Things to do near the Statue of Liberty

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South Street Seaport

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RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions This historic harbor is home to the former Fulton Fish Market, the Seaport Museum, the country's largest privately owned fleet of historic ships and a shopping mall with retail stores and restaurants. It hosts outdoor concerts during the summer, as well as

  1. 19 Fulton St, at Front St
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Staten Island Ferry

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  • Free

RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions The price of a harbor crossing between Staten Island and lower Manhattan may be the only activity in New York City that’s cheaper today than it was in 1817. Back then, it was 25 cents; today, it’s free. This 24-hour ferry is a lifeline for commuters

  1. South St, at Whitehall St
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The Statue of Liberty

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Lady Liberty—or Liberty Enlightening the World, as she’s officially known—was a gift from France on America’s 100th birthday. A universal symbol of freedom, the copper-plated sentinel stands 305 feet tall from the bottom of her base to the tip of her torch. The monument underwent

  1. Liberty Island
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Beekman Beer Garden Beach Club

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Sun-deprived city slickers can pretend they're boozing oceanside at this waterfront bar. The former Water Taxi Beach location has kept the 300 pounds of sand left by its former occupant, but the rejiggered drinkery now features a menu from Buddakan alum Jason Mayer. Settle into a communal wood

  1. north side of Pier 17, Beekman St, at South St
  2. Average main course: $7. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Battery Park

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  • Free

RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions This 25-acre green space is like Manhattan’s delicate fingernail, neatly plotted with monuments, memorials, gardens, sculptures and a farm-to-table café, plus killer waterfront views from the promenade. Though the area was named for the battery cannons

  1. Battery Pl , at State St
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The 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Years of planning went into this monument, which opened on the tenth anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks. Called “Reflecting Absence,” the design by architect Michael Arad features two reflecting pools that sit within the footprint of each of the Twin Towers. The water elements are surrounded by

  1. Enter at Albany and Greenwich Sts
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Hudson River Park

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This strip of waterfront park stretches from Battery Park to 59th Street, allowing you to walk, bike or skate while looking at the Hudson River and New Jersey. There are flowers, benches, piers and lots of programs—including youth sports and kayak rides in the river.

  1. Battery Park City to 59th St, at West Side Hwy
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