This summer happens to bring all the charm and glory back after New York City is back on its feet after a spell of pandemic gloom.
The Independence Day weekend is unique for the people of NYC and the entire country as activity levels rise around the city. We’re all getting back on track after being vaccinated for COVID-19. So, why not celebrate it with your friends & family and, of course, Carmel Limos NYC?
You could plan a staycation in the city or the outskirts or catch up with buddies over a roof-top party or luncheon. The options are endless in the ‘city of dreams.’
Every Independence Day brings in new dreams and promises to the citizens of this great nation, and this year, it’s even more special while we slowly free ourselves from the clutches of the raging pandemic.
Every year, on July 4th, we commemorate our ‘Declaration of Independence’ obtained on July 4th, 1776, and celebrate the glorious History of our stalwarts who have fought their way to liberation. We at Carmel Limos, New York, want to give you the top five picks for must-visit places around NYC this Independence Day.
Of course, if you’re visiting NYC, you would be aware of the stunning waterfront that this city proudly houses, along with the historic Empire Stores building with jaw-dropping views of both the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges below the spectacular city skyline.
With Carmel Limousines, there’s no worrying about getting around the city safely and on time on the 4th of July. Using our app, reaching your destination is always hassle-free and cost-efficient.
Before we give you details on the top places to visit in NYC on the 4th of July, let us brush up on the story behind this landmark day in American History.
The History and Significance of Fourth of July
Independence Day has been a federal holiday for the United States since 1941. But the tradition of celebrating the day isn’t new. It goes long back to the 18th century, when the American Revolution was at its peak.
Turning the pages of History, when the initial wars of the American Revolution broke out in 1775, a few colonists wanted complete independence from the grasp of Great Britain. By the end of the year, more radical colonists joined in for the demand for independence.
As revolutionary sentiments spread and the hostility against Britain grew, the realization of a free and revolutionized America became more substantial and tangible. Finally, America received its complete independence on the 4th of July 1776 with the Declaration of Independence’s formal adoption.
The second of July was the actual day when Congress voted in favor of independence from Great Britain. However, the process was not completed until two days later where the Declaration of Independence, originally drafted by Thomas Jefferson, was revised and the Fourth of July was offcicially declared as the American Independence Day.
How NYC Celebrates Independence Day?
NYC makes sure to drown in Independence Day celebrations in the revelry of grand processions, marches, and dramatic fireworks.
Yes! You read that right. NYC celebrates its Independence Day just like other festivities – with the same zeal and enthusiasm. The city is bedazzled with white, blue, and red colors and the American flag flying high in every nook and corner.
In addition to the parades and fun festivities, events like Nathan’s Famous International Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Brooklyn set the bar high when it comes to quirky fun. While a few people join 4th of July parties and brunches, others participate in the parades and enjoy the rest of the day in picnics, barbeques, and family gatherings.
So, if you’re in the city during this time, there’s no missing out on Independence Day celebrations.
You may choose to be a part of the Independence Day parades or dance your day away at the 4th of July Boat Party NYC Fireworks Cruise. Further, you can join the Independence Day Rooftop Brunch or the Pre-4th of July Sunset Cruise.
Especially for tourists, you must jump into the celebrations, and we promise you won’t regret it! With Carmel Limousines New York, you can travel worry-free around the city and join the celebrations of Independence Day.
How is Carmel Limos NYC Ensuring a Safe Independence Day Getaway?
Carmel Limousines is working hard to provide you safe and hygienic rides in and around NYC. Carmel Limos cares for its customers, and hence, we take every possible step to keep you safe.
Here’s a list of ways in which we at Carmel Limos ensure health and safety for everyone.
Complete Social Distancing
At Carmel Limos NYC, all the drivers stay at a distance from passengers. They are instructed to open the vehicle doors and step aside to a distance to let the passenger enter. Then, they can securely lock the doors.
Also, customers are instructed to interact only if necessary and refrain from touching the surface of the vehicles.
Fully Sanitized Cabs
Sanitization of cabs is a priority at Carmel Limousines after every ride. Carmel vehicles are thoroughly sanitized at the end of each ride and beginning a new one to ensure minimal risk of exposure to Covid-19.
Pick-up & Drop Services
Carmel Limo services in New York ensure a hassle-free ride in the city and the outskirts of NYC. We offer,
● Airport rides to and from NYC
● Pick-up and drop services from multiple points
● Round trips to NYC from nearby destinations and vice versa
● Point-to-point pick up and drop services
● Waiting services (for single pick-up and drop)
Vaccination & COVID Tests
Carmel Limos NYC conducts COVID-19 tests for its drivers at regular intervals for safety purposes. Also, we make sure that all our drivers and passengers are vaccinated.
Carmel Limos NYC has introduced special offers and discounts.
For example, we have introduced the ‘essential employees’ special discount wherein health workers, researchers, insurance personnel, clinical experts, paramedics, etc., can use the code ‘ESSENTIAL’ to get an additional $4 off.
Further, frequent travelers to airports can avail a special discount on airport rides. Use the code ‘AIRPORT’ to get an extra $6 off. Also, long-distance riders can avail of a discount of $25 on the minimum fare of $160 using the code ‘ALTFLY’.
Besides ensuring safe rides from all three airports – John F Kennedy (JFK), La Guardia (LGA), and Newark (EWR) to NYC, Carmel Limousines helps you to navigate the city streets during rush hours, in high-security areas and high-risk zones as well.
5 Must-Visit Places around NYC for the Fourth of July Weekend
Witness the Traditional Hot Dog Eating Contest
Taking a trip to Coney Island on the 4th of July is one of the best things to do. Enjoy a day at the beach and witness Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The tradition of holding Nathan’s hot dog eating contest is being carried out since 1972 on every Independence Day. The challenge is that you’ve to eat as many hot dogs as you can within 10 minutes.
A free & fun contest, every year, almost 30000 people come over to watch the competition between preselected contestants.
So, if you’re a hot dog enthusiast, too, take a safe ride to Coney Island with Carmel Limos and join the special activities for Independence Day.
Experience the Enchanting 4th of July Fireworks
Don’t miss the beauty of the 4th of July fireworks. These fireworks typically last for about half an hour and get over by 10 pm. So, wherever you are, reach any one of the following places taking a Carmel Limousines ride on time:
● Brooklyn Heights
● Battery Park
● Brooklyn Bridge Park
● Pier 17 & the South Street Seaport
● DUMBO or,
Enjoy Some Barbeque time
Escape the city hustle and spend a quiet day barbecuing in Central Park. Unfortunately, the park allows such barbeque gatherings only thrice a year – on Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day.
Besides, you can also choose to visit other beautiful parks around NYC if they allow a BBQ party.
So, pack your basket, book Carmel Limousines and spend Independence Day with some sunshine, delicious food, and the people you love.
Attend the Independence Day Cruise Party
Want to spend a luxurious Independence Day? Take a cruise ride on any one of the 4th July special cruises. Avail Carmel Limousines New York to reach your destination and enjoy your cruise party.
You can join the celebrations at July 4th New York City Fireworks Cruise with Buffet and Live DJ or NYC July 4th Macy’s Fireworks Family Friendly Festive Boat or even NYC Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise with Lobster Dinner.
So, choose a cruise and party away on Independence Day!
Spend a Fun Day at Jones Beach State Park
Book a round trip with Carmel Limos NYC and spend a perfect day fishing, surfing, golfing, and enjoying Jones Beach.
With the spectacular Independence Day Fireworks, we are sure that you’ll love your entire time spent at Jones Beach, Long Island.
From stunning fireworks to cruise parties, barbeques and beaches, NYC makes Independence Day celebrations memorable in authentic American style.
If you’re in the city during this time, take some time out and participate in the spectacular events that the city has to offer. So, gift your dear ones with a surprise visit or a fun activity planned in partnership with Carmel Limos.
Most importantly, enjoy while wearing your masks, and following the COVID protocols.
Happy Independence Day from the Carmel Family!