Jubilant July In New York City
With nyma, the new york manhattan hotel
New York is a fantastic place to be on Independence Day. At 9pm on 4 July, Macy’s annual firework extravaganza will explode from a gathering of barges on the Hudson river watched by throngs of revellers from its banks and bridges. Alongside the spectacular display (last year over 40,000 fireworks were sent up to 1,000 feet in the air!) there are always high-calibre celebrity performances while the entire event is screened live on NBC to millions across the country.
What’s more, 2013 is an extra special year for the city which took such a battering by Hurricane Sandy last October. The storm caused extensive damage to Ellis island forcing the iconic Statue Of Liberty to close to the public, just one day after its year-long refurbishment. Independence Day will mark the re-opening of the attraction, a moment guaranteed to bring an extra level of excitement to the city’s celebrations.
And where better to stay than just a short sub way ride away from Ellis Island at affordable yet chic nyma, the new york manhattan hotel, offering free stays for children aged 12 and under plus free continental breakfast and wi-fi. Prices in July start from just $184.99 per double room (£61 per person). To book, call freephone 0808 178 6363 or visit www.thenewyorkmanhattanhotel.co.uk.
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