When you’re in New York, especially if it is your first time, visiting the statue of liberty is an absolute must. This is arguably the most widely recognized landmark in the whole world, and its iconic status and truly stunning size and scale mean it is well worth seeing in person.
Originally a gift to the USA from the people of France, the statue is well over 100 years old now, and when you see the shear size of it, it can be hard to believe it was first built in the 1800s.
If you’re in the fine city of New York and you want to hop over to see the statue, there are a few different options for visiting. You need to get a ferry over, which does command a fee, and if you want to visit on foot then you are likely to be queuing for a while to get there, especially in peak seasons.
The easiest way to see it is a boat cruise. Some of these are even included within NYC guided bus tours which mean you can see so many of the sights all in one day, from a comfortable environment and without having to deal with finding directions and endless walking around! Are the boat cruises as good? I would say so, they can bring you to within a few feet of the statue and help you to avoid the queues and tons of tourists, great if you want to see the sights but not to battle with lots of annoying hold ups.