AC Hotel New York Downtown - NYCLF Destination Guide
Situated in lower Manhattan, steps away from the new Pier 17 and Wall Street, the AC Hotel New York Downtown offers easy access to an array of the attractions that New York City offers. With so much to see you will never run out of things to do.
Located in New York City's founding neighborhood, Pier 17 is drenched in history. A stone's throw from the Financial District and the World Trade Center, the location couldn't be more perfect. Pier 17 is being reclaimed offering dynamic food, drink, art, architecture, retail, and entertainment to engage the community and visitors year round. From rooftop concerts to one-of-a-kind fitness classes. Come Explore Pier 17.
Located in the heart of downtown, Wall Street is the Financial Heart of New York City. Discover the Wall Street story and history on one of the many guided tours offered daily.
Explore the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
Located in the former location of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, the 9/11 Memorial honors and remembers those who lost their lives in the attacks of September 11, 2001. Designed by Michael Arad and Peter Walker, the site hosts two reflecting pools formed in the footprints of the Twin Towers. Located in lower Manhattan, the 9/11 Memorial Museum displays monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11 while presenting intimate stories of loss, compassion, and recovery.
Landmarks & Attractions
Statue of Liberty
Location: Ferries Located in Battery Park
Hop on a ferry in nearby Battery Park and make your way to the Statue of Liberty. A gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and a universal symbol of freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, and designated as a National Monument in 1924.
Location: Ferries Located in Battery Park
Guests visiting New York City should not miss a visit to historic Ellis Island, where 12 million immigrants entered the United States from 1892 to 1924. Today, over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to the immigrants who crossed this island before dispersing to points all over the country.
Location: Battery Park
A new attraction in lower Manhattan, the Seaglass Carousel introduces art, architecture, and music to children of all ages. Located on the original destination of the New York Aquarium, the Seaglass Carousel is a mystical underwater experience created by The George Tsypin Opera Factory. Riders sit within iridescent fish that glide through the sights and sounds of a 360° aquatic adventure.
Governors Island is a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor that hosts a variety of events, activities, concerts, and exhibitions throughout the summer. Easily accessible by ferry and open to the public during the summer.
Location: 285 Fulton Street
Ascend to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and experience jaw-dropping views of New York City at the Freedom Tower. Located on the top floors of One World Trade Center, One World Observatory boasts a variety of exhibits, dining and spectacular views. Open Daily from 9am-8pm, guests ascend to the top by the Sky Pod Elevators to find the Global Welcome Center.
Location: Intersection of Broadway and Morris Street
Sculpted by Arturo Di Modica, this 7,000-pound bronze "Charging Bull" mysteriously appeared one day in 1989 in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The sculpture rapidly became an urban legend and an international icon of Wall Street.
Location: Intersection of Vesey and Church Street
Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Santiago Calatrava, this state-of-the-art transportation hub is the third largest in New York City, rivaling Grand Central Station in size. Named the 'Oculus', the concourse will connect visitors to 11 different subway lines, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rail system, Battery Park City Ferry Terminal, the World Trade Center Memorial Site, WTC Towers 1, 2, 3, and 4, the World Financial Center and the Winter Garden. Home to the new Westfield Mall, featuring an array of shopping and dining options.
Shopping and Dining
Brookfield Place New York
Location: 200 Vesey Street
A recent addition to the ever-popular Battery Park, this luxury shopping center is located steps away from the Freedom Tower. Boasting upscale retailers and luxury dining, Brookfield Place is the perfect place to spend a day shopping along the lower Manhattan waterfront.
Location: 22 Cortlandt Street
Situated in lower Manhattan, Century 21 Department Store is a must-see for all fashionistas in New York City. Enjoy access to top designers at up to 65 percent off retail and discover everything from men's, women's and children's apparel to footwear, handbags, housewares and more at this landmark shopping destination.
Find your favorite store and the newest shops for fashion, beauty, lifestyle and fresh food at the brand-new Westfield Shopping Center. Located in lower Manhattan's Battery Park, minutes from our hotel, this dynamic destination is brimming with dining and shopping opportunities.
Location: 25 Broad Street
Visit one of Wall Street's most popular dining establishments and enjoy succulent 28-day dry-aged prime steaks and the freshest seafood.
Location: 70 South Street at Maiden Lane
Nestled along the East River next to the historic South Street Seaport, Industry Kitchen is located just steps from the water's edge. Offering modern American cuisine based on seasonal market ingredients and simply prepared dishes that New Yorkers know and love, such as abundant salads and wood oven grilled meats and pizza.