South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

There’s lots to see in the city that never sleeps, but one of my favorite areas is South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge. Not only does the area feel miles away from Mid-Town, but it also seems to take visitors a step back in time.

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

A mix of modern and old New York, Fulton Street is full of shops and restaurants set on a cobblestone path. Here you can go shopping, visit the South Street Seaport Museum, or, my favorite activity, enjoy a drink while watching people stroll by.

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

After some strolling and shopping, you can cross the street, under the FDR, and head to the harbor. Here, you can continue shopping in a mall that reminds me of the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, or take in the views of Brooklyn and the ships that seem quite out of place with a background of the city skyline.

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

Or, you can follow the footsteps inside the mall to the Beekman Beer Garden and Beach Club, which I highly suggest. From here, it’s easy to take in views of the Brooklyn Bridge, while also being able to put your feet in the sand and enjoy an ice cold beer. In my mind, there’s no better way to end a long summer day.

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

Beekman

Enjoying the Beekman with my brother

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge

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Comments (29)

  1. Uncle Kevin

    These pictures are gorgeous. NYC never looked so neat and TIDY!!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks! iPhone takes the best pictures!

  2. Kate

    One teacher told us that NYC is an ugly city and we shouldn’t go there because we would be disappointed. I didn’t believe her. And your pictures proved that she was lying 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      I’m glad you didn’t believe her, because I doubt you’d be disappointed! Some areas aren’t so nice, but most of them are. You should show her these pictures and ones from the High Line (an elevated park) http://theworldwanderer.me/2012/05/28/the-high-line-nyc/. I think she’d change her opinion. 🙂

  3. Raul

    Love that view of the Brooklyn Bridge! Though I have been in NYC plenty of times, I have been to that part of town in abt 27 yrs!! Must see next time. It is surprising they still have the boats there – seems almost out of place in a non-resident’s mental image of the Big Apple!

    1. The World Wanderer

      It’s okay, I live here and haven’t been to the area since college! Definitely strange to see the boats set in front of the skyscrapers – guess, it’s just something else that makes NYC so unique!

  4. mrsoaroundtheworld

    I love this place! Discovered it on my second trip to NYC and to be honest, havent been for a while. Will go back! Thank you, Erin

    1. The World Wanderer

      It’s okay, took me a while to go back too, but it’s so beautiful! 🙂

  5. lola

    when i lived in NYC i always enjoyed getting down to the South Street Seaport. great pictures…you’ve just taken me down memory lane and made me miss the Big Apple!!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks! It’s hard not to miss it! Always do when I’m on the road. 🙂

  6. D.J. - The World of Deej

    Awesome spot…definitely need to check out Beekman next time in the city…

    1. The World Wanderer

      Definitely do! They have some great beers and unbeatable views!

  7. Tawny- Captain and Clark

    Beautiful pictures! We absolutely love NYC. I wish we could spend more time there.

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks, Tawny! Sometimes I take living here for granted 🙂

  8. Leah Travels (@L_e_a_h)

    I love this escape within the city. I really need to spend more time in NYC. I have a definite love affair and infatuation with it.

    1. The World Wanderer

      Yes, it’s so nice that there are many places to escape in the city, from here to the High Line or Central Park, it’s always easy to get away without actually getting away.

  9. Jetting Around (@jettingaround)

    Nice pictures! I like the mix of old and new architecture. I think I once walked a bit around the area, but was on the way elsewhere. Perhaps next visit. 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      Yes, next visit we’ll meet for a beer at Beekman! 🙂

  10. John

    I haven’t spent much time at the Seaport but I love the Brooklyn Bridge. My favorite place to watch the sunset in NYC is from the park just to the North of the bridge on the Brooklyn side, next to the carousel.

    1. The World Wanderer

      Perfect sunset views from there! Love Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge! 🙂

  11. the lazy travelers

    so funny that i’m just reading this because my co-workers were talking this am about the beekman beer garden! officially dying to go.

    1. The World Wanderer

      That is funny! Actually, my friend wants to have her birthday happy hour there too, I guess it’s the new thing. 🙂

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  13. Ted Nelson (@travelingted)

    I love the clouds in these pictures.

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks! They were so beautiful that evening.

  14. Francesca

    I agree with what the others said: great pictures! I also need to get to NYC – soon – for my first trip there. Ever. I know, I know… 😉 This looks like a place I’d want to hang out!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks! You do need to get here soon! A tweet-up in NYC is definitely more likely to happen than the one in Antarctica, haha. 🙂

  15. craig zabransky (@StayAdventurous)

    What cloud cover you had that day…also, never heard anyone call South Street Seaport one of their favorite places in New York…and perhaps it should be, it is a unique spot of the city. I used enjoy watching ships go by with a big beer on Friday afternoons when I worked the European markets… some good times from my early days… thanks for reminding me of them.
    stay adventurous, Craig

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