FINANCIAL DISTRICT. Named for the battery of cannons that once guarded New York, Battery Park dominates the southern tip of Manhattan. The park is a good jumping-on point for tours of Ellis Island, Staten Island and the Statue of Liberty, and it is the best place to view the convergence of the Hudson and East Rivers. Battery Park is a great stop during summer months when outdoor shows and concerts are plentiful. Castle Clinton, built as a fort in 1807, was later redesigned as the first U.S. monument to World War I veterans. The park is a great place for an outdoor picnic or walking tour.
TRAIN: 1, 9 to South Ferry: R to Whitehall
AddressBroadway at Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004