Because it’s America’s birthday and you’re spending it in America’s greatest city. If you happen to have some friends with a rooftop who are inclined to throw a BBQ and give you a 360-degree fireworks display, the day is looking even better.
The first patio Saturday
It’s a little different each year, but you know when it happens -- that first, no-doubt-about-it, beautiful, 75-degree Saturday when you know every beer garden, rooftop, and patio in the city is going to be buzzing the second it opens. You’re going to get sunburned. You’re going to be hurting on Sunday. You’re going to have brunch on a patio somewhere, and know that it was all worth it.
The day your friend is throwing a party for a Summer street fest
Look, the myriad street festivals that seem to multiply each year are great and all, but once you’ve been to a few, they do tend to run together a bit -- walk around, eat some fried stuff, have some beers… should you buy one of those weird candles? Or those beer bottles turned into drinking glasses? After an hour or two, you’re usually ready for something else. BUT, if a friend with a well-located apartment is throwing a party to use as home base? It’s a game-changer, letting you seamlessly float between festival and party and giving you an option when you want a reprieve from the crowds.