From the Halloween Parade in West Village to The Rink at Brookfield Place, here are some reasons why staying in the heart of Historic Lower Manhattan makes the perfect stay at this magical time of year.

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Spook-tacular sights

The NYC holiday season kicks off with Halloween and the 45th annual Village Halloween Parade. Starting at Spring Street on 6th Avenue the parade features over 50,000 participants. Enjoy the spectacular collection of giant puppets, special effects and costumed performers sweeping across the streets

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‘Tis the season to shop

Westfield World Trade Center sits within the incredible architectural structure of The Oculus which houses over 80 ways to shop, eat and drink. With a range of options including as Kate Spade and Rolex this is the place to come for your holiday shopping needs. The shopping center is connected via an underground passage to yet another shopping center, Brookfield Place with more stores & dining and an ice rink with river views over to the Statue of Liberty.

Celebrate with delicious food & cheer

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.

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Keep out of the cold and check out the museums

When NYC becomes turns into a winter wonderland, enjoy the abundant indoor attractions of Lower Manhattan. The 9/11 Memorial & Museum will provide a touching experience, while the South Street Seaport Museum offers an exploration of six historic shops & exhibitions. Bring your winter warmers and visit The Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island Immigration Museum which is easily accessible from this area.

Escape the hustle and bustle of Times Square

A key benefit of staying in Lower Manhattan is your ability to escape the Midtown crowds at this busy time of year. Explore Wall Street and discover some of Manhattan’s oldest buildings including Fraunces Tavern and St Paul’s Chapel.

Where to stay?

Nestled away in 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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