Best Hotels for July 4th Fireworks
Mandarin Oriental, New York City
Ask For: Hudson River views.
You gotta get up
high in the Big Apple if you want to see the annual Macy’s display over Manhattan’s Hudson River. The 54-story Mandarin Oriental, near Columbus Circle, is
offering a July 4th Fireworks Package for $765 per night, including
breakfast—not a bad deal, relatively speaking, given that its usual
breakfast-inclusive rate is $755. Floors above 38 have the best water views.
Alternative: The new
Trump SoHo Hotel, whose southern-facing, deluxe-category rooms have a clear
shot of the Hudson, too, and cost only $359.
Bonus Views: In November, guests at the Mandarin
Oriental can cheer on runners on their last mile in the NYC Marathon. A few
weeks later, the Thanksgiving Parade will roll past the hotel, giant Kermit
balloons and all.