South Street Seaport: Museum, Shopping, and Dining

With a rich and profound history, the South Street Seaport has played its part in making NYC what it is today. Located where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District, the seaport features some of the oldest architecture in downtown Manhattan and stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the NYC skyline. What was once a cargo shipping dock is now a 450,000 square-foot cultural marketplace featuring designer stores, celebrity-chef restaurants, trendy lounges, a maritime museum, and endless entertainment.
 
The South Street Seaport Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the seaports historical impact, showcasing exhibition galleries, a marine conservation lab, a maritime library, a working 19th-century print shop, and a craft center where wood carvers and model builders demonstrate their skills. In the winter, skate the skyline at Winterland Rink, New York City's only outdoor rooftop ice rink. In warmer months you'll find people flocking to the farmer's market, the boating docks, the children's playground with splash pad, the IPIC Movie Theater, and plenty of events happening all year long.