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July in New York

What better place to celebrate the 4th of July than in New York City.  The city that never sleeps will dazzle you with fireworks and sparklers in a patriotic scene like none other. Hear the star spangled banner and the proud statue of liberty in a whole different side to the fast paced New York life. New York City could keep you busy for months, but for a short stay make sure you hit up the best of the city. For a packed day of city hopping, visit the Empire State Building, Ground Zero of the World Trade Center, and of course, Times Square.

New York Travel in July

If you have more time visit Rockefeller Center, Wall St, and catch a Broadway show. Art lovers are in luck, there are several major museums, the MOMA and the Met are by far the best. Shopping in NYC is unbeatable, for bargaining deals and designer imposter merchandise take a walk down Canal St in Chinatown. If you’ve got money to burn, shop the high-end fashions off 5th Ave or Madison Ave, the city is crawling with couture. If you are a fashion guru do not leave without hitting the three B’s, Bergdorf’s, Barneys, and Bloomingdales.  The city is alive with pride during the month of July, walk through Central Park and see the big apple decorated in patriotic red, white, and blues. There are several concerts happening throughout the year, check online to see who’s in town for the country’s celebration.

In recent years the boroughs have grown in popularity and style. Brooklyn is now a hip retreat with corner cafes and bars on every main street. For a cultural tour of the area visit the Brooklyn Museum and adjacent Prospect Park. The biggest and best names in show business play at Madison Square Garden, The Beacon, and at the Giants Stadium. If you can’t get enough of live music, take a side trip just outside of the city in Wantagh, Nikon hosts a series of summer concerts at the Jones Beach Theatre. For a free ride around the island of Manhattan, hop on the Staten Island ferry for a close up of the statue of liberty and snap some memorable cityscape photos.

New York boasts some of the best restaurants in the world, from the cafes in Little Italy, to the dim sum in Chinatown, the cuisine in NYC cannot be beat.  The budget minded could eat a fresh New York bagel in the morning followed by any of the world famous New York City slices of pizza. Take a side trip to Coney Island for a legendary hotdog off the boardwalk and fun filled afternoon of excitement. For those looking for more avante garde options I recommend any of the landmark chef inspired eateries in town, The Odeon, Babbo, or the BLT Market are just to name a few.  Dining in NYC wouldn’t be complete without a taste of Greenwich Village.  Walk into any of the acclaimed international restaurants that surround the area,Greenwichis an artsy mix of young city dwellers with a flavor all of its own. Whether it’s the bright lights of Times Square or the never-ending splendor of the top of the Empire State building, New York City will crawl into your veins. Wave the US flags high this 4th of July, no matter where you hail from. This city loves their immigrants and the cornucopia of culture will set the majestic tone for an amazing 4th of July weekend.

Date posted: 16th May, 2015

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