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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 to visitFerry departures vary throughout the year. Check the website in order to plan properly.
- What is the price?Around $25
- Will I need a guide?No.
- How to get thereFerries set off from Battery Park, Brooklyn.
- Additional tips
- Bring snacks.
- Put on sunscreen in the summer.
What People Are Saying About Statue of Liberty
Highly recommended tour packed with information about the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and all the surrounding areas (Battery Park etc.). Out guide Kernan was outstanding from start till finish of our 4hr trip, and even helped everyone in the group take great photos!
Loved this tour!!! Loved that we prebooked this tour!!! Our tour guides Jen and Remy were A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! My fiancé and I kept talking about how our experience wouldn't have been the same without these two leading us. They were fun and interesting to listen to. They were very engaging. We would not have had such an amazing experience without these two. Everything was organized and well explained. The tour was breathless. Loved ever minute of it all. Ellis Island seemed a little rushed. I wish we would have had another hour, to walk around with the tour to explain more areas about Ellis island. But it was all an amazing day!!!
Took my 80 year old mom with me. We enjoyed the boat ride and sight seeing. Great views of everything, including going under the Brooklyn Bridge.
We highly recommend the tour company and especially Robert as a superb guide. Outstanding educational experience for those interested in our nation's history.
Remi made this tour fabulous. He put his heart and soul into this tour. If you get him you will experience the best experience of your life..