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Morning

After breakfast take a stroll through beautiful Battery Park and hop on the Staten Island Ferry for a roundtrip ride across New York Harbor. The ride is free and you can snap some great pictures of Lady Liberty and the city skyline, a great alternative to waiting on a long chilly line to Liberty Island.

The Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Visiting the exhibit room inside Castle Clinton for a brief Battery Park history lesson.

Lunch

Once back on Manhattan Island, walk east to Stone Street, New York City’s oldest paved street. Warm up and enjoy a relaxing lunch in one of the many restaurants this historic district has to offer. 

The Ritz-Carlton Recommends: After lunch head over to the Dead Rabbit on Water Street. This popular Tap Room has over 72 historically accurate cocktails to choose from.

Afternoon

Get a 360 view of New York City from One World Observatory at the corner of West & Vesey Streets. You will ascend to the 102nd floor in under a minute and experience breathtaking views from atop of the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

The Ritz-Carlton Recommends: A visit to the “Survivor Tree” located in the Memorial Plaza. This beautiful pear tree survived the devastating attacks of 9/11 and was rehabilitated and replanted as a symbol of resilience.

Evening

Walk across West Street to Brookfield Place, warm up in the Winter Garden and take your pick of eateries from one of the best food courts in New York City.

The Ritz-Carlton Recommends: Work off your dessert with a fun outdoor winter skate session at “The Rink” at Brookfield Place.