South Street Seaport, New York City

Dive into the spirit of old New York at South Street Seaport. During the mid-19th century, this area was the hub of the city's commercial maritime trade. As you walk the cobblestone streets, you'll pass by restored buildings filled with shops, restaurants and bars, and you will have a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Walk to the docks for to see a collection of museum ships, some of which you can board. Throughout the year, you'll happen upon various festivals and events in the area. Be aware that parts of the area are under reconstruction because of damage from Hurricane Sandy. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to South Street Seaport and many more New York City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's New York City online driving holiday planner .
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  • It’s been 2 years since we were here and it is still not finished. It used to be buzzing with bars and restaurants and there are just shops there now.. Very bland. I hope on our next visit in2019 ther...  more »
  • South Street Seaport used to be a vibrant area in lower Manhattan, but then hurricane Sandy pretty much destroyed the Seaport Pier with the large mall, and it's eerily quiet there now. We went on a wi...  more »
  • I'd been by South Street Seaport many times but never actually stopped until this time. We boarded our harbor cruise boat here. There is a lot of traffic and construction going on in the area. There a...  more »

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