Battery Park City and Tribeca | New York City
This a full day spent exploring New York City. Starting off with a great brunch in Tribeca followed by a visit to the September 11th Memorial. After taking in the moving memorial and museum stretch your legs and relax at the Rockefeller Park and North Cove Marina and even a bike ride along the Hudson River Path stopping at the High Line in the Meatpacking District. Just be back for dinner in Tribeca followed by an underground Jazz club.
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$$ | Homestyle American Cuisine in a country chic vibe
120 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013 (near Moore Street)
Two blocks south west of the Canal Street ACE subway station
Start the day right with breakfast in Tribeca at one of the best chill brunch spots in New York City, Bubby's in Tribeca. It's a very relaxed country house spot serving up pancakes in half a dozen different styles, including one with Fried Chicken of course...if you like that sort of thing ;). Whatever your order make sure you also get a buttermilk biscuit and finish off your meal with a slice of homemade pie.
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Memorial & Museum
180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007 (near Liberty Street)
After breakfast you will be about a 15 minute walk or a very short subway ride south to the 9/11 Memorial. It’s amazing site to see. The space is enormous and gives you some perspective on the magnitude of that day. There is enough to see at the museum that it could easily fill up an entire day but will also work for half a day or several hours if you can spare it.
Free Public Park | Bustling area features spacious lawns, gardens, public artwork, a playground & seasonal parkhouse.
75 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280
Just beyond Ground Zero and the 9/11 Memorial is Rockefeller Park and the Hudson River. This is one of the most beautiful and underrated parts of Manhattan. There are numerous sub-parks in this area that collectively make up Batter Park City; including Rockefeller Park, North Cove Marina, South Cove. Each are very well maintained and together tons of great running and walking paths, and large open green space right along the river. There are several playgrounds, basketball courts, even chess and ping pong tables.
After spending the morning at the museum, stretch your legs and enjoy a little fresh air.
$$ | Large, modern food court with a variety of popular, counter-serve eateries, plus river views.
225 Liberty St, New York, NY 10080
After enjoying the parks, you might be looking for a place to cool off and enjoy a little bite. Luckily Brookfield Place is the perfect spot. The upscale shopping center has undergone several renovations over the last ten years and the last round has introduced Hudson Eats which is a great food hall featuring a number of local eateries, including; Blue Ribbon Sushi, Dig Inn, Dos Toros, Num Pang Vietnamese sandwich shop.
If you are interested in more of a sit down full service restaurant checkout Le District.
If you are looking for a fun adventure after lunch grab some bikes and bike up along the Hudson River Park. There is a dedicated running and bike path that runs directly along the Hudson River and offers amazing views and a little but of fresh air even in Manhattan.
You can rent Citi Bikes throughout the city by paying and picking them up at a variety of docking stations. We recommend the dock at the corner of Liberty and South End Avenue. This will make it easier to get on the West Side Bike Path. You can find all of the Citi Bike locations here: https://member.citibikenyc.com/map/
Once you pick up your bike hop on the West Side Greenway and enjoy a beautiful ride north along the Hudson River. Best bet is to hang to the right side of the path if you want to take your time.
Bikes are charged per ride ($3) or per day ($12). A single ride is a 30 minute trip so you have to reach your next docking station in 30 minutes. You can likely get to the High line in 1 30 minute trip.
The High Line
Free | Elevated Public Park
Citibike dock on W20th near West Side Highway
Entrance to the High Line on West 23rd
Citibike docking station near High Line
The High Line is a beautiful elevated park and walkway that meanders throughout the Meatpacking and Chelsea. The origins of the elevated tracks date back nearly 100 years to when freight trains were elevated to allow for safer travel into Manhattan and easier access directly into several factories which is why the line runs right through several buildings. By the 1980s however the line was completely unused by trains. In the last ten years it has undergone a transformation from an overgrown unused eyesore into a park and one of the more geographically and historically interesting, geo parks in the city.
You can bike back down the West Side Highway path and stop at the Chambers & West Side Highway Citi bike doc. From there you will be just a couple blocks from dinner!
$$$ | Tucked under street level, this intimate spot features sushi crafted from fresh-from-Japan fish.
428 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
If you find yourself in the mood for sushi around dinner time and looking for the best spot in Tribeca, checkout Sushi Azabu. It’s one of the best sushi restaurants in the city. It’s not cheap but great sushi usually isn’t, right?
$$ | Cavelike, Paris-inspired jazz venue & cocktail bar under the Roxy Hotel, with regular live acts.
2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013
After dinner you will be just a 9 minute walk to The Django a jazz and cocktail bar at the Roxy Hotel. Enjoy a relaxed evening over drinks and jazz. The bar offers jazz Tuesday - Saturday from around 7pm on.