Things to do in Lower Manhattan
For a change of pace, take the PATH train, located across the street from Element Harrison-Newark, and head into downtown Manhattan. View our list of fun things to do in lower Manhattan and plan your day trip into The Big Apple. Enjoy delicious restaurants and amazing shops.
- Ellis Island - Take a step back into history and learn about the nation's busiest immigration inspection station from 1892 until 1954.
- Lower East Side Tenement Museum - 97 Orchard Street was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants. Visit the museum to learn more about the challenges they faced in order to make a new life, to create a better future, and to start a family with limited means.
- Museum of Jewish Heritage - Wander through the living memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust.
- The National September 11 Memorial & Museum - Pay tribute to the victims and commemorate the September 11 attacks of 2001 and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 at this great memorial and museum.
- They Skyscraper Museum - This museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical individuals that have shaped its successive skylines. Discover the world's first and foremost vertical metropolis.
- Statue of Liberty - Tour the national monument that welcomed immigrants to the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. In order to climb the 377 steps to the top of the crown, advanced reservations must be made.
- Battery Park - Run, stroll, bike, or picnic in this beautiful 25-acre public park located on the southern tip of Manhattan.
- Brooklyn Bridge - Walk across the oldest suspension bridge into the borough of Brooklyn. This attraction is iconic to New York City and is surely not to be missed.
- New York City Hall - Tour the oldest continuously used city halls in the nation and marvel at the fine architectural achievements of its period.
- South Street Seaport - Rediscover the South Street Seaport and experience local food, music, outdoor movies, open bars, and shopping.
- Stone Street Historic District - Stroll through the cobblestone street of Stone Street and kick back at one of the many bars for a local brew or restaurants for delicious eats.
- Trinity Church - Tour and visit this landmark Episcopal church located in downtown Manhattan.
- Wall Street - Venture down Wall Street and explore the financial capital of the world. Don't forget to take a picture with the Wall Street bull.
- World Trade Center - Tour ground zero museum and monument or shop and dine around the newly revitalized downtown area. Take the PATH train from our hotel straight to the World Trade Center.
- Oculus Mall - Take the PATH train to the World Trade Center and shop from more than 100 retailers at this new mall in downtown Manhattan.
Within walking distance from the Financial District are other cute neighborhoods known for delicious local cuisine and amazing shopping. In New York City, you'll be able to find any cuisine you're craving and shop to your heart's content.
- Chinatown - Walk through Chinatown and feel like you're on a different continent. Streets are lined with assorted food stands featuring exotic and delicious fruits, vegetables, and snacks. On Canal Street, you'll find shops selling fun trinkets, cheap jewelry, and other assorted gifts.
- Little Italy - Spanning a couple blocks, Little Italy is where you can find some of Manhattan's best pizzas, pasta, desserts, and gelatos.
- SoHo - Once known for its many artists' lofts and art galleries, it is now a central shopping location featuring shops ranging from trendy upscale boutiques to national and international chain stores.
- Tribeca - Skip around family-friendly Tribeca and dine at some of the neighborhood's best restaurants, sink a half in one at Pier 25 mini golf along Hudson River Park, or bring the little ones to Washington Market Park's playground.