Need an extra push to leave your apartment in the dead of winter? NYC Must-See Week, which offers promotions to awe-inspiring and thought-provoking experiences across the city, is a perfect motivator. You and a friend can be tourists in your own city with two-for-one tickets from January 21 to February 9.
The following are major attractions in Lower Manhattan that are part of this special promotion.
Fraunces Tavern Museum
This historic haunt is one of the oldest taverns in the whole city. The building dates back to 1719. It transformed into a watering hole in 1762, thanks to Samuel Fraunces, and remained a popular neighborhood hot spot all through the Revolutionary War. The museum preserves and interprets the history of the American Revolutionary era with a slew of programming and events — and the bar downstairs still serves up brews and cocktails.
One World Observatory
Rise above it all at One World Observatory, 102 stories up in One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy a bite to eat at the cafe or a drink at the bar and soak in the scenery.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage
One way to wrap your mind around the far-reaching consequences of discrimination and social injustice is to visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a living memorial to victims of the Holocaust. Its Auschwitz exhibition is powerful and sobering, and on view through August 2020.
9/11 Tribute Museum
The 9/11 Tribute Museum tells the many stories of the September 11 tragedy from the perspective of the people who lived through it. From the unprecedented rescue and recovery operations in and around the World Trade Center to the tremendous spirit of resilience and service that arose after the attacks, this is one New York City experience not to be missed. Walking tours of the 9/11 Memorial are also available and are given by survivors, first responders and rescue workers, community residents and family members who lost loved ones.