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Watch July 4 fireworks from the Empire State Building

Fireworks near the Empire State Building
Fireworks near the Empire State BuildingNew York City's Fourth of July festivities are a total blast (via

In 2012, the Empire State Building observatory deck on the eighty sixth floor was voted one of the top seven places to watch the July 4th fireworks. Even though the fireworks have moved to the East River for the day in 2014, the Empire State Building is still a favorite to see good views of the fireworks display.

The event will run from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. But given the line that is always present at the Empire State Building, it is smart to arrive early. Order tickets even earlier. There are only two hundred fifty tickets being sold for this event. Tickets include watching the fireworks live of course as well as viewing the televised version and complimentary snacks.

Order tickets here before they sell out.