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.
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.
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.
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.