Battery Park

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by vampirefan on January 20, 2005

Battery Park stands at the edge of the Financial District, offering 22 beautiful acres of greenery and a stunning view of the harbor. It is where you come to catch the boat to see the Statue of Liberty or the Staten Island Ferry. If the Statue of Liberty is not in your plans, you can still get a good view of her from here.

While we were here, there was a huge cultural arts festival going on, so the place was packed. If you do plan on visiting the Statue, try a weekday visit. The Saturday we were there, I would guesstimate the wait for the boat for the statue to be between 2 and 3 hours! You can go to their website at to check out what is going on during your visit. You will find restaurants on the grounds, as well as numerous food vendors. Souvenir vendors abound here, also. On busy days, you will often find ladies dressed as the Statue. For a tip, you can have your picture taken with one.

Battery Park
Battery Place
New York, New York, 10004
(212) 809-5508

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