Macy’s Firework Spectacular in New York City

One of the great advantages with vacationing in New York City during the Fourth of July weekend is that regardless of whether you are staying in a hotel in Manhattan or visiting with relatives in Brooklyn or Queens, you will have access to several vantage points to witness the most spectacular fireworks show ever created.

With four barges positioned between 23rd and 42nd Streets in the East River, you will be able to view the fireworks display unobstructed. If you are staying in uptown Manhattan, you can hop on a subway ride to Grand Central Station, located five blocks from the East River at 42nd Street and walk to FDR Drive.

From downtown Manhattan, you can take the subway to Fulton Street and walk to the South Street Seaport. From Queens, you can view the fireworks display from Hunter’s Point. And from Brooklyn, you can take a subway to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

Another great idea is to book passage on the Skyline Princess for its Fourth of July cruise. This dinner cruise is one of the most popular modes of transportation that not only includes great dining and entertainment, but also takes you up close and personal to view Macy’s fireworks display on the East River.

Where else can you view such sites as Ellis Island, the South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty? In addition, as you pass by the Lady you will hear “God Bless America” sung in a resounding salute to our nation’s freedom as sung by Kate Smith.

The yacht departs from the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing Meadows, Queens at 6 PM and it is recommended that you book early as this most popular ship sells out quickly.

The fireworks display begins at 9 PM. No matter where you are in New York City or its surrounding suburbs, make plans to leave early so that you have access to the best view possible.

While there is so much to do and see in the Big Apple, the Macy’s Fireworks display is unparalleled in size and scope, and will be one event you will not soon forget.


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