Statue of Liberty

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A welcome sight for generations of immigrants as they arrived in New York Harbor, Lady Liberty stands as a beacon of hope and freedom to all who lay eyes on her.

Gifted to the United States of America by the people of France in 1886, the Statue of Liberty marked the friendship between the two countries and memorialised over a hundred years of American independence. It has stood in New York Harbor ever since, the first thing new immigrants fleeing famine and persecution would see as they arrived in search of a new life in the land of the free.

Reaching 92 metres at its highest point, the Statue makes for an imposing and awe-inspiring sight. It is a feat of technological genius achieved by collaboration between the sculptor Bartholdi and the engineer Eiffel. If you have an hour to spare, the National Park Service runs tours detailing the history of the Monument and the island which it calls home. Audio tours are also available if you’d prefer to make your own way around.

Having been closed for renovations, the Statue’s viewing platform is now open once more. Brave the queues and climb all the way to the Torch for an unrivalled panorama of the harbour from its twenty-five windows. Tickets are available at the ferry terminal but places are limited so you may want to book online beforehand.

Ferries to Liberty Island leave from Battery Park, which can be reached by numerous bus and subway lines from all over New York. As well as the Statue of Liberty, you can choose to visit the Immigration Museum at nearby Ellis Island where millions of immigrants were processed as they entered the USA in search of the American dream.

The processing centre itself closed down in 1954, but the museum which is now housed on the site makes for a fascinating visit. It is a touching place which documents the history of migration to the States through the stories of people’s hopes and fears, displayed in video, photographs and interactive displays.

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Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
3 out of 5
6 Water St, New York, NY
The price is S$178 per night from 6 Jan to 6 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Battery Park, New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street. South Street Seaport and One World Trade ...
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Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
Collective Governors Island
Collective Governors Island
3.5 out of 5
Craig Road North, New York, NY
Located in Manhattan, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Empire State Building, Times Square and Central Park. Broadway and Statue of Liberty are also within ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (24 reviews)
"The Collective is unique and comfortable. The yoga class was a bonus. Unfortunately, my dinner (tuna) was overcooked and expensive."

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Collective Governors Island
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
8 Stone St, New York, NY
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The price is S$204 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Stone Street Historic District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Battery Park and Wall Street. South Street Seaport and National September ...
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DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
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Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
3 out of 5
6 Water St, New York, NY
The price is S$178 per night from 6 Jan to 6 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
Collective Governors Island
Collective Governors Island
3.5 out of 5
Craig Road North, New York, NY
Collective Governors Island
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
8 Stone St, New York, NY
The price is S$204 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/Financial District
Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/Financial District
3 out of 5
215 PEARL STREET, New York, NY
The price is S$215 per night from 3 Jan to 3 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/Financial District
World Center Hotel
World Center Hotel
4 out of 5
144 Washington St, New York, NY
The price is S$207 per night from 4 Jan to 4 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
World Center Hotel
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is S$241 per night from 5 Jan to 5 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
99 Washington St, New York, NY
The price is S$215 per night from 2 Jan to 2 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
Hyatt House Jersey City
Hyatt House Jersey City
3 out of 5
1 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ
The price is S$305 per night from 4 Jan to 4 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Hyatt House Jersey City
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
4 out of 5
140 Washington St, New York, NY
The price is S$207 per night from 4 Jan to 4 Jan
Excludes taxes & fees
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
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