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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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  • It's on the southern tip of the Manhattan Island, you'll visit it if you're taking a ferry to Ellis/Liberty island or just taking a tour of Financial district and its surroundings. There's lots of gre...  more »
  • I lived in the NY Metro area for decades, left 10 years ago. Visited 5/27/17 as a tourist, I was so surprised, and pleased, with what they had done with Battery Park. Patio bar/dinner on the water, 2 ...  more »
  • What a breath of fresh air this park is! Beautiful trellises, walkways, perennial gardens and views of the Hudson River. Take a stroll and enjoy one of the most peaceful parts of the city.  more »
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  • I really enjoy visiting Battery Park; I use to frequently come here on my lunch break whenever the weather would permit. It's a clean and pleasant park to walk/bike through or enjoy some lunch. Usually there are people playing musical instruments but no one will really bother you for money. I switched it up between sitting under the trees and sitting by the water. The view by the water is amazing as well; you can see the statue of liberty! Sometimes I forgot I was in Manhattan because it was so calming.
  • Very nice place to visit. Beautiful park water fountain for people and their pets. Also a nice shady water area for kids to play so bring bathing suit and extra clothes for them. Nice far view of the statue of liberty (great to take pictures) and across the street of Free American Indian museum close to Subway station​
  • If you don't plan to take a boat to the liberty island, you just want to take a glimpse of the statue of the liberty! The battery park is your best choice! From here, the statue is kinda tiny though. For limited-budget tourists to see the pretty view and the statue at the liberty island.
  • It's really a nice experience to walk all the way to the tip of Manhattan. From Battery Park you're also able to see Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. There is a cool carousel which is fun for the kids (adults too 😂)
  • Anyone who loves America will always have a special affinity with the Statue of Liberty. To me it represents everything we hold dear. Freedom and the American dream.