The Statue of Liberty is a well-known tourist landmark that attracts millions of visitors each year.
When we arrived at the boarding point, we went through the requisite security checks before boarding the boat. The audio tours were an unexpected bonus that helped us learn about the history. Statue cruises run on a regular basis that will take you to the Liberty island.
Our excitement mounted as we got closer to the Statue of Liberty. After having seen the Statue in several movies, getting so close to it and eventually seeing it with my own eyes seemed like a dream come true. The Statue was spectacular, and I could have stood there for hours admiring it.
After going over the entire island and taking countless shots, we boarded our cruise back to Battery Park.
After a few days when we were having a stroll at Battery Park, and reminiscing our time at Statue of Liberty and wishing if we could see that again; someone mentioned that if you want to catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty again, you could take the free ferry to Staten Island (I think its open 24 hours).
We were excited to see the great monument again and hopped into a ferry which goes pretty close to the Statue of Liberty (does not stop there) on its way to Staten Island. Again on the way back, it follows the same route. This was another memorable trip which reminded us that if you really wish to do something with all your heart, the Universe always obliges 🙂
Travel tips :
- To save money, purchase your tickets in advance.
- Crown tickets are sold separately and need to be booked in advance.
- Also, leave early because there will be a huge line for security checks before boarding the cruise.