Nearly 10 million tourists can’t be wrong!
According to the Downtown Alliance’s 2011 Year in Review, 9.8 million tourists visited Lower Manhattan’s major museums, events, and attractions last year – 800,000 people more than in 2010.
“Tourism is thriving in Lower Manhattan like never before,” says Elizabeth Berger, President of the Downtown Alliance.
“While business travelers remain a significant market element, the growth of leisure visitors and special events has had a significant impact on the industry. The secret is out – Lower Manhattan is a destination of choice in the region, nationally, and around the world – for leisure and business travelers alike.”
Where to Go in Lower Manhattan
- National September 11 Memorial Plaza
- River to River Festival
- Tribute WTC Visitor Center
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Museum of Jewish Heritage
- The Skyscraper Museum
- Museum of American Finance
- Fraunces Tavern Museum
- Irish Hunger Memorial
- British Garden at Hanover Square
- New York Stock Exchange
- Saint Paul’s and Trinity churches
- South Street Seaport
- South Street Seaport Museum
- New York City Police Museum
- Castle Clinton
- Federal Hall
- Statue of Liberty
- Governors Island
- Ellis Island
National September 11 Memorial
“More than a million visitors have traveled to the National September 11 Memorial since its opening on the 10-year anniversary, honouring, and remembering those we lost in the 9/11 attacks,” says 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels.