A symbol of Freedom and Democracy, NYC tourist are sure to experience a renewed sense of patriotism when visiting the Statue of Liberty.
No trip to NYC would be complete without paying a visit to the famous, Ms. Liberty. Presented as a gift to the United States by the French in 1886, the Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, as it is formally called, remains at the top of the list of NYC tourism attractions.
You can catch the ferry to the Statue of Liberty from Castle Clinton in Battery Park, located in the southern most part of Manhattan. The ferry ride loops around from Manhattan to the Statue of Liberty. It then continues on to Ellis Island and back to Manhattan. After visiting the statue, you can get back on any ferry and head over to visit Ellis Island, another favorite NYC tourism attraction.
You won't be able to brush off the rush of patriotism you'll feel as you make your way through New York harbor towards this famous symbol of freedom and democracy. Standing almost 151 feet and weighing 225 tons, the Statue of Liberty is a sight you do not want to miss when visiting NYC.
When you get off the ferry, take a walk around the 12-acre Liberty Island and enjoy the NYC scenery. Be sure to get your Monument tickets, which you will need if you want to enter the Statue of Liberty. When you make your way into the ground-floor entrance of the statue, you can take the elevator up 10 stories to the top of the pedestal, or you can purchase tickets to visit the crown. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes. There is a 354-step hike up to the top of the crown.
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