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Top sights in New York City
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
Wow, we are so glad we spent the extra money to take this tour. The guide made sure to give us all of the relevant and interesting stories and facts, but even more than that: they kept us on time, creating a really efficient experience. Doing it ourselves would be such a waste of time!
The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island were in my top 2 attractions in NYC (among Chicago Musical at Broadway). Otherwise I didn’t like my trip to NYC. It’s far too expensive what it offers. The people are very rude and egoistic. The city is very cold on an emotional level. The infrastructure is in a catastrophical state (subway, streets, etc.). There are homeless everywhere and the city is very loud and dirty. I am glad I could leave after 8 days of travel - because over long NYC would drive me completely nuts. I would not recommend a travel to NYC to friends. Nonetheless they would like to see a musical on Broadway or the Statue of Liberty . All the rest of NYC is exchangeable. You can find high buildings and a nice City Skyline in Shanghai, London, etc. as well. For this you do not need to go to New York. Furthermore the people in NYC are completely biased - they think their city is the greatest in the universe. Which it is NOT! Rome, Paris, etc. are far greater.
Really good organised, valuable information and very nice guide (Patrick) - well done , we had a great day!
Our tour guide was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining and made sure we got the maximum out of our four hours at the Statue and on Ellis Island. The on-line booking process was efficient, and ferry and admission arrangements all ran smoothly so we were stress free and able to just follow, listen and look at all that was presented to us. With only a short time in New York paying for the tour gave us so much more than we would have managed on our own.
We enjoyed our NY sailing on the Hudson. Food and crew were awesome. We had delightful weather and close views of Statue of Liberty, Jersey shoreline, and NY ground zero.