Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty

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.

Top 10 Hotels Near Statue of Liberty

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, 10006
The price is S$217 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,217 reviews)
"The staff was exceptional and responsive and fast. The room was nice with a nice view. The stoppers in the sink and tub did not work properly. The sink was too shallow. The location was excellent if you want to see the 9/11 memorial or the Statue of Liberty. Both are within an easy walking ..."

Reviewed on 13 May,2022

Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
Hotel NY Downtown Manhattan
Hotel NY Downtown Manhattan
3 out of 5
133 Greenwich St, New York, NY, 10006
The price is S$322 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Stay at this 3-star hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions One World Trade Center and Wall Street ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (40 reviews)
"Everything was fine. Only problem was all the lounge and waiting areas were closed. That was pretty unfortunate."

Reviewed on 16 May,2022

Hotel NY Downtown Manhattan
Collective Governors Island
Collective Governors Island
3.5 out of 5
Craig Road North, New York, NY, 11231
Fully refundable
The price is S$1,377 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the bar and the bathrooms in their reviews. ...
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."

Reviewed on 24 Aug,2021

Collective Governors Island
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Top Statue of Liberty Hotel Deals

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, 10006
The price is S$217 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Holiday Inn Manhattan-Financial District, an IHG Hotel
Hotel NY Downtown Manhattan
Hotel NY Downtown Manhattan
3 out of 5
133 Greenwich St, New York, NY, 10006
The price is S$322 per night from 29 May to 30 May
Hotel NY Downtown Manhattan
Collective Governors Island
Collective Governors Island
3.5 out of 5
Craig Road North, New York, NY, 11231
The price is S$1,377 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Collective Governors Island
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, 10004
The price is S$246 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Center/Manhattan Downtown
The Washington
The Washington
4.5 out of 5
8 Albany Street, New York, NY, 10006
The price is S$394 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
The Washington
Indigo NYC Downtown Wall Street, an IHG Hotel
Indigo NYC Downtown Wall Street, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
120-122 Water Street, New York, NY, 10005
The price is S$280 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Indigo NYC Downtown Wall Street, an IHG Hotel
Millennium Downtown New York
Millennium Downtown New York
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY, 10007
The price is S$387 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Millennium Downtown New York
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
4 out of 5
140 Washington St, New York, NY, 10006
The price is S$260 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center
World Center Hotel
World Center Hotel
4 out of 5
144 Washington St, New York, NY, 10006
The price is S$288 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
World Center Hotel
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