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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?
Hours vary based on time of year:
March-May: Open daily, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
June-August: Open daily, 8:30 AM-6:45 PM
September-October: Open daily, 8:30 AM-5:45 PM
Holiday hours may vary
- Is it expensive?
- Around $25
- Will I need a guide?
- 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
Enjoyed our time so much! Everything was on time and the trip was beautiful. The ferry was spacious and not crowded at all and the destinations weren't crowded at all as well. The museum and Ellis Island were open which was great as well.
it was a beautiful sunny day in the 80's and we had and awesome trip in the ferry to Liberty Island to view the Statue of Liberty. My husband and my 14 year old grandson were with me and they loved every minute of the tour
We had an excellent time at the Statue of Liberty tour. Chris was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history. He was also helpful with photos. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
The experience was awesome definitely will be coming back with the rest of the family The tour guide person was great and very informative he broke down all the history and was a great funny host
The tour guide was absolutely amazing and was very knowledgeable and insightful and made the whole trip a very amazing experience 5 stars for him and you guys thank you very much