Front Row Seats! July 4th Fun!

Hey I hope you had a fun celebration for Independence Day!

I spent the day in Long Island for a BBQ at an in laws house. We relaxed in the pool most of the time since it was so hot! It was pretty refreshing to be able to chill out in the water!

Our food selection consisted of skirt steak, hotdogs, macaroni salad, potato salad, green salad, watermelon, and more! Yum!

We went home a little early to avoid the traffic going back into the city. But we were able to have front row seats from our window to watch the fireworks last night! It was so beautiful! I enjoyed my July 4th celebration!

Did you do anything exciting for Independence Day?! Comment below! 😊

Hola Mi Gentes! (Spanish/English Post)

Buenas días mi gentes! Cómo estás? 

Para la día de la Independencia, me quedé en mi casa y relajado!

Yo vi los programas de television, yo vi unos pocos películas con mi eposo, y yo ordené comida! 

Lo pasé bien quedarse en mi casa! 

Què hiciste para el día de la Independencia?

ENGLISH TRANSLATION:

Good morning my people! How are you?

For Independence Day, I stayed at home and relaxed!

I watched tv shows, I watched a few movies with my husband, and I ordered food!

I had a good time staying at home! 

What did you do for Independence Day?

Top 10 Things To Bring To The Beach (That You May Forget!)

1. WATER

Bring a gallon of water and a few water bottles. This helps with saving space in your cooler for your other treats!

2. GOOD SUNSCREEN

The sun brings joy to everyone but it can be a killer at times and may be hotter than expected! Makes sure to bring sunscreen with an SPF that best suits you! To avoid sunburn I recommend EVERYONE to wear sunscreen!


3. UMBRELLA

Bring your own umbrella to get some shade  because it can get pretty hot on the beach! Buying or bringing an umbrella beforehand also helps save you a few bucks from having to rent an umbrella at the beach!

4. WHISTLE

This is a great tip for adults who have kids! A good way to keep track of your kids is to bring a whistle along! Teach your family the “family whistle” that you’ve come up with and use it whenever you need to get their attention!

5. EXTRA BLANKET

Use the blanket as an area to lay your bags and other items on top like your bag, towels, etc.

6. JUG OF WATER OR BABY POWDER

You’re probably thinking “why would I need this?!” Well you know when you get to your car and you still have sand on your feet?! All you have to do is keep a jug of water in your trunk and wash off those sandy feet! Or you could wipe baby powder on your feet and the sand will come right off!

7. CHANGE OF CLOTHES

To avoid having wet seats after driving back from the beach, bring a change of clothes! It makes life so much easier!


8. CHAIRS

For those who prefer not to swim, bringing a nice and comfy beach chair will be great for relaxing on the beach!

9. RADIO

Bringing a radio can lighten up the mood and drown out the noise of those around you!


10. LOTS OF ENTERTAINMENT 

If you want to chill on the beach, bring a good book or magazine! If you want to be a little more active, bring football, frisbees etc. to have a good time with your family and friends!

Enjoy your beach day! =)


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!