Overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, our Battery Park hotel offers the perfect address for exploring NYC. A five-minute walk from our front doors, visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, make your way toward the Financial District, where Wall Street awaits, walk on toward South Street Seaport and be sure to walk along the Brooklyn Bridge. Beyond our own neighborhood, the city offers an array of museums, shops, restaurants and attractions to fill any itinerary.
The Fraunces Tavern Museum is New York City's oldest building and tavern. Built in 1719 as an elegant residence and then purchased in 1762 by tavern keeper Samuel Fraunces who turned it into one of the most popular taverns of the day. The museum is best known as the site where George Washington gave his farewell address to the officers of the Continental Army, in 1783.
Contact: (212) 425-1776 | Distance: 5 minute walk from hotel | Website
Museum of American Finance
The nation's only independent public museum dedicated to celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship and the democratic free market.
Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
The permanent exhibits recount the daily pre-war lives, the unforgettable horror that destroyed them, and the tenacious renewal experienced by European and immigrant Jews in the years from the late 19th century to the present.
Contact: (646) 437-4200 | Distance: Across the street | Website
New York City Fire Museum
The Fire Museum contains the first permanent September 11 Memorial to the 343 firefighters who made the supreme sacrifice on September 11, 2001.
The Skyscraper Museum celebrates the City's rich architectural heritage and examines the historical forces and individuals that have shaped its successive skylines.
Contact: (212) 968-1961 | Distance: Next door to the hotel | Website
Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian
Located in the historic former U.S. Custom House (circa 1907), this Smithsonian museum contains more than 10,000 years of art and artifacts of the indigenous peoples of the Americas.
Contact: (212) 514-3700 | Distance: 2 blocks from hotel | Website
The Tenement Museum
This 1863 tenement apartment building was home to nearly 7,000 working class immigrants. Inside 97 Orchard, visitors take guided tours of apartments that recreate immigrant life in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The processing depot for almost 12 million immigrants from 1892 to 1924, this incredibly moving site features the Immigration Museum, Registry Room, American Immigrant Wall of Honor and American Family Immigrant History Center.
Contact: (212) 363-3200 | Distance: Across the street from ferry/2 minutes | Website
Empire State Building
Distance: 2 miles/15 minute cab
Federal Hall National Memorial
Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street was built in 1842 as the New York Customs House, on the site of the old Federal Hall. It later served as a sub-Treasury building and is now operated by the National Park Service as a museum commemorating the historic events that happened there. Weekday tours are available. Address: 26 Wall St..
Contact: (212) 825-6990 | Distance: 8 minute walk from hotel |Website
Manhattan by Sail
Breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline and other gems of the New York Harbor by day, sunset or night. Choose from brunch sails, wine-tasting sails, late-night romantic sails and private charters. Available April through October.
Contact: (212) 619-0907 | Distance: 10 Minute walk from hotel |Website
One World Observatory
Learn about the amazing history of NYC and enjoy stunning views 100 stories into the clouds from the One World Observation deck.
Within only a quarter of a square mile, SoHo has an estimated 250 art galleries, four museums, nearly 200 restaurants and 100 stores.
Distance: 8-minute cab ride
South Street Seaport
South Street Seaport is a celebration of America's swashbuckling maritime heritage, with the great tall sailing ships and the bustle of a thriving seaport. Today, street performers cavort on cobblestone roadways, while indoor entertainment includes everything from galleries, shops and eateries to the South Street Seaport Museum.
Contact: (212) 732-8257 | Distance: ½ mile/15 minute walk |Website
St. Paul's Chapel
St. Paul’s Chapel, an Episcopal church, was home to an extraordinary eight-month volunteer relief effort after September 11, 2001. The exhibition, Unwavering Spirit,honors that ministry and its legacy of love and compassion. St. Paul’s Chapel is Manhattan’s oldest public building in continuous use..
Contact: (212) 602-0800 | Distance: 10 minute walk from hotel |Website
Statue of Liberty
This American icon has been a symbol of freedom since 1886. There’s no charge to enter the Statue of Liberty National Monument, but there is a cost for the ferry service. The ferries, which depart from Battery Park, also stop at Ellis Island when it is open to the public, making a combined trip possible. All ferry riders are subject to security screening, similar to airport procedures, prior to boarding. Visitors intending to enter the statue's base and pedestal must obtain a complimentary museum/pedestal ticket along with their ferry ticket. Those wishing to climb the staircase within the statue to the crown purchase a special ticket, which may be reserved up to a six months in advance.
Contact: 1-866-STATUE4 | Distance: Across the street from ferry/Two minutes |Website
Stone Street is New York City’s oldest paved street and is now home to a half-dozen restaurants and cafés whose outdoor tables are very popular on warm summer nights.
Distance: 8 Minute walk from hotel
The Tribute WTC Visitor Center
The Tribute Center, located at 120 Liberty Street, offers a place where members of the September 11 community can connect with the thousands of visitors who come to Ground Zero daily. Through walking tours, exhibits and programs, the Tribute WTC Visitor Center offers "Person-to-Person" history, linking those that need to understand and appreciate these historic events with those that experienced them.
TriBeCa (the Triangle Below Canal) has become a hot destination, most notably for dining and nightlife.
Distance: 5 minute taxi ride
This street dates back to the 18th century. Lined with neoclassical towers this street is the financial center of the world.
Distance: 8 minute walk from hotel
World Financial Center
The World Financial Center features over 30 specialty shops, restaurants, and services. The dramatic glass-enclosed Winter Garden, the outdoor waterfront plaza with spectacular views of the Hudson River and the Courtyard make shopping and dining an unforgettable experience.
This store has more than 15 departments of designer merchandise with discounts up to 75%.
Distance: 10 minute walk
Brookfield Place is the height of luxury shopping, dining and cultural arts in downtown Manhattan. Dining options include Hudson Eats, a curated collection of 14 chef-driven fast-casual eateries; Le District, a 30,000-square-foot French-inspired marketplace; and eight signature restaurants including L'Atelier, Amada and Parm.
For many visitors, Fifth Avenue from 50th to 59th Street is New York City's must-see shopping destination. Filled with a mix of upscale boutiques, well-known chains, and attractions like Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral, this area is home to the most famous shops and boutiques in the world.
Distance: 2 miles/10 minute cab ride
Westfield World Trade Center
Housed in the World Trade Center Oculus this Lower Manhattan shopping destination features over 100 luxury retailers.
The Barclays Center in Brooklyn houses more than 18,000 seats for basketball games, 100 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs and the 40/40 Club and restaurant. The arena is home to the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets.
This is the home ballpark for the New York Yankees, one of the city's Major League Baseball franchises. Yankee Stadium features a wide array of amenities including The New York Yankees Museum, multiple concessions stands, NYY Steak House and Mohegan Sun sports bar to name a few.
Distance: 12 Miles/50 minutes by Cab/30 minutes by subway |Website
Basketball at Barclays Center
The Barclays Center is a brand new 675,000-square-foot arena located in Brooklyn New York and home to the Brooklyn Nets Basket Ball Team. The arena boasts over 18,000 seats for basketball games, 100 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs and the 40/40 Club and restaurant.
Barclays Center is located on top of one of the largest transit hubs in New York. Public transit is the fastest, most convenient way to travel there. You can take the 4 or 5 train located just steps away from the hotel at the Bowling Green Station. For more information and specific directions please use the MTA's Trip Planner.
Madison Square Garden is home to the New York Rangers of the NHL, the New York Knicks of the NBA and the New York Liberty of the WNBA. MSG is also known for its place in the history of boxing. Events schedule.
Distance: 3.5 Miles/20 Minute Cab/15 minute by subway |Website
Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex
Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex is a 30-acre waterfront sports village with a golf club, ice rink and bowling.
Distance: 10 minute taxi ride
Governors Island, a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, is open from May through September. There’s plenty to do including renting bikes, having a picnic, learning to trapeze, checking out art exhibits and taking a National Park Service tour.
Things to do on Governors Island:
Rent a bike and go for a ride along the promenade. Or bring your own bike over to explore.
Bring a picnic and explore the island, find a quiet or remote spot to have a calm lunch.
Learn a trapeze stunt to show your friends back home with The Trapeze School.
Check out various artist’s work with The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council exhibit space in Building 110.
Take a tour with The National Park Service every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as private tours of the island on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Distance: 10 Minute walk to island ferry from hotel |Website
Jogging on the Esplanade
Wagner Park is a wonderful mix of open lawns and intensively planted gardens, threaded through with paths and walkways. The Park Pavilions contain a restaurant and its public roof deck affords breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty and New York Harbor.