New York City: Lower Manhattan
There’s more to New York City than Times Square and Central Park. For spectacular waterfront views and thought-provoking landmarks, head south to explore Tribeca, the Financial District, and Brooklyn.
WHAT TO SEE
Charging Bull & Fearless Girl
Charging Bull has long been the symbol of Wall Street and a must-see landmark for anyone visiting the Financial District. The recent addition of Fearless Girl, a statue that stares down the bull, has made this an even more sought-after spot for sightseeing and selfies.
Broadway & Morris St., New York, 10004
Come to reflect and pay your respects at the 9/11 Memorial, which occupies the footprint of the former World Trade Center. The memorial is made up of two large reflecting pools fed by massive waterfalls and bordered by the names of people who lost their lives in the 2001 and 1993 attacks.
180 Greenwich St., New York, 10007
Peaceful and beautiful, Trinity Church offers a serene spot amid the bustling streets of New York’s Financial District. With a parish history going back more than 300 years, this small church is admired for its intricate architecture and vivid stained glass windows.
WHAT TO DO
Staten Island Ferry
Travel across the New York Harbor while you take in the city skyline and views of the Statue of Liberty. The Staten Island Ferry runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week and rides last about 30 minutes. If possible, avoid taking the ferry during weekday rush hours, as it’s typically filled with commuters.
4 Whitehall St., New York, 10004
Whether you’re in the mood to walk or sit, Battery Park is the perfect place to unwind and recharge. Find a bench beneath a shady tree and enjoy views of Manhattan’s waterfront, including the Statue of Liberty. Or go for a stroll and enjoy the many sculptures and street performers who flock to the park.
Walk or ride your bike across the approximately one mile Brooklyn Bridge and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the city. Along the way, there are plenty of spots to snap photos of the skyline—just be conscious of where you stop, since it’s a hotspot for tourists and cyclists.
WHERE TO EAT
Casual & Fine Dining
Fuel your day of sightseeing with a meal at one of these popular eateries:
Pisillo Italian Panini, 97 Nassau St., New York, 10038
Forlini’s Restaurant, 93 Baxter St., New York, 10013
Juliana’s, 19 Old Fulton St., New York, 11201
Tamarind Tribeca, 99 Hudson St., New York, 10013
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