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Best Locations to View the Macy’s July Fourth Fireworks

Best Locations to View the Macy’s July Fourth Fireworks

When you’re celebrating July Fourth in New York City, you definitely need to catch a great view of the Macy’s fireworks show. This iconic fireworks display has been pleasing New York locals and tourists for many years now. The show is known as one of the largest fireworks displays in the United States and no July Fourth celebration would be complete without fireworks! Now, finding the best spot to watch the fireworks can be a little difficult. Everywhere you go there’s bound to be a crowd or some sort of commotion going on. To help you with picking out a place to view the fireworks, we put together a list of the top spots to view the Macy’s July Fourth fireworks. Take a look at these locations and get ready to be blown away by the view of the fireworks this year!

Top Places to View the Macy’s July Fourth Fireworks

  1. Pier 15

Pier 15 puts you right in the center of the action with one of the best views of the July Fourth fireworks. From the Pier, not only will you be able to view the fireworks, but you can also attend an amazing event that’s been pleasing New Yorkers and tourists every year. Get your tickets to the 3rd Annual Freedom Fest at Pier 15 and enjoy a July Fourth celebration like no other! This is the third year that this event has gone on in NYC and you’re going to love it. Freedom Fest is a family-friendly celebration that features a BBQ buffet menu of July Fourth favorites such as burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches and much more! Adults 21+ will enjoy a four-hour premium open bar for the night as well.

Freedom Fest will have a live DJ spinning the top tracks of the year from the Pop, Hip-Hop, Dance, and Pop charts to keep you and the family dancing. To end off the night, you will enjoy an amazing view of the Macy’s fireworks! Watch from up close as the fireworks fill the sky and complete your July Fourth night.

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Freedom Fest at Pier 15


Bar at Freedom Fest

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Freedom Fest


View of the Fireworks from Freedom Fest



  1. Industry Kitchen

Industry Kitchen is an amazing restaurant along the East River next to South Street Seaport. This stunning 5,000 square foot venue can accommodate up to 300 guests with both indoor and outdoor seating. From Industry Kitchen, you will enjoy an unobstructed view of the East River and the Brooklyn skyline. Floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly separate the indoor and outdoor areas giving any guest the perfect view of the July Fourth fireworks no matter what seat you’re in! Guests can dine at either individual or communal dining tables, the large freestanding bar or the outdoor terrace and lounge. You can also enjoy a premium open bar and buffet for the night as you wait for the fireworks. This family-friendly celebration will give you one of the best views of the fireworks with all of the amenities needed to make this celebration unforgettable.

  1. 34th Street Heliport

The 34th Street Heliport will put you in the front seat to view the fireworks. This private event offers exclusive access to the very limited East Riverfront area. The 34th Street Heliport gave guests live music and many food vendors ranging from BBQ to burgers and other food options. Multiple fully stocked bars and beer tents adorned the heliport with other entertainment elements such as giant Jenga, ping-pong, chess and more. This July Fourth celebration also features VIP table packages with seating options, bottle service, food trays, and much more to choose from. With a ticket to the 34th Street Heliport, there’s no better way to celebrate July Fourth with your family!

  1. Downtown Manhattan Heliport

The Downtown Manhattan Heliport located along the East River will give you some of the best views of the Macy’s fireworks as well. This Manhattan location is easily accessible for both business travelers and NYC tourists. The heliport’s location is ideal for catching the perfect pictures of the fireworks. You can watch the fireworks launch along the East River and fill up the sky right before your eyes. Take a trip to this heliport for July Fourth and give yourself the best view of the July Fourth Macy’s fireworks this year!

  1. Pier 6

Pier 6 will give you an amazing view of the fireworks as soon as they go off. Since the barges of the Macy’s fireworks are located near the Brooklyn Bridge and East River, this location is ideal for viewing the fireworks. Pier 6 is located in downtown Manhattan along the East River. At Pier 6, you can watch the fireworks from up close and enjoy views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Brooklyn skyline. Make your way to downtown Manhattan this year and treat yourself to an up-close view of the fireworks!

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