Things to do in New York on 4th July

This year July 4th is a Friday and there will be a weekend of celebrations in New York and other cities around the US.

Independence Day in NYC is a feast of BBQs, hot dogs picnics and fireworks.  Its one of the favourite festivals on the american calendar for many, so below are some particular activities/things to do that you may want to take a look at.

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular 
Pier 40 W Houston St, at the Hudson River

4th of July Endless Summer BBQ at YOTEL 2014 
Yotel New York 570 Tenth Ave, at 42nd St

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks 
Macy’s put on a free 25 minutre display

Independence Day Festival in Queens Village 
Takes place along Sanford Avenue between Main and Union Streets.

Fourth of July Pig Roast
The Iron Horse 32 Cliff St, between Fulton and John Sts, 10038 and other Fourth of July events that make this summer holiday one of our favourites.

Lots to see and do, if you don’t have flights booked yet, Virgin Atlantic have some great fares at the moment

As always, pre-order your currency before you travel and order online for the best rates.  As of 25th June you can get upto $1.68 / ¬£1, this is a fantastic rate, see whats available here.