On your next visit, stop by the South Street Seaport and enjoy a fun and relaxing day by the harbor!
The South Street Seaport is a historic area in Manhattan, located where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District. The Seaport is usually considered a historical district, distinct from the neighboring Financial District. History meets modernity with the additions of contemporary malls, restaurants and museums, making the Seaport a fun and enjoyable place for tourists and locals.
South Street Seaport Museum, Galleries and Exhibits
The South Street Seaport Museum has a collection of historic working ships including schooners, merchant vessels, a lighter and a tug. It is a fitting tribute to the sea commerce that once thrived here in this part of Manhattan. The museum dedicates Saturday and Sunday afternoons to family fun with music, art, and other activities. It is also a frequent choice for summer camps and programs in the local area, and displays work of arts by students as well.
Art meets science at the Seaport, with the Human Body Exhibition, celebrating the wonder of the human form. It is a phenomenal exhibition of real human bodies that were dedicated to the museum for scientific and research purposes. This Exhibition allows people of all ages access to sights and knowledge normally reserved only for medical professionals. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a peek inside and to better understand how your complex body works and learn some useful and interesting things about your own body!
Leisure Time at South Street Seaport
The Seaport is a wonderful place to take a stroll with your family and friends to eat or to shop! Restaurants include the Miami Beach -tyle Salud! Restaurant & Bar, Stella Maris French restaurant, Carmine’s, pizza lovers’ Il Brigante, coffee-geek groupies’ favorite Jack’s Stir Brew, plus relaxing wine bars, Italian grocery markets and many other upscale, comfortable spots to dine in.
With the South Street Seaport Mall and boutiques all around, it’s a shopaholic’s must-visit site! Stores include Victoria’s Secret, Abercromie & Fitch, Guess, Coach, Express, Steps, Gap, and many more.
The Seaport on Screen
In addition to eating and shopping, this neighborhood also allows you to tour some interesting hot spots from famous movies! While we do not visit the Seaport on our tours, you will recognize the area from some of your favorite TV shows and movies.
Check out the Fulton Fish Market, the site where Godzilla first came ashore from East River, strewing fish everywhere. Right by the Seaport is the busy Fulton Street where scenes from Hitch, starring Will Smith, was filmed.
Don’t miss the site where Alvy Singer (Woody Allen) told Annie (Diane Keaton) how sexy she was while standing by a Pier 17 railing inAnnie Hall.
The Seaport is also a crucial location in I Am Legend. Robert Neville (Will Smith), the lone survivor of a worldwide viral apocolypse, uses the radio to send out a daily plea for any other survivors to meet him at the Seaport, near the destroyed hulk of the Brooklyn Bridge. Don’t miss Will Smith’s apartment from I Am Legend which is featured on the NYC TV & Movie Tour.
Grunge fans may also recognize the Seaport as the location for the original (Sub Pop) version of Nirvana’s “In Bloom” video, filmed in 1990.
Nothing beats a place to eat, shop and have fun all at the same time and same spot, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to see it all at the South Street Seaport.
* In an effort to stay current, we are constantly updating our tours with new locations and cannot guarantee the presence of locations mentioned on our site. If you have a particular interest in locations from a specific TV show or movie, please let your tour guide know and we will do our best to accommodate your request.