Wondering what to do in downtown Manhattan? Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel offers easy access to all the attractions right over the water. Downtown Manhattan, just a quick ride away or about a 30-minute walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, is filled with exciting activities and sights to choose from. Our hotel gives you the best of both worlds. With Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan so close by, Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel places you in the middle of it all. Explore a list of our favorite things to do in downtown Manhattan below, and begin planning your trip today.
What to do in Downtown Manhattan
City Hall and City Hall Park - 2.5 miles: Surrounded by historic buildings in the heart of bustling downtown Manhattan, City Hall Park is a great place to relax and soak up the sun on grassy lawns. City Hall houses the Mayor’s office and the chambers of the New York City Council.
9/11 Memorial - 2.8 miles: Honor the men, women and children who passed away in the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 terrorist attacks. The moving memorial and museum also serves to recognize those who survived and demonstrated compassion in the aftermath of the tragedies.
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises - 2.8 miles: Discover New York by water. Enjoy a sightseeing cruise that offers amazing views of the skyline all year round. Relax with a beverage and snacks as sights like the Empire State Building, Yankee Stadium and the rising Freedom Tower pass by.
Battery Park - 4.2 miles: Wander along the beautiful waterfront among the flower gardens of Battery Park. Take in a summer concert, or gather here for a walking tour of NYC or a ferry ride over to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Statue of Liberty - 9.4 miles: Enrich your visit to New York City with a trip to the Statue of Liberty, a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. Soar high above the city from the Statue’s crown, and take a Park Ranger guided tour of both Liberty Island and the Statue.
Ellis Island - 10 miles: Learn the stories of the over 12 million immigrants who passed through Ellis Island from 1892 to 1954. The museum’s collection includes about 390,000 individual items covering history, archeology and natural history.
Take a stroll along the water in Battery Park, explore the shops at South Street Seaport, or visit the historic Statue of Liberty and World Trade Center Memorial. Whatever you choose, New York City will see to it that you are never bored.