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Find gorgeous views, public art, and lots of history in oldest part of Manhattan.

Also see our guide to nearby Seaport.

TO DO

Staten Island Ferry

Take a free ferry ride from Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhattan to Staten Island and back for great views of The Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan & Brooklyn skylines. 25 minute trips (1 hour round trip) depart every half hour (every fifteen minutes during rush hour). Masks required. For a quicker trip, take the…

Governors Island

Oasis-with-a-view Governors Island is now open year-round! Lots of room to roam and play on this 172 acre former military post.

* Relax in Hammock Grove’s cozy hammocks (and say hello to sheep), find breathtaking 360-degree views in The Hills and camp out in Adirondack chairs at Picnic Point. Throughout the island find historic architecture…

Pixar Putt

Play 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, Onward, The Incredibles, Coco, Monsters, Inc., Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Inside Out, Up and Soul at a pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience

Tickets only available online.

Seaglass Carousel

Spin under the sea in an aquatic carousel in historic Battery Park. Sit within iridescent fiberglass fish that glide through a (covered) spiraling nautilus of glass and steel. LED color-changing lighting combined with “water effect” light projectors and oceanic music create a magical underwater atmosphere for kids of all ages.

Capacity reduced to 33%; not…

One World Observatory

Elevators climb 102 stories in 47 seconds to the 102nd floor of the Freedom Tower, the tallest building in America at a symbolic 1,776 feet. Incredible views plus lots of interactive and digital features including immersive audiovisual experiences, a 14-foot wide circular glass disc with high definition footage of the streets 100 floors below and…

ART

Dubuffet Sculpture

An office tower plaza features a dynamic Jean Dubuffet sculpture and a peaceful Noguchi rock garden fountain.

XO World & XO Play

See two new monumental sculptures as part of a world-wide installation calling attention to the need for peace, love, and inclusion for the 40th Anniversary of World Peace Day.

XO WORLD (outside One World Trade Center) features a giant globe and 12 foot “Jack” from the game of Jacks (the “X” with crossed arms…

Art on the Ave: Resiliency

See the work of 26 local artist at 10 public locations from 25 Park Row to 1 Battery Park Plaza, including an an art gallery in the Fulton Center Subway Station. Each piece of art is guided by the notion of “resiliency,” the ability to demonstrate adaptability and the capacity to thrive in changing or…

WTC Street Murals & Memorial

Street artists from around the world vibrantly transformed the streets surrounding 3 World Trade Center with fun, colorful murals, bringing love and joy to a place of mourning.

At the 9/11 Memorial, two 1-acre pools with the largest man-made waterfalls in the United States comprise the footprints of the Twin Towers, symbolizing the loss of…

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Enter a 20,000 square foot light and sound spectacular featuring two-story, 360-degree projections of the Van Gogh’s most compelling works.

* In addition to a spacious central area where Van Gogh’s works stretch floor-to-ceiling while van Gogh quotes are broadcast, the experience includes separate galleries that chronicle his life, technique, and influence through informative panels,…

Pixar Putt

Play 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films including Toy Story, Onward, The Incredibles, Coco, Monsters, Inc., Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, Inside Out, Up and Soul at a pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience

Tickets only available online.

La Pizza & La Pasta a Colori

Experience the world of food and color at Eataly’s immersive restaurant space designed in collaboration with the Color Factory. Under a kaleidoscopic canopy, explore a diverse array of tints and tastes, from the rich golden hue of farm-fresh eggs to the emerald green of fresh DOP basil and beyond.  Ceiling installation “Somewhere Out There”…

The Skyscraper Museum

Celebrate NYC’s rich vertical architectural heritage in a small but very cool stainless-steel space. See mini-Manhattan models, dramatic photographs, scale models of the tallest buildings throughout world and history and rotating exhibits. Explore tall buildings as objects of design, products of technology, sites of construction, investments in real estate, and places of work and residence.

National Museum of the American Indian–New York

All ages can learn about the culture and contributions of Native Americans at the engaging New York branch of this DC museum. Lots of opportunities for hands-on exploration in multiple rooms. Touch a buffalo hide, match animal drawings, learn about Mayan math, play in a teepee and more.

Pick up a fantastic family guide and…

TO EAT

Eataly NYC Downtown

The downtown outpost of Italian marketplace Eataly is focused on bread, but you can also find delizioso pizza, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, pasta, rotisserie chicken, chocolate, gelato and weekend kids cooking classes.

Le District

Mangez on freshly made croissants, crepes, frites and more delicious treats in a French shopping district within happening Brookfield Place. Take your treat to the terrace for a view of the French-in-origin Lady Liberty.

La Pizza & La Pasta a Colori

Experience the world of food and color at Eataly’s immersive restaurant space designed in collaboration with the Color Factory. Under a kaleidoscopic canopy, explore a diverse array of tints and tastes, from the rich golden hue of farm-fresh eggs to the emerald green of fresh DOP basil and beyond.  Ceiling installation “Somewhere Out There”…