4th of July Daytime Activities
Even though the fireworks haven't started, there are still plenty of things to do in NYC on 4th of July during the day in the warm summer weather.
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is a nearly century-long tradition held on the 4th of July in NYC.
- Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest: Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest is a nearly century-old tradition held on the 4th of July in New York City on Coney Island (corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues). The world's most famous eating contest is traditionally witnessed by over 40,000 hot dog and fun lov'in spectators each year as well as over 1 million home viewers.
- Revolutionary New York Walking Tour: For history buffs and patriots alike, Big Onion Walking Tours traditionally has a tour of significant NYC landmarks from the Revolutionary War. The Revolutionary New York tour hits multiple spots that have American historical significance: the graves of Alexander Hamilton, General Richard Hamilton, and spots connected to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The stop also includes the Fraunces Tavern, where a British cannonball pierced the roof in 1775. For those who really want to feel historically connected on the 4th of July, Revolutionary New York holds the key.
- A Stroll in the Park: There are numerous other day-time activities for all ages in New York on the 4th of July, and especially some sunny inexpensive options. Weather permitting, there's nothing like a picnic in Central Park, a New York treasure. One could also take a walk windowshopping in SoHo, or maybe a BBQ on any number of inviting picnic tables in Prospect Park. While in the city, the 4th of July possibilities are abundant for tourists and locals.
NYC July 4th Event Tickets
- FridayMar 31 Noon
Brooklyn Unplugged Tours: Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour
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