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Financial District Neighborhood Guide


On the southern tip of Manhattan, the Financial District is bounded by the West Side Highway on the west, Chambers Street and City Hall Park on the north, Brooklyn Bridge on the northeast, the East River to the southeast, and the Battery on the south. The Battery is a 25-acre public park. The Financial District has a high density of destinations for visitors to NYC. During the day, white-collar workers populate the high-end restaurants and bars around Wall Street but at night the district empties out significantly, making it a great spot for tourists who would rather sleep in relative peace. The South Street Seaport is a hub for many of the city’s sightseeing water cruises.


The Financial District has a high density of destinations for visitors to NYC. During the day, white-collar workers populate the high-end restaurants and bars around Wall Street but at night the district empties out significantly, making it a great spot for tourists who would rather sleep in relative peace. The South Street Seaport is a hub for many of the city’s sightseeing water cruises.

Stay in or near the Financial District if:

  • You want it quiet at night.
  • You want to be near a large urban park – Battery Park is a major destination.
  • You want to be near the water – The Seaport has great views of East River and Brooklyn Bridge.



Financial District Attractions

  • National September 11 Memorial and Museum with manmade waterfalls cascading into reflecting pools
  • One World Trade Center Observatory
  • Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Ferry Tour
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Statue of Liberty – Get there by ferry
  • Sea Glass Carousel at Battery Park
  • National Museum of the American Indian
  • Stone Street Historic District
  • Fraunces Tavern Museum – Downstairs is a restaurant, up is a small museum

Financial District Highlights

  • High concentration of skyscrapers
  • Adjacent to the Seaport District
  • Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange
  • The Oculus - $4 billion transportation hub built after 9/11 with a sleek, modern design
  • Battery Park - Walk the waterfront to see Statue of Liberty, unwind in green space, see the many statues and monuments.