Happy 4th of July everyone! No, you won't see me in red, white, and blue in this post...no, you won't see any fireworks...and no, you won't see me prancing around on the beach. I honestly don't like any of those things. But, one thing I love about a long holiday weekend is staying in town when everyone else is away.
While everyone else goes to the NJ shore, the Hamptons, or home to visit family I find it so very enjoyable to just stay in NYC and soak up the quiet. It is the perfect opportunity to get into a restaurant or bar that you have been dying to check out but is normally too crowded to get your foot in the door, or even soak up some culture at a play or museum (which trust me will be less crowded!).
My husband and I have made a list of all the places you need to check out when in NYC on a long holiday week. Just do yourself a favor and check to see if they are open on the actual holiday (many places aren't, so schedule your long weekend accordingly).