Lower West Manhattan

6 Awesome Things to Do in Lower West Manhattan

Not sure where to start your trip in Lower West Manhattan?

Want to experience Lower Manhattan for free?

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In this blog, I’ll show you my personal walking tour throughout Lower West Manhattan in one trip! (If you don’t spend too much time on shopping)

Be in the movie scene at Washington Square Park (Greenwich Village)

Address: Washington Square, New York, NY 10012

The tree-lined streets of Greenwich Village are now a hub of popular cafes, bars and restaurants in Lower West Manhattan. Jazz clubs and Off-Broadway Theaters can also be found amid the brownstones and New York University buildings. At its heart is Washington Square Park, a 9.75-acre public park in Lower Manhattan, where people mingle around the central plaza. Lots of public activities happen in this park, such as parade and pillow fights etc.

More information about Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park, NYC

Shop at SoHo, New York City

SoHo NYC in Lower West Manhattan is one of the top shopping destinations in the world, including designer boutiques, fancy chain stores and high-end art galleries. You can find the most  fashionable people/ designers in the area! 


Walk the Pier from Hudson River Park to Rockefeller Park

Address: West St, New York, NY 10013

Popular Hudson River pier with miniature golf, seasonal food options, sand volleyball & play spots in Lower West Manhattan.

Address: 22 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282

Rockefeller Park has many lawns, gardens and public artworks. A perfect spot to picnic, read and relax while enjoying the river and skyline view. 

Via Hudson River Park Website

Take a picture at Mural Project 

Address: Two World Trade Center, New York, NY 10007

The little mural art area next to the Oculus in Lower West Manhattan. It doesn’t hurt to stop by and take some pictures of the beautiful mural in the city!

Mural Project, NYC
Mural Project, NYC

Visit the amazing architecture of the Oculus at the World Trade Center

Address: 185 Greenwich St LL3110, New York, NY 10006

The Oculus in Lower West Manhattan represents the city’s rebirth after the tragic attacks on September 11, 2001 .

Inside the Oculus, there are many high-end shops, such as Apple Store, Kiehl’s and Moleskine etc.

The Oculus, NYC

9/11 Memorial Pools and FDNY Memorial Wall

Address: 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007

Check the full story behind the design of the Memorial

9/11 Memorial Pools in Lower West Manhattan honoring those killed in the 9/11 terror attacks & 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

9/11 Memorial Pools
9/11 Memorial Pools

I also made a YouTube vlog of me traveling to the Vessel during Covid!

Final Thoughts

I hope you find this blog helpful for your next trip to Lower West Manhattan! The only thing is, I probably wouldn’t stay around the pier too late at night alone, it’s usually pretty dark at the pier after the sun goes down. Please feel free to comment below to let us know if you have another favorite travel destination in the area so we can all learn from each other! 

Check out my other post about Fun Things to Do in Lower East Side, NYC !

Happy Adventure Soul 🙂

My name is Kaya and I'm the storyteller and content creator behind this blog. The purpose of this blog is to inspire adventurous spirits like me to experience and see the world in a different way. And see what the world has to offer!
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8 thoughts on “6 Awesome Things to Do in Lower West Manhattan

  1. 紐約的天空好藍呀~

  2. 哇,感謝版大,原來曼哈頓有那麼多好玩的事可以做!街上還是很多人都沒戴口罩呢,在國外要保重耶 !!

  3. this is amazing blog for people love travel, but crazy virus not allow to do that. . huhuhu ~ who can tell me, when return to normal life? when can we travel to everywhere ?

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