United States: Top 20 Places to Visit in Lower Manhattan

New York, Lower ManhattanSightseeing

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

  1. National September 11 Memorial Plaza
  2. River to River Festival
  3. Tribute WTC Visitor Center
  4. National Museum of the American Indian
  5. Museum of Jewish Heritage
  6. The Skyscraper Museum
  7. Museum of American Finance
  8. Fraunces Tavern Museum
  9. Irish Hunger Memorial
  10. British Garden at Hanover Square
  11. New York Stock Exchange
  12. Saint Paul’s and Trinity churches
  13. South Street Seaport
  14. South Street Seaport Museum
  15. New York City Police Museum
  16. Castle Clinton
  17. Federal Hall
  18. Statue of Liberty
  19. Governors Island
  20. 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.

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