1. Visit NYC Iconic Landmarks
Celebrate the birth of the nation's largest city by visiting a few
historic landmarks. You will find a wealth of attractions that speak
of the city's storied past. Learn the dynamic history of this
amazing city with a specialized New York Historical Tour. They can
even help you created your own custom tour.
2. Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is a means for millions to travel from lower
Manhattan to Brooklyn and also one of the city's most quintessential
structures. Officially opening in 1883, it was once the tallest
structure in the Western Hemisphere and is the subject of many
paintings and photographs. You can drive, walk, or bike over the
bridge, but it's best to go early or late to avoid the crowds. Take
a rest at the City Hall Park on the Manhattan side and admire Lady
Liberty in the distance.
3. Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a familiar sight in the distance from New
York's Harbor, but the month of America's birthday is the perfect
time for an up-close visit to Lady Liberty. Choose from several
tours and consider purchasing special Crown tickets in advance.
You will get a panoramic view of New York harbor as well as be
able to admire the beauty of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s creation
of France's gift to America. You will need to be at least four feet
tall and in good physical shape for the climb. Either way, be sure
to visit the museum on Liberty Island.
4. Fourth of July Events in NYC
Like anywhere, fireworks displays take center stage on the Fourth,
and the nation's largest city has the biggest and best. There are
many strategic viewing points to see the fireworks from Brooklyn to
Manhattan to Queens. The key is picking your spot in advance and
arriving early. Consider other ways to see the spectacular show
including the following.
5. Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
Attend an all-American Barbeque with a view at the Brooklyn Grange
rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Get a closeup view of
Macy's fireworks after a cookout and follow up with a dance party.
6. East River State Park
Enjoy a great view of Macy's fireworks at this seven-acre waterfront
park in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood. This park is free and
open to the public with a great view of Manhattan’s skyline set in
plenty of green space for picnicking and barbeques.
7. Fourth of July Evening Cruises
Since Macy's fireworks are set off from barges along the East River,
the ultimate view is aboard a river cruise. There are a variety of
great cruises available. Choose from packages that offer drinks,
dinner, music, and dancing.