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New York City 4th of July

New York City 4th of JulyWhile the 4th of July is a widely celebrated holiday in almost every American city, the Northeast holds some of the best celebrations possible for the event that turned the colonies into a newly formed country. NYC is no exception to this and during your stay in Times Square, you can find many 4th of July events to visit and enjoy. If you like fireworks, there are some to be seen during nighttime in NYC but the best fireworks by far are the ones you can see while sailing on a classic schooner on New York harbor. You get to see amazing fireworks set against the backdrop of an amazing Manhattan skyline. What could possibly be better than that? You might want to visit now and reserve tickets to this once in a lifetime fireworks show. The harbor is an easy drive from your Times Square hotel but make sure to get tickets well ahead of time. If a fun classic is what you enjoy, why not catch the world famous Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest held every 4th of July in Brooklyn. This famous event is easy to reach via subway or taxi from Times Square but be sure to arrive early if you want to get a good front row view. This is one 4th of July event you will not find anywhere else on Earth. If history is something you enjoy, you might wish to consider the Revolutionary New York walking tour. This tour held annually by Big Onion walking tours hits many of the sites associated with people or events in the Revolutionary War, including the grave of Alexander Hamilton. The start of the tour is easy to reach via taxi from your Times Square hotel and is a walking tour fit for people in any shape.