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The Financial District in Lower Manhattan, has long been the hub of financial institutions like American Express, Goldman Sachs and AXA Insurance, which results in a vast amount of business travel coming to the area. This neighborhood is one of the most historic in New York City and there are plenty of fun activities that help you combine business with leisure to form a ‘bleisure’ trip.

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Explore South Street Seaport District

After a busy day treat yourself to some retail therapy. The area is home to top designer boutiques such as Robert Cavalli and Sarah Jessica Parker’s first NYC flagship store, a showcase for her shoe line, SJP Collection. The district is also home to an abundance of food halls and restaurants that can accommodate large groups, so indulge in the great variety of options with the team.

Host your team outing at the ‘World’s Best Bar’

If you’re staying in the Financial District then you are lucky to be in walking distance of the World’s Best Bar ‘The Dead Rabbit NYC’ on Water Street. Set across three floors, this hotspot offers the very best in crafted cocktails and delicious bites. The private function room can host meetings and events for to 64 guests including AV, sound and great drink & food menus.

Learn something new together

Lower Manhattan is rich in history, and hosts a number of museums offering individual and group rates. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum is a moving, while the South Street Seaport Museum offers an exploration of six historic shops & exhibitions. The area is also great for historic walking tours and Visit.org offers tours that help impact the local community. Many New Yorkers themselves have not ever visited The Statue of Liberty, so why not book a trip for the group to see NYC’s most iconic feature and which is easily accessible from this area.

There are no shortage of dinner options

Lower Manhattan is brimming with neighborhood restaurants and unique drinking spots. Eataly Downtown is the city’s second location for this popular indoor Italian marketplace and restaurant. Dine in and experience views over the 9/11 Memorial site. Nearby is Nobu Downtown, offering a Japanese dining experience with a difference. For a local bar atmosphere within a ‘stone’s throw away, head to Stone Street where you will enjoy the bustling vibe whether you’re there for brunch, or happy hour.

Where to stay?

Located in the heart of the Financial District, yet nestled away on Stone Street, stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton New York City Financial District and enjoy the comfortable rooms, on-site Antica Restaurant, and of course, the famous DoubleTree cookie.

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