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Battery Park, New York City
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At the southern tip of Manhattan, beyond the busy streets and skyscrapers, is the green urban oasis of Battery Park. The park is named after the artillery batteries once placed here as the first line of defenses during the city's early years. Today the park gives locals and visitors a chance to enjoy lush gardens, take a leisurely stroll, and admire the Statue of Liberty. Many monuments, memorials, and historical landmarks are located in the park. Don't miss Castle Clinton, the early 19th-century fort that served as the U.S. Army headquarters during the War of 1812 and later as America's first immigration station. While the park’s location on the Hudson River provides excellent views, on a windy day it can be very chilly, so bring an extra layer. To visit Battery Park on your trip to New York City, use our New York City vacation planner.
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  • This is where you can get a ferry to The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island but beware, the queues are momentous from about 10.00 onwards Mon to Sun. That said it's an interesting place to stroll thro...  more »
  • Not a wonderful park, lots of construction, bit of a walk to the Statue of Liberty cruises but a wonderful aspect of the Statue of Liberty and islands. 
  • A smaller park, just for you to the boat Quay that toward the Statue of Liberty and Staten Island. Take the time, certainly also to this smaller park to walk. Well kept, and a lot of very tame squirrels. Tip, if you do, take very sure the cache with goecaching in this park. And in the park itself in the middle is a stand that very good coffee.
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  • This place has improved so much over the years. Now it is very clean and family friendly. I recommend to bring a stroller as you can walk for quite some distance enjoying the water and the sights of the city. Street parking can be found in the neighborhood adjacent if you are lucky. A must for all visitors and New York City regulars alike.
  • The place where you go to when you are going to the Statue of Liberty or just to take some pics at it. Has a nice waterside walk, but apart from it is just one more bit of green in NYC. Always appreciated but nothing special. There are always some dodgy characters walking around and trying to offer you black marketish trips around the statue
  • Stopped here to have lunch at the restaurant on the pier. Good food, good service, didn't spend much else time there but looked nice. Has the only view you're going to get of Statue of Liberty from land in New York but don't expect much, she is much smaller than most people think and you are looking at her back left side.
  • What's not to love about this park? The water views are to die for. And you can't help wondering just who rents the water facing apartments ( those that can afford $4k and above if you are curious). Lots of places to sit and dine while you catch the many yachts, sailboats and kayakers in the Hudson River. And if you can't dine in the restaurants walk on the parallel side of the park (the streets in front of the restaurants) to find upscale delis and then come back to the water views It can be noisy but ... You still feel as if you and only you are in the perfect spot.
  • Historic park. Nice view. You can enjoy river side walking. Also ferry to statue of liberty goes from here.