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The Best Views of the Statue of Liberty

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!

From the Staten Island Ferry

From the Staten Island Ferry

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.

Cruises to Liberty Island

Cruises to Liberty Island

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.

Sightseeing Cruises around New York Harbor

Sightseeing Cruises around New York Harbor

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.

From Red Hook, Brooklyn

From Red Hook, Brooklyn

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.

From Battery Park and Lower Manhattan

From Battery Park and Lower Manhattan

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.

Our insider tips

The Best Time to Visit the Statue of Liberty

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.

Where to Get the Ferry

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.

How Long Is the Tour?

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.

Where to Buy Tickets

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!

Good to know

  • 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 there
    Ferries set off from Battery Park, Brooklyn.
  • Additional information

    • Bring snacks.

    • Put on sunscreen in the summer.

What people are saying about Statue of Liberty

Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 9,177 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyable and very informative. Carla was awesome!

Carla was very thorough/knowledgable and gave more info and explanations than I could possibly have done on my own. She had seemingly boundless energy and happily answered endless questions from all of us. She engaged all the participants throughout the morning and kept us all on track. Great experience!!

This visit was never more relevant that in the days that we now live

The lessons of the past and the courage of our forebears is brought to our consciousness at a time when we need to know it most. The importance of our immigrant past and how it shaped our present helps us to understand that these are enduring values not outdated clichés. May we, as a nation, never forget how immigrants sustain our liberty not imperil it.

Informative enjoyable interesting educational.

Remy our guide was excellent. He had outstanding people skills and was informative knowledgeable and funny! A very worthwhile enjoyable and memorable experience!

Wonderful trip to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

I would highly recommend the guided tour and Amy was wonderful. Well worth purchasing the guided tour.

Leann is amazing! She is so passionate about the history and stories.

This was hands out the best tour experience ever. There are so many complicated logistical pieces transferring ferries and walking and the entire tour felt simple and comfortable and so engaging. Leanne is amazing at sharing all sides of the viewpoints and putting you in the shoes of the people involved. Everything took on more meaning and you felt the feelings of the historical figures.

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