Most sightseers will choose this combination tour of both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Line up at Battery Park to board one of the boats: They run from 9am to 3:30pm, but it’s best to opt for one of the earlier departures to avoid a line. Once you arrive at Lady Liberty, you’ll receive an audio headset that you can use as a self-guided tour. Then, climb back on the ferry to head to Ellis Island, where you can explore the Immigration Museum. $18.50
Get up close and personal to Lady Liberty herself on one of these Statue of Liberty tours. Both an iconic New York attraction and one of the best views in NYC, going to the Statue of Liberty is a must for any first-time visitor. Whether you want to go all the way up to the crown or you’re content to admire the majestic statue from a boat tour in NYC, you’ll certainly get that perfect photo opp. And since many of these tours also include access to Ellis Island, you can easily make a day of it.
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