During one of my trips to NYC I visited the Statue of Liberty. I took the ferry at Battery Park. If you`re staying at Midtown or Uptown, you might want to take the subway to safe time. Or if you decided to buy the Hop-on-Hop-off ticket as described on day 1, you can hop off close to where you can take the ferry. For all your FAQs about taking the ferry, check out this website.
If you only want to see the statue from the water to take pictures, you can take the free Staten Island Ferry.
The Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy.
When I was there, you couldn`t go up in the crown because of what happened at 9/11. Since 4th of July 2009 they reopened the crown for the public again. Access to the crown is limited and reservations are the only way to obtain crown tickets.
The ferry also makes a stop at Ellis Island. Where you can learn more about the immigrants.
The boat trips give you a beautiful sight of the NY skyline.
If you didn`t have to wait too long in line to visit the statue and have some time left, you can wander around a bit in Lower Manhattan and see Little Italy, the Financial District, Soho,…
Go for an afternoon stroll in Central Park. This is my all-time favorite, which I always visit while in NYC. Check out my ‘What to do in Central Park?’ to see more photos of this beautiful park and why it`s so much fun to go there.
You can spend as long as you want in Central Park, especially on a beautiful day. In the neighborhood you also have Columbus Circle with shops and eating places, the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. But it`s probably better to save a visit to these museums for day 3.