A couple weeks ago I moved to New York City for the remainder of the summer, and being that it was the week of the 4th of July it was an absolutely amazing week! After helping me move in on Saturday and Sunday my parents left, only to come back again on Thursday morning! On Thursday after they got here, we dropped their stuff off at my apartment in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and then we headed back into Manhattan for an afternoon full of fun! We got off the train in Times Square and walked around for a little while, but after discovering how absolutely crazy it was (even more so than usual!), we decided to walk down to 11th Avenue to find where the fireworks were going to be that evening. After walking down there and figuring out where we were going to go when it came time, we decided to walk all the way back to Times Square (in the 100 degree weather!) to get drinks and then an early dinner at Chevy’s. I know… Really American, huh? After a margarita and some appetizers that my family and I all shared, we realized that it was almost 8pm so we decided we would head down to the firework viewing area.
By the time we made our way to where we could actually see the fireworks, we only had about 15 minutes to wait, it was perfect timing! We got a bottle of water and my mom made friends with the people standing around us (she always makes friends everywhere we go!). After a few minutes of waiting and chatting with our new friends, the fireworks finally started and they were absolutely amazing! We had an awesome spot, right between 11th and 12th Avenue on 42nd Street. The crowd of people was crazy and getting home was even crazier, but it was all worth it. Everyone told us that New York City fireworks were the best 4th of July fireworks in the United States, and as far as I am concerned they definitely were the best I have ever seen!
The crowd filling the street on 42nd Street!
The fireworks! :)
This is a Kristen Booth post.