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

Are you ready to experience the excitement of the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks spectacular on the Hudson River? If you’re wondering where the best spots to view this amazing Independence Day showcase are, we've got six picks to make it a little easier for you. Whether you want to skip the crowds and watch from Brooklyn’s newest zig-zagging pier or escape the city limits to watch the show from the New Jersey side, we’ve got you covered with a few options sure to make this year’s Independence Day one to remember.


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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