On July 4, 1776, the United States proclaimed its independence and since that time this day has been the most important day of the year for all Americans. And although many would think that for this day there is a parade, we told them that no, the way to celebrate this day is with a great fireworks display.

This spectacle is surprising, during approximately 25 minutes there are more than 40 thousand explosions that illuminate and fill with color the sky of the City that Never Sleeps. As a matter of fact, the Fourth of July fireworks display is one of the largest in the world.

And if you plan to travel to New York City at that time, then going to see the fireworks is one of the activities you can’t miss during your visit to the Big Apple and it is not only the fireworks, but also the show that makes a game of lights and music that you will love.

So for you to enjoy the Fourth of July in New York, here is a list of the best places to see the Fourth of July fireworks show.

The Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge – Source Shutterstock

This magnificent bridge is one of the best places to see all the splendor of the show. From there you will get a perfect view that will allow you to see the show without missing a single detail. You must arrive early, many people usually go to the bridge for this date, and the best thing is to enter from the East side of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Seeing the show from this point in the city is free, it is also a great place to take pictures, you are sure to take beautiful pictures from there and take a great souvenir of New York City with you.

Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park – Source Photo by Julienne Schaer, untappedcities.com

Another great place to watch the fireworks. What do you have to do to see them from there? It is easy to get there early to get to a good place, and the Hudson River Park is one of the favorite places for New Yorkers to see this impressive show, so if you want to see it comfortably we recommend you arrive early to occupy a good place.

Access to the site is also free, so take your Smartphone 100 percent charged and the amount of photos you will take from is unimaginable.

Governors Island

Governors Island – Source govisland.com

Located in lower Manhattan with a beautiful park, Governors Island is a perfect place to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. To get there you just have to take the ferry, you don’t really have anything else to do. We recommend that you not only bring your camera but also bring a tablecloth and some snacks for you to enjoy and have a picnic, while you marvel at how the sky lights up with the colors of the fireworks.

Park admission and ferry travel are free, so without spending a dollar you can spend an unforgettable night in the Big Apple.

DUMBO Waterfront

DUMBO Waterfront – Source www.wirednewyork.com

This place is spectacular to watch the fireworks show. From there you will have a wonderful view, not only of the show but also of Mahattan’s skyline so imagine the pictures you can take from there!  This place is usually very, very popular, every year thousands of New Yorkers come there to see the show, so if you want to enjoy the show from the front row you should arrive early. This is also a place where you can see the fireworks for free

A plus to going there to see the show is that when it is over you can continue to enjoy the night in a restaurant or bar in the area.

A river cruise

Another great option to enjoy the 4th of July fireworks is to get on board a cruise ship. If you take a cruise for this day you can not only see the fireworks show but also enjoy a delicious dinner and listen to a live jazz band.

Crossing the river and watching the show is a very beautiful and at the same time quiet experience because you will see the 4th of July show without complications. As a recommendation, we recommend that you buy your cruise tickets in advance so you don’t run the risk of running out of space. The value of the tickets is between 100 and 170 dollars.

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Watch the show from the mythical Empire State Building

If you don’t like crowds very much and prefer to watch the fireworks show from a more exclusive location, we recommend you to go to the Empire State Building. The iconic Big Apple building offers locals and tourists the option of watching the show from the 86th floor and from the observatory. The value of tickets to enjoy the show is an average of $80 to $100 per person.

Empire State – Source Shutterstock

Just like the Empire State Building there are several places you can go and pay for a place to see the Fourth of July show, among the most popular are the city’s rooftops and the One World Observatory.

About the show:

The fireworks show begins at approximately 9:30 pm. This will be the 42nd celebration and as usual will be broadcast live on NBC. If you want to know more about the show we share the official site of the event -> www.macys.com/social/fireworks/