Worth the Drive: Fourth of July at Lake Arrowhead Resort

Worth the Drive is NBCLA's twice weekly look at nearby getaways

Your job: Decide to get out of town and fast. Our job: Help you find where you're headed. This week, NBCLA's Worth the Drive takes us to...

Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa: It's the large and lodge-y getaway just steps from one of SoCal's most famous mountain lakes.

Fourth of July in Lake Arrowhead: Fireworks over the lake. Classic. Plus a concert in the village and other traditional goings-on, like a firefighters' pancake breakfast.

Fireworks viewing: The resort has 21 rooms that face the lake, all with private terraces. Could you watch the sky show in your pjs? Why not?

Other options: If you don't snag a room with a private terrace, there's the barbecue buffet party. Music, dancing, kidly to-dos are on the bill. And then, a place to watch the pyrotechnics. A lakeside deck ticket is $85 for an adult, the lakeside lawn is $60 adult. The price includes two beer/wine tickets, note.

Rooms: There is a two-night minimum, and prices start at $289 a night.

Arrowhead Americana: If you haven't been up the mountain, it's a fine (and bustling) weekend to do so. Bet the small town will have its red-white-and-blue-iest best on, too.

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