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Things to Do on The 4th of July This Year

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Things to Do on The 4th of July This Year

The 4th of July is almost here there are so many ways you can celebrate and enjoy the weekend with family and friends. We have created this list of some fun ideas and activities you can do this weekend to make it memorable. Make sure to stay safe though!

Enjoy a BBQ With Friends and Family

What is the 4th of July without a BBQ? Fire up the grill for some great eats with close family and friends. Spend some quality time with loved ones over some delicious foods. You can even make it into a game night or a movie night. Make sure to prepare some delicious food and enjoy it!

Stop By A Restaurant Offering Outdoor Dining

If cooking isn’t your thing or you don’t really want to host a BBQ, why not check out one of your local favorite restaurants that are offering outdoor dining right now. Do make sure to call ahead and make a reservation and check if they are open. If you would just like to kick back and enjoy the day, you can also always order in! 

Have A Picnic At A Local Park

Pack your blanket, lunch, and games to enjoy a day at the park. There are a ton of parks in and around Jersey City that are open now for families to enjoy. Make sure to get there early and find a good spot so that you will be socially distanced.

Watch The Beautiful Fireworks

Fireworks are back for the 4th of July. Plan ahead though and be prepared as a lot of people would be out for this. If you would like to not step out, you can still tune in online at some amazing shows such Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks on NBC.

Spend The Weekend On A Beach

Beaches are now open near Jersey City. If you would prefer to get away and enjoy the perfect hot summer day, check out one of the local beaches. There are a ton that is about an hour away and perfect for the family. Of course, make sure to plan ahead as you will need to get passes, parking, and research information for each beach you are planning to visit.

Enjoy a Beer At A Beer Garden

Most beer gardens are outdoors so if you and your friends want to enjoy a cool beer, check one out!

Go On A Hike

Hiking is always a great idea but especially for the 4th of July weekend. There are a ton of hiking trails around Jersey City that you can check out with your family. It is a great activity for the kids and the perfect way to get active too! Pick something that will be just challenging enough for your kids without overwhelming them.

Enjoy A Day At An Amusement Park

10 Ideas For The Long Weekend Around Jersey City

When it comes to the summer, amusement parks are a must-visit with the family, especially on the long weekend! There are quite a few amusement/theme parks that are now open near Jersey City. Have a fun-filled day with family or friends on some thrill rides and take in the adventure for the day. Check the full list here.

Visit a Local Winery

The long weekend can be even more fun with a glass of wine! Luckily, there are some amazing wineries and vineyards near Jersey City that you can go over the long weekend. Most of these wineries are only an hour away from downtown Jersey City. They have a ton of outdoor space and a lot of them are family-friendly.


There are a lot of reasons to go camping. The most important one is to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the city but also to get a break from your wired devices to enjoy nature. A perfect activity to enjoy with your family or friends on a long weekend. There are a ton of places to go camping near Jersey City that would make it a perfect activity with the family. We have a full guide here. 

Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July! 

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