This Fourth of July, there are any number of options for getaways from NYC. While fireworks on the Hudson courtesy of of the Grucci family are always nice – and rooftop barbecue and celebrations in Brooklyn can be a lot of fun – sometimes you and your friends and family just need to get away from the city and have some peace, quiet, and small town relaxation. Whether that means some oceanside sunning in the Hamptons or in New Jersey, or some upstate cabin dwelling and fishing in the Catskills or the Adirondacks – the point is to leave the sweating, tumultuous metropolis behind and getaway from it all on a long weekend trip that’s sure to make the most of your long holiday weekend. Here are five great options for Fourth of July Getaways from NYC which are just a starting point for all the great destination within 1-5 hours of NYC.
Long Beach Island in New Jersey
Hudson Valley Cabin in Duchess County
Catskills Fly Fishing Expedition Tours
Bear Mountain Hiking and Camping Tour
Cape May New Jersey
Montauk July 4th Days
The list goes on – check back for updates and additional travel suggestions.
If you’re looking to travel by air out of New York for Fourth of July – there’s still time to find last minute deals to any number of cities featuring elaborate firework displays or otherwise notable Independence Day events. Despite their conventionality and wide use – the last minute deals sections of Travelocity and Expedia are both excellent resources for finding cheap airfare, hotel, and car rentals to cities like Washington, D.C. Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco – etc. Again – each of these cities has its strengths and weaknesses as a a 4th of July destination, but a general rule of thumb is that a medium sized city with a coherent community spirit will offer you a more satisfying fireworks display than a larger, more diffuse metropolitan area like Los Angeles or Houston.