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New York City Guide: How to Spend a Day in New York’s Seaport District

New York City Guide: How to Spend a Day in New York’s Seaport District

Centered where Fulton Street meets the East River, the Seaport District, adjacent to the Financial District, is a designated Historic District, featuring some of the oldest architecture on the island. After the Dutch West India Company founded an outpost back in 1625, the area quickly became one of the most populated of Manhattan. Today, the Seaport is a hugely popular visitor destination with a museum, a mall filled with retail and dining options, outdoor concerts, exhibitions and much more.


When it comes to eating in this neighborhood, you won’t go hungry for long. The Seaport District offers NYC Seaport Food Lab, which rotates chefs the likes of Dale Talde, Alon Shaya and Jessica Koslow in two-week residencies, while the vast Clinton Hall gastropub features arcade games, 20 types of burgers and more. Fresh seafood abounds at quaint Dorlan’s Tavern & Oyster Bar.

NYC Seaport Food Lab, 89 South St, New York, NY 10038, (212) 732-8257

Clinton Hall, 90 Washington St, New York, NY 10006, +12123636000

Dorlan’s Tavern & Oyster Bar, 213 Front St, New York, NY 10038, +12127792222


Browse distinct brands while walking centuries-old cobblestone streets: Bowne & Co. Stationers transports visitors back to an 18th-century print shop, while Fulton Stall Market connects local farmers with customers. Find stylish apparel at Urban Outfitters. If you’re looking for the freshest catches, head to Fulton Fish Market.

Bowne & Co. Stationers, 211 Water St, New York, NY 10038, +16463154478

Urban Outfitters, 182 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, +12129620642

Fulton Fish Market, 800 Food Center Dr., 212.378.2356


For bars, both quaint and modern, you will find that it is easy to drink like a sailor on the waterfront. The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog anchors one end of Water Street with a no-nonsense Irish bar full of memorable whiskeys, cocktails, beers and people. Farther down the street, the Seaport’s new Garden Bar pairs romantic elegance and hip local DJs. For a drink and a view by the water, try Watermark bar.

The Dead Rabbit Grocery and Grog, 30 Water St, New York, NY 10004, +16464227906

Garden Bar, 19 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038, +12127328257

Watermark, 78 South St Pier 15, New York, NY 10038, +12127428200


Enjoy some downti,e at Pier 15, East River Esplanade with a picnic and some fantastic views. Get a better look at the skyline from Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. And finally, if you are looking for historic and cultural programs, the South Street Seaport Museum’s “Millions: Migrants and Millionaires Aboard the Great Liners, 1900-1914” exhibit is a must-see, as is the museum’s permanent collection of artifacts from the city’s rise as a major port.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, 89 South St, New York, NY 10038, +12125633200

South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038, +12127488600

Pier 15, East River Esplanade, 78 South St, New York, NY 10006,