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View Poll Results: NYC or DC?
New York 20 45.45%
DC 24 54.55%
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:08 AM
 
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Lol, because the OP is not asking about Philadelphia.
I know. My question is, "Why not?"
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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I know. My question is, "Why not?"
Why not Santa Fe? There's a lot of history there. Why not New Orleans? It has history. Or for colonial history why not Baltimore and Boston? You can ask why not all you want, but this thread isn't about Philadelphia, it's about D.C. and NYC.
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Old 05-31-2015, 04:07 PM
 
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Why not go to the city where the Declaration of Independence was actually agreed upon and signed?!

Sheesh...

Philadelphia's "Welcome America" July 4th festival is worth a look see.
I'm guessing because airfare to Philly was more expensive?
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:34 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Which city, New York or Washington, is better to spend the 4th of July in?

There's only like a $15 difference in airfare from ABQ for that weekend, so which is a better bet as far as things to do, events, fireworks shows, free activities, overall "cool" factor.

I've been to both cities before, so looking for more specific comparisons surrounding 4th of July activities (Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, National Parade, etc.).

Thanks!
I voted for DC. But I have never been there on the Fourth but IMO it is hard to imagine a more patriotic place to be on the Fourth then the Nation's capital.

However New York does put on a grand display. I would recommend New York if you are a history buff and wanted to take a historic walking tour of Lower Manhattan. There are number of sites connected to the colonial and revolutionary era down there.

George Washington's New York - NYC Walking Tour - Free Download
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I have not had the chance to see the 4th of July fireworks in New York City. Must be exciting. Wonder where the main fireworks display is.
On the East River.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXxNsRVVew4
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I'll actually be in DC this 4th of July too but for a music festival.
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Old 06-01-2015, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Actually, I'd look into getting onto one of these cruises. That would give you the best view of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDgFrTSD6jM

It would be more fun being out on the water.
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