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Celebrate the 4th of July in New York with These Amazing Suggestions

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There aren’t that many occasions that warrant a massive nationwide celebration, and Independence Day is definitely one that deserves to be commemorated by everyone. However, if your idea of spending the day means staying at home and even catching up on a couple of hours of sleep, go right ahead. For those looking to party and celebrate with others, there’s also plenty you can do to get right in the mood with everyone else:

Enjoy the Beautiful Fireworks 

Doesn’t the sight of colorful bright lights bursting overhead warm your heart a treat? Say what you will about pyrotechnic displays, it’s truly mesmerizing and magical in its own special way. You can play with sparklers in your own home, but for a celebration as massive as Independence Day, a whole sky full of fireworks seems just about right.

If you’ve been yearning to watch the nation’s largest fireworks display, do be sure to catch Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks from the Brooklyn Bridge this year. You’ll want to bag the best vantage point for you and everyone else, so do focus on the lower Manhattan and Brooklyn neighborhoods closest to the bridge.

Venue: Around Brooklyn Bridge (Pier 17)

Time & Date: Fireworks start around 9:20 (4 July)

Have a Backyard BBQ Party 

When the weather’s nice and warm outside, thoughts of grilled meats and other assorted foods come almost automatically. Of course, not everyone will have a patch of land to hold a cookout or BBQ, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a truly relaxing and delicious activity.

Fortunately, Central Park does allow grilling and barbecuing just three times a year, and one of them happens to be Independence Day. Invite everyone over to Sheep Meadow for a fantastic cookout but do remember that propane gas is strictly prohibited. If you’ll like to add on to your ingredients, you can always stop by the nearest Whole Foods on 10 Columbus Circle.

Take a Trip to the Beach or the Lake 

Cool off at the nearest lake or beach during the summer, and if you’ve been looking forward to showing off your new swim piece, now’s the perfect time to do so. However, do take into consideration that you’re likely not the only one with the same idea. If you’re not into joining the rest of the crowd, you’ll need to look for somewhere less known, and you might even have to travel further out.

Dress Up in Red, White and Blue

There’s always that awkwardness when you think you’ve dressed up appropriately and it turns out you’re the only one thinking that way. When it comes to designing a look for the 4th of July, you’ll be pretty safe if you stick to the usual red, white and blue. For more inspiration, you can always get more ideas online from people whose dressing style you admire.

Enjoy America’s Iconic Foods

Even if hot dogs and burgers are already a staple in your weekly diet, that doesn’t mean you need to eat something else. After all, America’s favorite foods have already reached international status, so it’s definitely something to be proud of. For a change though, you can always look up a recipe online to try out at home, or you can always visit a new eatery instead.

Forget Italian and French food for the day. Instead, pay a visit to The Heights to enjoy plenty of good old Tex-Mex and Cal-Mex cuisine along with plenty of cocktails and handcrafted beers. For hearty and truly delicious food, you really can’t go wrong with this bar and grill spot on Talde’s 31st floor.

Venue: 2nd Flr, 2867 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

Opening Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. (4 July), Brunch is also available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Website: https://theheightsnyc.com/

Spend Some Time with Your Loved Ones

As adults, we tend to give ourselves over to work, family and maintaining our homes for most of the year. However, if it’s been a while since you’ve last met up and caught up with family members, now’s the time to do so. The important thing to remember here is that fellowship is key, so you don’t have to go all out in planning a party or other elaborate affair. Even a simple board game where everyone can participate in and enjoy will do the trick.

Decorate Your Home 

The American flag is favorite for the front, but what about the inside of your home? These days, there are plenty of contemporary designs in the form of streamers, banners and other decorative pieces that you can easily purchase or make on your own. If you’re hosting a get together, you can invest in 4th of July cups, plates and napkins for your guests.

Go on a Getaway 

Everyone needs a break every once in a while. Although Independence Day does fall on a Thursday this year, you’ll also get a full four-day holiday period if you take Friday off. Just take note that this will be a busy travel period for all kinds of transportation, so to avoid disappointment and inflated costs, you should plan and book everything you need in advance.

To avoid frustrations on the road during the holiday period, you can definitely rely on our Westchester limo service. Our experienced chauffeurs are fully equipped with updated road safety knowledge as well as knowledge of the best traffic-free routes available at any time of the day. If you’ll like to relax in absolute comfort and safety as we transport you to your destination of choice, do give us a call or book our Westchester limousine services online today.

If you are traveling to Destin, FL this 4th of July, check the blog post published by our Destin limo service friends at 654LIMO to find out the best ideas to celebrate Independence Day in Destin, Florida. 

Posted on Jun 04 2019

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