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- 98%History Buffs
- 91%Local Culture
- 72%Business Travelers
- 64%Budget Travelers
- 54%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (71)
- Wall StreetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Mar 01, 2014
Wall Street is the heart of the Financial distract in NYC. It dates about the original city in where their was actually wall built to protect the city hence the name Wall street. You can visit the different historical site that are on this street. This includes both New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall. Your will need about 1/4 to 1/2 to stroll the street and curb cuts in the street are a hit and miss.
- Wall StreetMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 29, 2013
The heart of the financial world, and a historic and iconic location. I'm really though, there isn't much to see. I visited only so I could say I'd been there.
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- Wall StreetMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Oct 04, 2013
Wall Street is not just the financial heart of the world, but it is also a very interesting historic spot. George Washington took his oath of office here, not in Washington, DC. The Bill of Rights was also passed here. And of course there was that cool Rage Against the Machine video...Recommended for:Local Culture
- Wall StreetMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Aug 16, 2013
Not usually much to see but at the moment Occupy Wallstreet is bringing this little corner of the world squarely into the public eye. So probably a place worth visiting at the moment.
- Wall StreetCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 06, 2013
Understand that I'm only reviewing the physical street and its historic significance, and not what it represents. The heart of capitalism and everything that's right and wrong with it, Wall Street is an iconic destination for any traveler. The architecture alone is worth the trip. Keen minds will note the awkward juxtaposition of seeing a church right at the end of the street.
- Wall StreetMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jul 07, 2013
Open outcry trading has stopped and there's not much to see, but it's still interesting in passing. But if you're interested in financial history, your better bet is the Museum of American Finance nearby.
- Wall StreetMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodiesApr 07, 2013
Well, it's something you have to visit when in New York, because of al the sories surrounding it. But it's just a lot of large buildings next to each other and a lot of people in suits eating their lunch outside.
- Wall StreetJan 30, 2013
If you are not into architecture or history then don't go to Wall Street. If you are there's lots to see and experience here, you have to use a little imagination for the "experience" side of the equation. Right across from the NYSE is Federal Hall which served as the seat of government for the US before it moved to DC. This in and of itself is rather interesting. The buildings all round Wall street are pretty cool to look at too - from Trinity Church to the NYSE. Much of early NY and American history happened right in this area.
So imagine living in the colonial days when Wall Street was an actual wall built to protect the colonists from the "natives". Trinity was the TALLEST building in Manhattan and would remain so for over 100 years! Once you start thinking about this area in these terms I think you will find it more than just some tall buildings! This was the THEATER district in the early days!
Joseph is right, this area very much shuts down at 5 or so. It was never meant for tourists. There is not much by way of amenities like restaurants after 5. Of course there's Pearl St. and Delmonico's but that's about it. But if you are a tourist and are into history you must stop here!