Wall Street, Charging Bull, 9-11 Museum

The Financial District (FiDi), at the southern tip of NYC, was the original settling point of New Yorkers in the 1600s, when the island of Manhattan was purchased by the Dutch from the Indians for 60 guilders (about $24). It is one of NYC’s most bustling business and tourist areas, from Monday to Friday and is near dead on the weekends. In recent years, the construction of modern high rise buildings have started attracting more residents and new New Yorkers.

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Financial District and Wall Street

Things to Do

American Stock Exchange (86 Trinity Place, Pine St) and the New York Stock Exchange (20 Broad St). Closed to public touring indefinitely for security reasons.

Trinity Church

Brooklyn Bridge – walk across for a great view

NYC Police Museum– 100 Old Slip. Mock jail cell, vintage weaponry, 9/11 exhibit, take a mug shot.

Additional Museums – Fraunces Tavern, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Museum of American Finance, Sports Museum of America

South Street Seaport – shops, restaurants, ships, water views (a little touristy, but nice). During the summer, check the Seaport Music Festival at Pier 17, with FREE music on Friday nights showcasing the views of downtown Manhattan and East River. www.seaportmusicfestival.com

TKTS booth – 1 Seaport Plaza (192 Front Street). Less crowded than Times Square for half price Broadway Tickets

The Oculus NYC

The Oculus is a huge $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub for the subway and PATH trains as well as a Westfield Mall. There are over 100 shops in the mall, including Apple, Hugo Boss, Cole Haan, Eataly, H&M, Kiehls, MAC, Shake Shack and dozens more. In addition to shopping and eating, the Oculus offers events, holiday and green markets and workout classes both inside and outside.

Staten Island Ferry (South Ferry) – Free, passes close to Lady Liberty, runs every 30 minutes and takes approximately 25 minutes each way. (1, 4, 5, N, R, exit South Ferry)

Statue of Liberty

9-11 Memorial Museum, 9-11 Memorial, 9-11 Memorial Tours

One World Observatory NYC – opened May 2015

Free New York City Walking Tours – Free self-guided (download audio and print map) walking tour weaves together history, events, architecture and people of Downtown – the birthplace of New York, the financial capital of the world, and the hottest new neighborhood in the city.

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Downtown NYC Tours and City Passes

9-11 Memorial New York Pass

The New York Pass now offers the 9-11 Memorial and Museum as an attraction choice on their pass. Guided tours available for separate purchase.

Also includes New York Water Taxi’s Hop-On/Hop-Off service with a free timed Visitor Pass to the 9-11 Memorial ($30 value), Tribute WTC Visitor Center (to the Center only, not a tour, $15 value), Museum of American Finance, Museum of Jewish Heritage, The New York City Police Museum,Wall Street Walks Tour, Wall Street & Beyond Walking Tour and Statue of Liberty Ferry.

More info: The New York Pass

New York CityPASS

The New York CityPASS now offers the 9-11 Memorial and Museum as an attraction choice on their pass. Guided tours available for separate purchase.

More Info: New York CityPASS

Choices include: Downtown Manhattan Hop-On Hop-Off City Sights Bus Tour, New York Water Taxi’s Hop-On/Hop-Off service with a free timed Visitor Pass to the 9-11 Memorial ($30 value), Brooklyn Bridge Walking or Bike Tour, Statue of Liberty Cruise + Water Taxi.

More info: New York Explorer or Go Select Pass

Wall Street and 9-11 Memorial Tour

Small group guided tour through the Financial District on foot. See the famous Wall Street strip,first home of the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, current New York Stock Exchange,Word Trade Center Site and more.

New York City Bus Tours

New York City Bus Tours Almost all the major hop-on hop-off bus tour loops stop near the 9-11 Memorial and Museum. Many will also include add-on tickets to whatever local attractions you wish to visit.

  • World Trade Center Visitor Tour – Usually led by volunteers (many involved in 9/11 in some way) mostly indoors, travels along the windows of World Financial Center, looking out onto Ground Zero. 120 Liberty Street, about 1 hr 15 min, $10, children under 12 free.
  • Wall Street Walks Walking Tour – Join us every Monday at 11 AM and Friday at 1 pm as we explore NYC’s Financial District and learn about the history of the Wall Street Stock Market. Wall Street is not just a street in Downtown Manhattan! It’s a symbol of the U.S.’s financial industry with a fascinating history stretching back over 200 years.

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New York City Helicopter Tours

NYC Helicopter Tours

New York City Helicopter Tours Enjoy spectacular aerial views of the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Ground Zero Memorial, World Trade Center and Ellis Island downtown. On longer tours, catch Central Park and Yankee Stadium from above. The tours leave from the Downtown Heliport near the Financial District. I LOVED my tour…check out some of my photos and review at New York City Helicopter Tour.

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See 9 (Nine) New York City Museums for $30

Museum of American Finance NYC

Get 3 days of admissions and discounts to more than 12 Lower Manhattan attractions with the Downtown Culture Pass!

See how the Brooklyn Bridge was made at the Skyscraper Museum, uncover what makes the NYPD New York’s finest at the NYC Police Museum, find out just exactly what default swaps are at the Museum of American Finance (in photo at left).

More Info: www.downtownculturepass.org

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Recommended Restaurants

Manhatta – a new Danny Meyer’s hit restaurant! 60th floor of 28 Liberty St. Tower and insane panoramic views of the skyline. Dinner prices may be high, but definitely go have a drink up there!

Augustine – French, same owners as Balthazar in SoHo, one of NYC’s most popular restaurants

Ulysses’ (95 Pearl St, near Hanover Sq) – great pub and night spot with live music. A favorite happy hour and post-work stop for the Wall St crowd.

Delmonico’s (56 Beaver St, William St) – Steak, opened in 1837. Old-boys, historical, expensive steakhouse. More casual and less expensive Grill attached. It’s a Wall Street classic institution, think power lunch, business, politics.

See Tribeca for many more choices, all a 5-10 minute walk.

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Century 21 (22 Cortlandt, Church/Broadway)  – designer discount shopping. Huge Men’s department, Work directly with the garment district reps, and only stock locally. Designers include Armani, Pucci, Prada and Missoni, great shoe department for both men and women.

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Radisson Hotel New York Wall Street

The Radisson Hotel New York Wall Street was formerly the Club Quarters Wall Street and rebranded and reopened in August 2019. 289 modern hotel rooms with complimentary Keurig® brewing machines, premium bedding, smart TVs, one free GB of Wi-Fi and workspaces. The hotel has a fitness center with a Peloton bike, on site dining, free water bottle filling stations and snacks in the lounge.

Radisson Hotel New York Wall Street

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Boutique Downtown Hotels New York

Boutique Downtown Hotels put you right next to some of NYC's most popular attractions: The 9-11 Memorial and Museum, Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, Wall Street, St. Paul's Cathedral, Charging Bull and every major subway station.

Boutique Downtown Hotels New York

Some of our top boutique accomodation picks downtown include:

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More Downtown Hotels

See also Tribeca and Battery Park City for nearby Hotels

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Financial District Hotels

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  • General Address: 120 Broadway, NY, NY 10271

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