For the financially savvy, this is hallowed ground. The Financial District, located near the southeastern tip of Manhattan, is headquarters for many of the City's major financial institutions. As financially focused as this area is, though, it also affords its diverse residents direct access to myriad sights and activities. A five-minute walk takes you to South Street Seaport. And with the East River literally one block away, it’s easy to jump on a ferry for IKEA at Pier 11, or amble down to Battery Park to, seriously, go fly a kite (it’ll do you good). Check out the nearby British Gardens or pedal a Citi Bike a few blocks up uptown for getaway lunch.