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A Day Downtown


Shopping. Sailing. Seeing the sights. Dining on the pier, exciting public art, and slices of the city’s rich history at every turn. These are just some of the ingredients that make for a perfect day downtown here in Lower Manhattan.

With stops like these on your Seaport itinerary, you can’t go wrong.

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outdoor dining
Seaport Restaurants

Downtown Dining

Fresh seafood with a view of the river. Healthy meals bursting with flavor. The Fulton and Malibu Farm make the most of their locations on Pier 17, with prime views to match their irresistible menus. Take your appetite for a spin through Tin Building by Jean-Georges for even more culinary highlights, from market counters to upscale date spots. 

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Brookfield Place
Brookfield Place & Westfield

Shopping Hubs

Sometimes you just need the magic of a mall. Here in downtown Manhattan, our patchwork of boutique-lined streets is complemented by not one but two upscale malls featuring the best names in fashion, beauty, and accessories—Brookfield Place and Westfield World Trade Center.

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Circle Line
Circle Line

See Lady Liberty

Soak up the beauty of the NYC skyline from the water and get a close-up view of the Statue of Liberty on one of Circle Line’s cruises. For extra wow factor, opt for the Statue at Sunset cruise and bask in the glow of golden hour on the harbor.

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One World Observatory

360° OF NYC

You haven’t really seen all of NYC until you’ve seen it from above. At One World Observatory, you can ascend 102 floors in 47 seconds, and take in the grand scope of the city skyline. Get your bearings, take those photos, and most of all, savor the high life.

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Tall Ship Wavertree
Seaport Museum

Layers of History

Tour a tall ship and step aboard a schooner. The South Street Seaport Museum’s collection extends to the pier, where historical vessels in the collection invite you to experience New York’s maritime past. The museum also includes indoor exhibitions of art and ephemera, hands-on-events, and a working printing press shop from the Seaport’s early days.

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Tin Building

Great Tastes

Any day of downtown discovery requires stops for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snacks and drinks in between. The easiest way to make the day more delicious? A visit to Jean-Georges’ Tin Building. Swing by Spoiled Parrot to explore an international assortment of candy from around the world. Take five for fine pastries and gourmet gifts at Patisserie. Need something more substantial? At Double Yolk, breakfast sandwiches and burgers will satisfy your appetite and fuel the rest of the day’s adventures.

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Seaport Events

What’s On

Stumbling across fun events is one of the true joys of living in or visiting NYC. At the Seaport, there’s always something happening on the cobblestones or down by the water, from pop-ups to public art and beyond. Browse Hester Street Fair’s weekend market to unearth unique vintage finds. Stroll the streets that serve as outdoor art galleries to take in the latest Seaport Arts exhibitions. Work up a sweat at a free Seaport Fit workout, or kick back with friends on the Heineken Riverdeck and enjoy the live DJ sets during Seaport Sounds.

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Hotel Indigo
Nearby Hotels

Where to Stay

Boutique hotel hideaways. Sleek spaces ideal for business travel. When one day simply isn’t enough, the neighborhood offers a range of comfortable hotels to turn your visit into a vacay or staycation. 

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Foodie Tour

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family eating Mister Dips ice cream

Family-Friendly Edition

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Date Night

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Frenchmen's Dough

Local’s Guide

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Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

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