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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
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.
We had a great time but we were the only English speaking on the tour. Somehow we wound up with a Mandarin speaking tour group. It was still fun but just kind of odd.
This activity was very informative and entertaining, everyone was happy to help and guide, we definitely had a great time.
Bonnie is such a wonderful lady - felt very lucky to have had her as our guide. Full of life and interesting facts and is such a great characters with brilliant energy. Did her best to get us to the front of queues and ended up doing a 7 hr tour due to the fact it was SO busy due to memorial weekend. So glad to have had Bonnie - best guide I have ever had. Very interesting tour and 9/11 memorial site very powerful indeed Only negative was we had to buy a further 20 usd to gonup Pedestal which I had thought was included.
I booked a tour on Memorial Day weekend when my parents were visiting from out of town. Our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and helped us navigate the lines with ease. We had a truly great day experience the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Highly recommended!