Ever since I discovered the amazing fireworks display over the Hudson river in NYC, I can't seem to miss it. Loads of people flea the city to travel to the Hamptons or wherever their hearts desire for the 4th of July weekend. We choose to stay behind and I have to admit it's kind of nice to be left in a dead quiet city to soak up the sun and relaxation. If you have never experienced the fireworks in NYC here are a few snaps of last night's show. The Barges in the Hudson were set up between 24th and 50th streets, allowing for a ginormous view. There were 4 synchronized displays over the span of 28 blocks. We watched from a friend's terrace in Hoboken, NJ this year. There is nothing like watching from the other side with the city as the backdrop to this spectacular show. If you have never feasted your eyes upon the 4th of July fireworks in NYC, now you know it's so incredible and well worth the trip. The biggest plus of all is that the worst of the traffic will be leaving the city while you travel in, be sure to secure a spot a few hours in advance or find a rooftop :) The New Jersey side will be much less crowded if that is your preferred scene.
Hope you all had a safe and festive 4th of July!