Financial district

Wall street, 9/11 memorial & city hall
  • CityNew York
  • high lightsWall street, 9/11 memorial, city hall, start brooklyn bridge, freeedom tower
  • ParksBattery Park
  • SubwayA C TO FULTON ST
    4 5 TO FULTON ST
  • Citi bikeLiberty St & Broadway
    Barclay st & Church St

Wall Street is perhaps the Financial District’s most famous landmark, along with City Hall and the site of the former World Trade Center. To get a taste of its liveliness, visit on a weekday when the streets are swarming with businessman on their way to and from their offices. Though New York city had an active stock market since the 1790s, it wasn’t until 1817, when the New York Stock Exchange opened, that the area became the financial powerhouse it is today. As one of the oldest areas in New York, where the Dutch settled themselves around 1664, you’ll find many winding streets, old churches and fine twentieth century-architecture. Breath in some history, sip on a coffee-to-go and rest your feet at Battery Park which offers a view of the famous Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Or take a free ride on the ferry to Staten Island. A walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge gives you a great view of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Borough. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum located where the Twin Towers used to stand. After a day of sight-seeing there are plenty of great places to eat for food-loving travelers.

This post is checked & updated : 2015

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