GO EARLY! We arrived on a Tuesday at 7:30 am.
Wall Street is so small you can see several sights at once, Trinity Church, The Bowling Green Bull, the Federal Bldg. where our 1st president was inaugurated, the New York Stock Exchange, one of the Trump buildings, Tiffanys,etc. Also worth seeing behind The Bull, the old US CUSTOMS House, now the American Indian Museum. It is closed at this hour but it was nice to sit at the bowling green and read the history of that building on my phone.
We were able to meander around sipping coffee sitting on the steps where Washington was inaugurated, watching Wall St. slowly become alive. Food carts being set up with fresh fruit and pastry, sharply dressed employees flooding in getting ready to start their day.
I personally find mentally absorbing Wall Street and the entire Financial District, where our country defined what we are, a fascinating thing. Not boring at all. So happy we went!
On a side note, I highly recommend Cosi restaurant, on Broad St, very close to Wall. Open very early and excellent food and super friendly service. Also a 2 minute walk will get you to Battery Park for an awesome view of Lady Liberty, and 3 minutes the other direction gets you to South Street Seaport, where we met our tour boat for the Statue Cruise.
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