Battery Park, New York City

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At the southern tip of Manhattan, beyond the busy streets and skyscrapers, is the green urban oasis of Battery Park. The park is named after the artillery batteries once placed here as the first line of defenses during the city's early years. Today the park gives locals and visitors a chance to enjoy lush gardens, take a leisurely stroll, and admire the Statue of Liberty. Many monuments, memorials, and historical landmarks are located in the park. Don't miss Castle Clinton, the early 19th-century fort that served as the U.S. Army headquarters during the War of 1812 and later as America's first immigration station. While the park’s location on the Hudson River provides excellent views, on a windy day it can be very chilly, so bring an extra layer. Using our world travel planner, New York City attractions like Battery Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I revisited it after many years and I felt moved by your autumnal beauty. It was sad not to notice the silhouettes of the twin towers. Place of great beauty, home to many small squirrels, who didn't show up. Starting point to visit the statue of liberty and also of the (free) ferry to Staten Island.
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  • Great views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan. Nice place to spend some time in and can tie in with trip to the statue or a ride on the ferry. Interesting monuments and there are often acti...  more »
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  • I visited the park in order to catch the Statue of Liberty ferry. The park was nice and clean. The scenery was beautiful, and there were plenty of vendors around to purchase snacks. I also saw some cool dance performers.There was even a large grassy area with chairs set up, so people can relax or have picnics. I wish I had a little more time to fully enjoy the park.
  • Nice place to hangout on a weekend. The day we visited was perfect as far as the weather is concerned, no rain even though cloudy to keep the temp down. Lots of street food carts around to eat out and just chill in the park. Wanted to go to liberty Island but the queue was more than 1+ hrs wait so had to skip it. If planing to take the cruse to Statue of Liberty then plan to reach early in the morning (will say by 9 AM).
  • The park itself is well maintained, beautiful, and seems to be pretty safe (assuming you're there during the day - I haven't actually tried to go at night). It has nice, distant views of the Statue of Liberty. But it's TOURISTY as hell. There are usually tons of street vendors and large crowds.
  • Seaglass Carousel is fun for children and adults, try to go at night to enjoy the lighting which isn't as dramatic during the day. Take a trip to the Statue of Liberty, or check out the historic and art installations here and there. Offers a lovely walk through the gardens heading toward, and along, the Hudson River, with various options for indoor and outdoor dining, Pier A happens to offer both, with outdoor dining right on the waterfront!
  • Beautiful park with a lot to do. Plenty of seating. Butterfly bushes, the Crystal carousel (large fish that go up and down), a place with water spouts for kids, Fort Clinton and the ferry entrance for a trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The parks staff were amazing. They were very observant and helpful to the disabled getting on and off the ferry.

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