Find The Best in Battery Park

Here's where you need to go in Battery Park City for open green spaces, waterfront views and luxury shopping.

For those looking to immerse themselves in the magic of the city without getting lost in the hustle and bustle of Downtown, Battery Park City is the place to visit. While this neighborhood has a uniquely laid back vibe for Lower Manhattan, it’s not lacking in the energy and character the city’s known for. With much to offer both tourists and locals, let this list be your guide to The Best places to Eat, Shop, Drink, and Play in Battery Park.

Eat

Dine at waterfront restaurant, Pier A in New York's Battery Park City | WhereTraveler

Battery Park takes on an almost-suburban feel on the weekends. You can dine at waterfront restaurants (Pier A), grab light seasonal lunch at Hole in the Wall, or let your inner francophile out to play at the nearby expansive food hall, Le District. 

 

Shop

The neighborhood may feel removed from the energetic pulse of the city with its fewer shop options, but this quiet haven offers luxurious shopping centers (Brookfield Place, Westfield) as well as a few sophisticated boutiques (Vintry Fine Wines). 

 

Drink

Check Battery Park hot spots for innovative cocktails, beer and bar bites like Blacktail | WhereTraveler

More than one-third of this largely residential 92-acre neighborhood is parkland, which offers an unbeatable ambiance for a calm, yet entertaining night. Check out these hot spots for innovative cocktails, beer and bar bites. 

 

Play

People on Observation Deck | WhereTraveler

Battery Park City has several different paths you discover the abundance of nature. Explore the city’s history through museums, outdoor attractions and the 9/11 memorial.