Gallery: 6 Spectacular Places to See 4th of July Fireworks In and Aroun...

Jersey City is the kissing cousin to Hoboken and has incredible bird's-eye views of the fireworks. You can take the PATH train from the Manhattan to 9th street in Hoboken and follow the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway path to Jersey City (a few blocks in length). Try not to veer too far into the Exchange Place area though. The plethora of tall buildings won’t give you much luck in watching the fireworks show.


For the bold and the brave willing to stand the ginormous crowds on the 4th, the piers at Hudson River Park are one of your best bets to watch spectacular views of the fireworks show. Access points will be stationed along 11th Avenue and run between 24th and 57th Streets. For a complete list of access points click here. Keep in mind that parking will not be available so it’s probably best to leave your car at home and travel by bus or train.


If you’re not too keen on doing the tango with thousands of strangers crowding the pier to watch the show, try heading uptown to the more spacious Riverside Park. You’ll be able to see a view of the fireworks that isn’t as intense as those in Midtown but with a little more elbow room. Riverside Park’s opening is accessible on 72nd Street and the Hudson River near the West Side Highway.

Image via Yotel


Enjoy sweeping views of the fireworks show with the comforts of a rooftop terrace at the green and trendy NYC Yotel. The hotel, which has its roots in Japan, is hosting a rooftop “backyard” barbecue featuring unlimited beer, wine and sangria. For $75 per person, you can feast your eyes on the light show and your palate on tasty cocktails. For further information and details about purchasing tickets visit


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