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Top sights in New York
A symbol of freedom in the New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty will give you a thrill the first time you spot her, whether you catch a glimpse from land, hop on a cruise, or get up close and personal on Liberty Island. Enjoy the view!
You can’t miss the ferry terminal next to Battery Park. Free, running every 30 minutes, and offering perfect views of the Statue as it passes, this is a 25-minute iconic boat ride.
Visit the lady herself. Boat tours take you to Liberty Island, where you can climb inside the Statue of Liberty. There’s also a chance to stop at Ellis Island on the same trip.
Cruises tour New York’s harbor, offering the best views as they sail past. The best way to see the Statue of Liberty at night is on a fancy dinner cruise.
If you want to stay on land, head to Red Hook - a great neighborhood with views of Lady Liberty from the end of Van Brunt Street or from Louis Valentino Jr. Pier and Park.
If you want to stay on land, and in Manhattan, enjoy views of the Statue of Liberty from the southern tip of Manhattan while strolling along the harbor through Battery Park.
The best time to see the Statue of Liberty is on a sunny day. A rainy foggy day on the harbor isn’t ideal, but the good news is that the sun shines bright in New York all four seasons of the year. A brisk sunny winter day with a bright blue sky is as New York as a hot steamy summer evening.
Ferries leave directly from Battery Park ferry terminals if you’re headed to Liberty Island. If you want to cruise around the Statue of Liberty instead, you can find boats that board at any number of stops along the Hudson River in Midtown, Downtown, or in Battery Park.
Cruises can be as short as an hour, or you can book some of the best Statue of Liberty boat tours in the evening, with a three-hour dinner cruise along the waterways. Seeing New York City’s lights and the Statue of Liberty at night is pretty majestic. Alternatively, you can easily see both Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in one 3-hour tour.
Buy tickets online to avoid the hassle of lines. Keep in mind that if you are going to Liberty Island, take only a small bag. You will be screened by security during admission and backpacks and other large items are not allowed. Pack a snack too!
- When should I visit?Ferry departures vary throughout the year. Check the website in order to plan properly.
- Is it expensive?Around $25
- Will I need a guide?No.
- How to get thereFerries set off from Battery Park, Brooklyn.
- Additional information
- Bring snacks.
- Put on sunscreen in the summer.
What people are saying about Statue of Liberty
Excellent service, very organized, speedy entrance to security and right on to a boat. No waiting at all.
Zach was really attentive to our group’s needs. He was informative and had a great passion behind all he shared!! He even motivated us all to take that 10 flight stair climb, your da best!!
I booked our tickets well in advance and was glad I did. It saved loads of time with not long queues either. I would highly recommend this trip to Liberty Island with pedestal views. It was truely amazing. The trip to Ellis Island was quite humbling too. We all enjoyed every minute.
Skipped the long flex line and was able to go to pedestal when otherwise I wouldn't have ! So worth the extra few dollars definitely will buy from again
Would recommend this tour to my friends since the guide that was on our boat had a thorough knowledge of the history of Newyork and The Statue of Liberty. She gave us a lot of information which was very helpful. Thanks once again for this tour.