Welcome to the famous Financial District, known for its portrayal in the movies as well as the infamous Wall Street. While you’re here, be sure to look through our top 5 guide and check out the coolest spots the Financial District has to offer. If you happen to be hungry in the Neighborhood, have a quick look at our top 5 food guide of the Financial District!
11 Wall Street
The trading floor itself is open Mon-Fri 9:30AM to 4PM but the building itself as well as the surrounding area is almost always bustling with tourists and traders. Iconic to the Wall StWhile you’re checking out the NYStock Exchange, you might as well snap a couple of photos of the Fearless Girl and the Wall Street Charging Bull sculptures, both are now iconic sculptures to the Financial District.
285 Fulton Street
When you’re located 100 and 102 floors high above the Manhattan ground line, it’s hard to not get the best views the city has to offer. Located adjacent to the Oculus and the 9/11 Memorial, it makes for an ideal stop while you’re walking throughout the Financial District. Did we mention the views are 360 degrees? The general admission fees start at 35$ and for an unforgettable view of the Manhattan skyline, that price is absolutely worth it.
180 Greenwich Street
A revered commemoration of the September 11th 2001 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The 9/11 Memorial is not only a heart-felt experience but an unforgettable homage to an event that shook the Americas and the world. Today’s Memorial shows the spaces in which the twin towers stood and how large their absence feels. While you’re here make sure to pass by the 9/11 Museum to learn about facts and the history of the memorial.
185 Greenwich Street
The Westfield World Trade Center, also referred to as the Oculus, is a huge shopping center installment that encompasses shopping, restaurants, luxury retail and several train and railway stations. Located adjacent to the 9/11 Memorial and the One World Observatory, the Westfield shopping center makes it an ideal stop on your way to either landmarks. With over 125 retail spaces, you’re guaranteed to find something to your liking; and if you’re lucky, you might stumble on one of their occasional events in the main Oculus space!
19 Fulton Street
Although it’s often argued whether the Seaport District is engulfed within the Financial District or not, we usually consider it to be so close and so similar that we count it as separate and same! Located on the East side of Fulton street, you’ll enter a charming area dedicated to live events, great restaurants, a cinema, an occasional food event with food stalls and plenty of great drinking spots! It’s also in immediate adjacency to the Wall Street Pier and Ferry which allows you to travel to Rock Away Beach or further up Manhattan’s East coast for the subtle fare of 2.75$!