What Are the Best Ways to See the Statue of Liberty?

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What Are the Best Ways to See the Statue of Liberty?
ATD's guide to the Statue of Liberty
With so many ways to see the Statue of Liberty, the options can be a little overwhelming. Here's our guide to getting the most out of your trip to one of New York's most iconic landmarks...

Whether you're seeing the Statue of Liberty from the air, by boat or on foot, we've got you covered in our guide to the best ways to see the Statue of Liberty. Remember, it's important to pre-book your tickets to this, one of New York's most popular attractions to avoid disappointment and save you money on your New York holiday.

Here's our guide to the best ways to see the Statue of Liberty...

By Boat:

 

 

For the chance to get up close to Lady Liberty herself, take a leisurely sail on a Statue of Liberty Sightseeing Cruise. During the 60-minute cruise, you’ll soak up beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline, as well as the chance to sail directly under the Statue of Liberty - with plenty of photo opportunities. The on-board tour guide will give you a fully narrated commentary on some of this iconic attraction’s best kept secrets as you enjoy a fully-stocked bar serving beer, wine and cocktails. Book in advance to save money, and use your open-dated sightseeing cruise ticket whenever is most convenient for you!

From the sky:

 

Statue of Liberty Helicopter Sighsteeing

 

Flying over New York’s iconic landmarks in a luxury chopper – you can’t get more rock ‘n’ roll than that, can you? Treat yourself to a touch of the high life by booking a Big Apple Helicopter Tour, which will take you on an adventure across New York, covering the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and, of course, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!

From the Island:

 

Liberty Island, Statue of Liberty

 

If the Statue of Liberty is high up on your list of must-sees in New York, we recommend spending some time going on to Liberty Island itself. Using a New York multi-attraction pass, like the New York CityPASS, you can choose to stop at both Liberty and Ellis island. On Liberty Island you can take stunning photos of the 310-foot statue up close, as well as fully understanding the size and scale of this epic monument in a way you can’t from the boat. Over on Ellis Island, you’ll learn the history of immigration in New York and how the Statue of Liberty played its part in one of the most exciting times in America’s history.

From the bridge:

 

Brooklyn Bridge Statue of Liberty View

 

If you’re visiting New York on a budget, you might want to tick off two free things to enjoy in New York in one go – a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge and a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty. A great time to go is at sunset as the sun setting over the water is one of the most beautiful natural sights you’ll see in New York. Across the bridge in Brooklyn, make sure you check out Grimaldi’s pizza joint for dinner, it’s on our list of the top 5 pizza places in New York!

With dinner:

 

Statue of Liberty dinner cruise

 

Upgrade your sightseeing cruise to a brunch, lunch or dinner cruise and enjoy the same amazing views with the added bonus of some delicious food to go along with it. On the New York Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise, you’ll be treated to a buffet brunch of eggs, French toast, bacon, waffles, turkey, ham, salads and a mountain of dessert as well as a glass of bubbly as you take in the iconic sights of New York, including the Statue of Liberty. Opt for the Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise and you’ll enjoy a sit-down 3-course meal with views over the flood-lit Statue of Liberty. Dinner cruises are a great way to soak up the sights while indulging your food cravings!

On the Staten Island ferry:

 

Staten Island Ferry

 

Again, if you’re on a budget, the Staten Island Ferry is one way you can see the Statue of Liberty for free. This commuter ferry gets very busy, but you will be awarded with great views of the Statue of Liberty from afar. Of course, if you want to get as close as 100-feet away from Liberty Island for the best view, you’ll need to buy a ticket for a sightseeing cruise.

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