New York City Hotels & Vacation Rentals for 4th of July

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Independence Day in the Ever-Vibrant Big Apple

New York City vacation rentals for 4th of July are the perfect way to experience the most important day in the American calendar. Famed for its culture and vibrancy, New York does Independence Day like nowhere else. From rooftop BBQs to spectacular fireworks displays: groups, families, and couples will delight in the joys of NYC.

4th of July in New York City: Top Accommodations

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Harlem, Manhattan, New York
from $263
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Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York
from $36
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New Dorp Beach, Staten Island, New York
from $36
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Harlem, Manhattan, New York
from $37
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East Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York
from $50
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Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
from $81
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Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
from $81
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4.5
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Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York
from $36
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Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
from $36
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Where to See 4th of July Fireworks in New York City

When you book New York City hotels for 4th of July, you don't want to miss the spectacular fireworks displays which take place across the city. Fireworks have become a great American tradition on Independence Day and watching the night skies light up with magnificent displays of color is not to be missed.

  • 1. Manhattan

    The city's 4th of July fireworks are simply iconic. Macy's annual display is held over the East River and there are plenty of spots where you can catch it, with favorites among locals including NY's rooftops and parks around the city.

  • 2. Liberty State Park Fireworks

    Catch New Jersey's fireworks from Manhattan as you nestle into Battery Park to watch the impressive display from across the Hudson River. It's an excellent spot to soak up the festival atmosphere and watch the night sky illuminated by an explosion of color.

  • 3. Coney Island

    Head deep into Brooklyn and watch the fireworks at this wonderfully kitsch and retro theme park. While the fireworks are the main event, the rides and attractions make this a great place to enjoy the whole day with the family before the fireworks start after nightfall.

Best Places to Stay for 4th of July in New York City

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Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
from $37
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4.0
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Midtown, Manhattan, New York
from $36
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Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
from $35
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New York City 4th of July Family Activities

If you're celebrating the 4th of July with family, then there's plenty on offer in New York. From the vendors and stalls peppering the streets to the hot dog contest held in Coney Island, activities are abundant in every corner of the city over the Independence Day Weekend. Why not head into Central Park for a picnic before catching the fireworks light up the skies above New York?

  • 1. Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

    This family-friendly activity is held every July 4th and is a century-old tradition that always fun for everyone. The event is located on Coney Island and over one million people are reported to tune into the event on TV each year. Coney Island is a great place to spend the day with the kids and take advantage of the rides, attractions and evening fireworks.

  • 2. Revolutionary New York Walking Tour

    This historic walking tour takes participants to some of the most important landmarks of the revolutionary war. You and the kids can visit inspirational and informative sites such as the grave of the revered luminary Alexander Hamilton.

  • 3. Head to New York's Parks

    New York is blessed with some of the most fantastic city parks in the country. On the July 4th, Central Park and Prospect Park, among numerous others, are transformed into festivals packed with games, food vendors, and activities where the whole family can spend the day basking in the celebratory atmosphere.

Recommended Accommodations for 4th of July in New York City

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Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York
from $37
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5.0
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Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York
from $36
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Wakefield, Bronx, New York
from $35
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Where to Find the Best 4th of July BBQ Food in New York City

Food is an integral part of any celebration and the BBQ on Independence Day are iconic. However, if you'd prefer to eat out than in, then the Big Apple has some of the best restaurants to discover when you book New York City hotels for 4th of July.

  • 1. All Hands

    This fantastic Williamsburg restaurant turns into one of the best BBQ joints in Brooklyn for the 4th of July celebrations. They serve up classics like burgers as well as seafood specials such as oysters with Yuzu Kosho cocktail sauce. It also has a great waterfront location for views of the river.

  • 2. Good Story

    Head to Good Story for the ultimate 4th July rooftop BBQ. The incredible views of Manhattan from this hip Soho hangout are well matched by classic dishes and an open bar with beer and wine.

  • 3. Walter's

    Head to this Brooklyn favorite in Fort Greene for a BBQ picnic basket that also supports a good cause. As well as enjoying classics like fried chicken and potato salad, you can rest easy knowing that all proceeds go to Hunger Free America.

Top Offers for 4th of July in New York City

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East Village, Manhattan, New York
from $40
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Hudson Heights, Manhattan, New York
from $36
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Fort George, Manhattan, New York
from $34
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