Celebrate Independence Day in NYC – Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks and More!
Sure, the beach is always an exciting destination for celebrating our nation’s birthday, but there are plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained in New York City – from the iconic Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display to holiday cruises, check out these great ways to celebrate in NYC.
The 36th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks in NYC
Each year to celebrate the country's independence, millions of people gather near the Hudson River to view Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks show in New York City. The colorful bursting fireworks are set off from six barges along the river with more than 40,000 shells that explode over a thousand feet into the air above crowds of onlookers. With plenty of surrounding areas that lend to great views of this famous event, it is something everyone see try at least once!
4th of July Cruises
Glide through the water and see the sites of NYC and fireworks while enjoying dinner and dancing aboard these exciting 4th of July cruises.
- Spirit Cruises
- Circle Line
- World Yacht Cruise
- Manhattan by Sail aboard the Shearwater or Clipper City
- Classic Harbor Line
4th of July at the Sky Room
Watch the fireworks from New York City's highest rooftop lounge at Sky Room, Times Square. Enjoy open bar, a 4th of July style picnic and more!
Hotel Mela offers the perfect 4th of July accommodations in NYC – whether you are headed out directly to the Hudson River to catch a glimpse of the famed Macy’s 4th of July fireworks in NYC or one of the other fantastic viewing parties or cruises. Located in the heart of Times Square, we offer a variety of exciting new hotel packages available this summer. Enjoy relaxed, at home sophistication just a few blocks from the Hudson River. Visit our website today for more information and make your reservations.
*Fireworks photo courtesy of World Yacht @ Pier 81 NYC