5 Amazing Last Minute Day Trips For July 4th! 

1. ASHBURY PARK 

(from NYC, 2 hours by transit)

Ashbury Park hosts one of best July 4th celebrations in the Tri-state area. After catching some waves and strolling the boardwalk, you can catch the awesome fireworks that starts at 9pm.

2. JONES BEACH 

(1hr 45mins by Long Island Rail Road)

Jones Beach will host a 30 minute Fireworks Spectacular over the Central Mall at 9pm! The fireworks display will be simulcast to a musical array of patriotic songs on WALK 97.5 FM or K-98.3 FM. A special fee of $10 per car will apply.

3. ATLANTIC CITY 

(2hrs by car or 2hrs 30mins by bus)

After a day of gambling and swimming in Atlantic City, you can catch the fireworks at 9:30pm. The best place to watch the display is from the Boardwalk where there will be a bunch of beach parties and viewing events. The show runs approximately 18 minutes and will be live broadcasted on 95.1, 100.7, 96.1 and 99.3!

4. MONTAUK

(2hrs 30mins by car, 3hrs 15 mins by LIRR, 3hrs 30mins by Hampton Jitney)

“Stars over Montauk” is this beach community’s annual 4th of July tribute. The fireworks are shot off from Umbrella Beach about 1/3 mile west of town. They can be viewed from any town location!


5. PHILADELPHIA 

(1hr 30mins by Amtrak, 2hrs by bus)

What better place to celebrate Independence Day than America’s Birthplace! There’s a celebration of Freedom Ceremony, an Independence Day Parade, and the incredibly popular Party on the Parkway! 

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