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New York 4th July 2024: ultimate guide to celebrating

Here’s where to find the best barbecue, stunning fireworks and more 4th of July events going down in NYC.


Macy’s 4th of July fireworks for 2024 are set! Let us tell you how to catch the affair, what to expect from this year’s extravaganza and more. NYC’s rooftop bars are the place to be at these amazing 4th of July events, unless you plan a barbecue at NYC parks. We've got you covered on how to spend the perfect summer holiday with friends and family this year.

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When is July 4th this year?

It’s on a Thursday this year!

Where can I see the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks?

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Things to do on 4th of July in NYC

Where to find the very best BBQ in NYC

Where to find the very best BBQ in NYC

While pit-smoked brisket and finger-licking-good ribs are often considered the domain of the South, the best BBQ restaurants in NYC are here to prove the North...

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The best places to go camping near NYC
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The best places to go camping near NYC

As much as we love summer in the city, sometimes we just need a quick escape to reset our batteries. Fortunately, we don't need to go far—New York has access...

The best NYC parks

The best NYC parks

Head to one of these spots to lounge during the day and watch the fireworks at night

Day trips from NYC

Day trips from NYC

Take a break from city life with these beaches, outdoor adventures, wineries and more day trips from NYC