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Top 5 Places to Enjoy The 4th of July Fireworks in NYC

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks in NYC over the Hudson River

The 4th of July is one of the best times of the year to create fun memories with your family and friends. But the question is where are these memories going to take place? Have you figured out where you want to watch the fireworks at this year? No need to worry, we came up with some of the best places to watch the fireworks in New York City for you.

5. Pier 84 If you want a good view, it has limited access starting at 44th street.

4. Side Streets Don’t underestimate the side streets! You can also view the lights in the sky between 11th and 12th avenues. Remember its New York City, so expect big crowds and get there early for the best spot.

3. River Side Park South The park closes at 4pm for new visitors so we suggest to come early and bring your iPod and food.

2. West Side Highway Pick an entrance on 12th Avenue between 14th and 59th Streets and enjoy the amazing fireworks. It’s almost impossible to avoid the crowds but you can try finding a good spot. The show usually begins at 9:20pm.

1. CitySightseeing New York Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise

Now what better place to enjoy 4th of July than partying with us? Who wants to battle with the crowds on Independence Day? This year have your own private celebration and get your ticket for City Sightseeing NY’s special July 4th Fireworks Cruise before it’s too late. The fireworks are just part of the journey you can dance the night away with some delicious food while watching the skyline of New York with your family or friends.

Do you have other plans in mind for Independence Day? Tell us.

Fourth of July Cruises in NYC

Happy Independence Day America!

This Fourth of July weekend, we’re excited to hop-off the bus for an amazing sightseeing cruise in the New York Harbor. 4th of July Cruises during the Macy’s Fireworks show are officially sold out, but there are still tons of cruises running throughout the day!

Head over to Pier 78 for an exciting City Sightseeing Cruise that will operate 40 minute cruises all weekend long from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Pier 78 located at West 38th Street and the Hudson River.

The cruise is $28 for adults and $17 for kids. The boat will tour the Manhattan Coast and stop near the Statue of Liberty for an amazing photo opp!

Boarding schedule for the holiday weekend:

Boat A – 10:00am    11:50am       1:50pm        3:50pm

Boat B – 10:30am    12:30pm       2:30pm        4:30pm

Boat C – 11:10am    1:10pm         3:10pm        5:10pm

The Macy’s  Fourth of July fireworks begin at 9pm on Monday, July 4th. Over 40,000 fireworks will be launched from 6 larges barges in the Hudson River, so make sure to check them out!

The theme of this year’s show is The Gift of Freedom which celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty and 235th birthday of the United States.

What’s your favorite location to watch the 4th of July fireworks in NYC?

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks cruise in NYC by Gray Line New York Cruises

You haven’t really experienced this national holiday until you’ve seen the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular from a boat in the middle of New York Harbor. Hop on board Gray Line New York’s 4th of July fireworks Cruise for a most memorable spectacle!

Feel the warm summer breeze on your face as you gaze up at the night sky as it comes to life with the vibrant colors of this world-class fireworks display.

All cruises feature live radio broadcast of the music score, which is synchronized to the fireworks. The cruise also offers a cash bar offering wine, beer and soft drinks as well as a concession stand for snacks. DJ will be on board for your entertainment
For more info go to Gray Line’s Sightseeing Cruises in New York

4th of July Weekend in New York City- on the West Side

Seems like the fireworks are happening on the west side this year.  For more info and directions on the  fireworks spectacular, click here.

This will be a much better viewing of the fireworks thanks to the newly constructed Riverside park right off the west side highway.

4th of July in New York City

4th of July in New York City