LOWER MANHATTAN

 

Gorgeous harbor & bridge views complement the mix of playgrounds, public art & unique experiences in the oldest part of Manhattan.

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SEAPORT

Mister Dips Seaport

Get inventive burgers, fries, milkshakes & soft serve ice cream dipped in candy shells at this Seaport outpost of a quirky Williamsburg fave. Open Mon-Sun 11:30 am-10 pm. See our guide to the happening Seaport District.

Peace, Love & Happiness

Cheerful sculptures by Scott Gerber, artist and founder of Tube Dude have been moved to the edge of the East River, framing dramatic views. Climb inside a giant Heart, Peace Sign and Smiley Face.

Ziggy

Lounge and climb on rainbow colored inventive seating options on vibrantly colored painted rebar and 27,000 feet of iridescent cord by Hou De Sousa.

The Greens

Book a socially distanced, heated rooftop cabin for seasonal food and signature cocktails on a lit-up rooftop overlooking the East River.

Cabins fit 2 to 10 and have classic winter cabin décor, tables and cozy benches, virtual fireplaces, and floor-to-ceiling NYC views (request a cabin facing the river for best views) . Menu ($15-$30) features…

Karma Kids Yoga at Seaport

Karma Kids Yoga hosts a free yoga class for all ages. Come and enjoy yoga games, group poses and family fun in a historic seaport with cool East Harbor views.

Space is limited—RSVP online to claim your spot. If sold out, entry opens to all 10 minutes before classes begin—first come, first served.

Stop by…

Seaport Kids: Get Crafty

Kids of all ages are welcome to get artsy and crafty at Seaport Kids Crafts’ workshops on Wednesdays. All the supplies provided—with a different theme each week.

Space is limited—RSVP online to claim your spot. If sold out, entry opens to all 10 minutes before classes begin—first come, first served.

See our guide to the…

FIDI

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.

Luminaries

Dance on giant stairs underneath a canopy of 650 ever changing rainbow hanging lantern in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. Cool choreographed light shows at the top of every hour.

Illuminate your holiday wish by sending a motion-activated wish into the glowing lanterns above. For each wish made, Brookfield Place will donate $1 up…

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…

Greek From Greece Bakery &Cafe

Feast on authentic Greek pastries both sweet (backlava, kataifi, walnut cake) and savory (spinach pies & a variety of cheese pies) plus soups, salads, sandwiches, house-made Greek yogurt and more at this friendly bakery/cafe.

Adrienne’s Pizza Bar

Eat thin-crust square pies (plus classic round pies, salads, pastas and more) on indoor and outdoor seating overlooking historic, cobbled Stone Street at this casual yet classy pizzeria.

The Statue of Liberty

Take a ferry to Liberty Island, home of the iconic statue. After a lovely 15-minute boat ride with amazing views and no crowds. Walk among paved, stroller-friendly paths  and relax in shady grassy areas.

At the Statue of Liberty Museum, explore the story of the Statue’s creation, her history, and her evolving meaning to people…

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,…

Gov­er­nors Island Win­ter Vil­lage

Enjoy sea­son­al activ­i­ties, fes­tive win­ter lights, games and food and drinks along­side warm­ing fire pits. Friday through Sunday, spin on a 5,000-square foot skat­ing rink on his­toric Colonels Row.

Rent bikes or sleds from Blaz­ing Sad­dles NYC (see recommended hills), play lawn games like corn­hole, can jam and giant Jen­ga, explore win­ter arts and…

The Rink at Brookfield Place

Skate on a small rink overlooking New York Harbor with incredible views. Uncovered and windy so dress accordingly.

Skate aids and pushable sit-down sleighs for small beginners available for $15. Sign up for one hour sessions. Private and group learn to skate and hockey lessons available.

Eat at an array of yummy food options including…

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…

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.

Purchase tickets at the carousel…