It’s America’s birthday and NYC is the best place to celebrate Independence Day with plenty of patriotic celebrations, dance parties and 4th of July events to enjoy. From cool things to do on NYC rooftops to bashes on some of Gotham’s best beaches, block up and prepare your hide for some fun in the sun. After gorging on barbecue and drinking the day away, make sure to find the best spots to watch the 4th of July fireworks.
The home of the Statue of Liberty has a distinct connection to America and it’s patriotism, forged by the founding fathers and endured by those on September 11th, 2001. Whether it’s spending the day in Central Park, Times Square or watching the night skyline bright with 4th of July fireworks, NYC delivers a patriotic experience second to none.
The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is held on July 4th with fireworks fired from barges positioned on the East River and can be viewed from any unobstructed view of the East River in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. The show is a dazzling world-class display of professionally choreographed pyrotechnics and features a musical score made up of both classic and patriotic favorites performed by award winning artists.
A visit to one of the best New York beaches is a great way to cool off during the city’s sticky summer. Jump on the subway and visit these spots for some much needed weekend getaways. Or if you’d like to go farther out, see a list of off-the-beaten-track beaches, all an hour away or less.