed, so plan ahead.
Sample deal: $146/night for a 4-star hotel in the Cambridge – Harvard area
Seattle. The United States’ Soccer Federation named George & Dragon one of the top 10 bars in the U.S. to watch soccer game. If you’re looking for something a little more family-friendly, head to the Phinney Center. The game will be shown on a giant movie screen (for free) and food trucks will be lined up outside so you can pair your food choices with the competing countries.
Sample deal: $244/night for a 3.5-star hotel in the Downtown – Convention Center – Capitol Hill area
Above hotel sample rates are based on Hotwire searches made on 7/01/14 and 7/07/14 for stays 7/11 – 7/13/14.
Henrik Kjellberg is the president of the Hotwire Group. Every month he provides FoxNews.com readers travel information, tips and advice to help them plan a fun, affordable trip.