July 4th is just around the corner! If you are looking for some fun plans and a great way to celebrate, we have some ideas about exactly what you can do and where you can go to commemorate America’s independence.

Go on a Fourth of July Cruise! This cruise offers you the chance to see the landmarks of New York City’s skyline. Top the night off with amazing fireworks that will light up the sky as you cruise around New York Harbor and enjoy snacks and drinks provided by the ship. A five hour cruise for 145 dollars per person is sure to make a memorable night for you and your friends or loved ones.

http://www.nywatertaxi.com/tours/fourth-of-july

For those NYC historians—what is a better way to celebrate the founding of our nation than on a walking tour with stops informing you about some of our country’s early presidents? The tour stops at the Washington Square Arch and Roosevelt’s birthplace. Beginning at 5pm and ending at 7:30, you can learn ample history, and end your tour just in time to grab a perfect spot on the West Side Highway and watch the fireworks go off over the river! At only 18 dollars per person, this tour is a great (and fun) way to remember the significance of Independence Day.

http://www.cuarts.com/calendar/view/type/4/event_iad/7028

For a chic spin on the traditional 4th of July picnic, take your friends to the Sky Room in Times Square to enjoy their trendy rooftop lounge. Tickets are 100 dollars per person, and provide you with access to a premium open bar and an amazing summer barbecue buffet. The door opens at six, and you will have the perfect view in the sky to watch the fireworks when they go off at 9:20!

http://skyroomnyc.com/calendar.php?from_date=2012-7-4&to_date=2012-7-4

In the end, the classic Fourth of July Barbecue never gets old. Enjoy the Macy’s fireworks at 9 o’clock after you pull that grill that you store at one of our Manhattan Mini Storage locations, and grill up some delicious hot dogs and hamburgers with family and friends!

http://social.macys.com/fireworks/