Independence Day in New York City

History, Broadway, Fireworks, and Summer Fun!

  • Date

    July 2-5, 2020 | Thu / Sun – 4 Days

  • Location

    New York City | Crowne Plaza New York | Times Square


Trade in your ordinary Fourth of July picnic for patriotic fun and fireworks in New York City! Stay in Times Square where you’ll have easy access to top attractions, restaurants, and shops. In the spirit of Independence Day, walk through American history — see Federal Hall where George Washington was inaugurated, St. Paul’s Chapel where he worshiped, and Fraunces Tavern where he bid farewell to his troops at the end of the Revolutionary War. Visit the home where Theodore Roosevelt was born, and tour the Federal-style Morris-Jumel Mansion. Discover a variety of interesting exhibits for all ages at the New York Historical Society Museum & Library, catch a popular Broadway musical, and take a whimsical guided pedicab tour in Central Park. Ignite your patriotic spirit on a celebratory dinner cruise with all the bells and whistles — the best seats in town for viewing fireworks, beautiful Lady Liberty, and the Manhattan skyline; then raise a toast to honor those who have made our freedom possible.


  • Stay in Times Square
  • Independence Day Celebration Dinner & Fireworks Cruise
  • Ticket to the Broadway musical, Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Locally guided American History tour
  • Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
  • Tour the Morris-Jumel Mansion
  • Lunch at historic Fraunces Tavern & Museum
  • Experience exhibits at the New York Historical Society Museum & Library
  • Pedicab tour in Central Park


  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to New York City, New York
  • Escorted
  • 3 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 1 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Hotel baggage handling

NOTE: This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking is required.

Thu, July 2: Fly to New York City, New York, where a local guide will narrate your drive into Manhattan. Visit the Morris-Jumel Mansion, a Federal-style home located in northern Manhattan with mid-18th-century roots. Built in the year 1765 by Roger Morris, a British military officer, it served as headquarters for both sides in the American Revolution. Take time for lunch on your own and then continue the tour into midtown and end at the Crowne Plaza Times Square, your hotel for the next three nights. The balance of the day is yours to enjoy as you wish.

Fri, July 3: Following breakfast at the hotel, continue your tour through American history. Visit the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, and pass sculptures of William Seward in Madison Square Park and Abe Lincoln in Union Square. Stop at Federal Hall and St. Paul’s Chapel. Top it off with lunch at Fraunces Tavern and a visit to the museum on site. Built by the De Lancey family in 1719, Fraunces Tavern has been a private residence, hotel, and one of the most important taverns of the Revolutionary War. View a photo archive that will take you back in time to explore its illustrious history as the oldest standing structure in Manhattan. Return to the hotel for some free time and dinner on your own. Regroup this evening to see the broadway musical, Mrs. Doubtfire. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch)

Sat, July 4: The morning and afternoon are yours to relax, visit nearby attractions, and have lunch on your own. This evening, a celebratory dinner cruise is included around Manhattan! Savor a nice meal with your new companions as well as musical entertainment and a few spirits. Enjoy the views of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan skyline before witnessing a kaleidoscope of pyrotechnics in the night sky, celebrating our freedom and appreciation for those who have sacrificed to protect it. Afterward, return to the hotel. (B,D)

Sun, July 5: Check out of the hotel after breakfast and head to Central Park to take an exhilarating tour via pedicab! Similar to a rickshaw, the driver-guide pedals while you sit back and enjoy the view. Your tour will also include a few stops in the park for photo opportunities. Have lunch on your own before a visit to the New York Historical Society. The society was founded in 1804 as New York’s first museum and is home to some of the nation’s beloved artworks, including those by Thomas Cole, Rembrandt Peale, and John James Audubon. Discover interactive exhibits of new and historic objects, such as George Washington’s camp bed from Valley Forge, the 1863 draft wheel that set off the Civil War Draft Riots, American folk art, and one of the world’s largest collections of Tiffany glasswork. Following the visit, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Crowne Plaza Times Square: Conveniently located on Broadway at 49th Street, steps from Times Square, numerous theatres, and attractions. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • indoor adult lap pool • fitness center.


  • Package with Air
  • Double P/P – $2,599
  • Triple P/P – $2,499
  • Single – $2,999
  • Child (12 and under) – $2,209
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $2,109
  • Triple P/P – $2,009
  • Single – $2,509
  • Child (12 and under) – $1,719

*Prices subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

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