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Independence Day in NYC – Best places to see the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

Happy Birthday America! What is more patriotic than enjoying the holiday with fireworks?  In NYC there is only one show that is a definite MUST see– the stunning Macy’s 4th of July fireworks on the Hudson River.  Whether it will be your first time or your tenth, check out these great ways to view Macy’s amazing pyrotechnics and celebrate in NYC. 

The 36th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in NYC

Each year to celebrate our country's independence, millions of people gather near the Hudson River to view Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks show in New York City. Enjoy colorful bursting fireworks as they 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. There are plenty of surrounding areas that lend to great views of the famous annual event, this is something everyone should see 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.  4th of July in NYC - Courtesy of Circle 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!

The Alex Hotel 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 or one of the other fantastic viewing parties or cruises. Located in Midtown Manhattan, we offer a variety of exciting hotel packages to create the perfect holiday getaway.  Enjoy a serene, sophisticated oasis just minutes from the Hudson River.  Visit our website for more information and to make your reservations today.

*Image courtesy of Circle Line Sightseeing


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