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South Street Seaport, New York City

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Neighborhood Historic Walking Area
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. Put South Street Seaport on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our New York City vacation builder.
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  • The South Street Seaport area is a mix of museums and shops and markets that is being refurbished after storm damage. There are many nice restaurants. Also a preserved lightship and a historic sailing...  more »
  • My son and I walked along the water at South Street Seaport the morning we arrived in NY. You can see lots of boats and helicopters taking people all over NY. There is a Seaport TKTS booth here that h...  more »
  • For meager fee of $12 we got an hour long informative tour of the vessels at the Seaport. Katie was very knowledgeable. Not all of the museum has reopened from the ravages of Super Storm Sandy. The av...  more »