Regan W. said, "...Here's how to see the right tourist attractions in NYC. Skip Statue of Liberty for Ellis Island instead. Skip Top of the Rock and Empire State for a drink on the roof of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art at sunset. But the..." See More
Alyce M. said, "...Ellis Island is definitely a sight to see... You will go by the Statue of Liberty and don't necessarily need to get off the boat here. I lived in New York for many years and never physically went to see it. As for..." See More
Jenn M. said, "...I grew up in New York, but never visited the Statue of Liberty until just before I moved to the west coast. I think it's a must at some point in your life, if not on this first visit. Going to the crown..." See More
Georgia G. said, "...it really depends on what you find interesting. Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty are great, but require a ferry ride ($) so the earlier the better to not waste your day on a waiting line. there is a donation tour from "Save..." See More
Mike H. said, "...If you're into history, genealogy, etc., the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are highly recommended. If you just want to pay a lot for a great view of the city, the Empire State Building is for you...." See More
Anna G. said, "...hop on hop off tour and did the downtown loop, uptown loop and Brooklyn. I visited Empire State Building Observation Deck, Statue of Liberty (and Ellis Island). The visit at the statue was worthwhile. Also visited the museum and reached up to the..." See More
Bonnie U. said, "...Building at night-the lines are much shorter. You can take the Staten Island Ferry and get an amazing view of the Statue of Liberty. If you head to the Pier 2 Roller Rink at Brooklyn Bridge Park you can get amazing views..." See More
Kristin S. said, "...around and there are tons of cool cafes and bakeries to drop into. You can also skip the boat to the Statue of Liberty and don't go to Grimaldi's for pizza. Overrated and you'll waste your time in line. You can find some..." See More
John J. said, "...things about NYC is that you can see the greatest attractions without spending anything. If you want to see the the Statue of Liberty, take the Staten Island Ferry , its free and you don't have make a line for it. Walk..." See More
Marissa L. said, "...Do not waste your time standing in line and actually going to see the Statue of Liberty. If you are here in June, instead take a boat trip around it. For 2 hours you get to sail for $40 and it comes..." See More
Thom L. said, "...Most appropriate answers have been provided. Skip Empire State Building; Statue of Liberty is great but takes too much time; Empire State Building too expensive for the view. I would like to provide a contrarian view on Times Square as a NYC outsider......" See More
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Drew J. said, "...recommend visiting Ground Zero it is an incredible memorial that truly memorializes the tragedy of 9/11. Visiting Central Park and the Statue of Liberty are also great options, but the Statue of Liberty is currently open this week (Oct. 13 -18) as it..." See More
Polly B. said, "...could go north to Harlem, NY or south to Midtown.The second day, I'd start with a 9:00 AM visit to the Statue of Liberty, then do Ground Zero . Afterwards, I'd walk north, through Chinatown, Little Italy and Soho. If the first..." See More
Johanna (TravelEater) R. said, "...I'd stop in Times Square for a 5 minute "yikes, this is packed!" gawk - if you're keen to see the Statue of Liberty, just cruise by on the (free!) Staten Island Ferry..." See More
beata d. said, "...After seeing Ground Zero take a walk along Hudson River down to the ferry that will take you to Statue of Liberty. When you come back keep Statue of Liberty trip head up to South Street Seaport where you can grab some..." See More
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Anna G. said, "...and did the downtown and uptown tour and walked around Chinatown and got up to Empire State Bldg Day 2: Visited Statue of Liberty, Ground Zero (now One World Trade Center and Memorial pools for the twin towers) as well as Wall..." See More
Michelle D. said, "...- this is free. You can take it day or night and the view, particularly on the way back past the Statue of Liberty and back towards Manhattan/Brooklyn is incredible. Also, take the subway to Brooklyn and walk back towards Manhattan on the..." See More
Rocio A. said, "...Brooklyn Bridge , DUMBO, Flatiron Bldg,Chelsea Market Baskets, High Line Park, Madison Square Park, Greenwich Village, Chinatown New York, Little Italy, Statue of Liberty, Washington Square Park, Financial District, etc. Last but not least, dedicate a day to walk 5th Ave, Times..." See More
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noah r. said, "...can head north or south to more 'touristy' destinations. I lived in NY for many years, and never went to the Statue of Liberty, and Times Square can be a pain... (not that you shouldn't go to either). But the pleasure of..." See More
Elisabeth M. said, "...grab some of those famous burgers at Shake Shack at Madison Square Park, or visit Eataly - the Italian market/restaurant. The Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building are great but just a huge investment of time right after you land. Perhaps save..." See More
Albert C. said, "...after such a long flight from Australia I would suggest Times Square first or One World Trade Center first. Save the Statue of Liberty visit for several days into your visit...." See More
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Steven L. said, "...Take the ferry to Staten Island. It goes right by the Statue of Liberty and it affords amazing views of Manhattan. Go to the The Metropolitan Museum of Art - it's an optional donation (technically free!) Walk around Central Park - definitely check..." See More
Constanze N. said, "...of charge. Walk along the Hudson River - the piers are amazing, there is often music and the views of the Statue of Liberty are free - take a picnic, there is chairs and tables everywhere. Also the 9/11 memorial is free (only..." See More
Kelly R. said, "...was interesting finding out the history of how Manhattan was named. Could be another thing to do with kids before the Statue of Liberty visit. Another place is Washington Square Park which is a nice spot to picnic. Very picturesque with street performers,..." See More
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Andrew Z. said, "...locations that are worth the visit”. For me, it is New York City. Skip the Empire State Building (boring) and the Statue of Liberty (boring) and hop on one of the Circle Line Cruises and ride around Manhattan! This is such a fantastic..." See More
Megan B. said, "... Statue of Liberty. The crowds really aren't that awful if you get there first thing in the morning.I bought a ticket to climb to the crown and that was what made it worthwhile to me...." See More
Kim L. said, "...I would have to say the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island in NY. Its emotionally overwhelming at first but to take in the history and significance of it all is just amazing...." See More
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Sean K. said, "...District and what's left of Little Italy .ake a ride on the Staten Island Ferry, or the ferry out to the Statue of Liberty A trip to the American Museum of Natural History can be quite enjoyable. This is especially true if the..." See More
Tracy K. said, "...visit. While in lower NYC you can go to Battery Park and take the ferry to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island where all the immigrants came through. You can walk down Wall Street Plazaand see the famous..." See More
Andy H. said, "...including the Brooklyn bridge, the Manhattan Bridge, and the Williamsburg Bridge. On the way back it will also pass by the Statue of Liberty. The night time cruises are the best since it will be dark and the lights will be pretty...." See More
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terry O. said, "...then take Staten Island Ferry (not free but really cheap) for views of the Manhattan skyline and a sail past the Statue of Liberty. Return to Manhattan and walk up to Chinatown New York for lunch or dinner. And there's the High..." See More
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Nars K. said, "...Building Observation Deck Times Square (if you don't mind the crowd) Staten Island Ferry to get a close glimpse of the Statue of Liberty If not: Museum of Modern Art or The Metropolitan Museum of Art or Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Ground ZeroThe..." See More
Kathy K. said, "...- Walk on the Brooklyn Bridge 3. Go for a Ride on the Staten Island Ferry (you can practically kiss the Statue of Liberty without spending a day and a fortune to get there) 4. While downtown, go see the new Freedom Tower..." See More
Sean K. said, "...to take advantage of. Amongst my favorites are Battery Park, the River Walk, the Staten Island Ferry, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty. Probably the best (and free!) things in New York is Central Park. Even if you just take a..." See More
Taggert B. said, "...time to ride the Staten Island Ferry after sunset. It's a free ride that gives you a beautiful view of the Statue of Liberty as well as Manhattan on your return. If you're planning to visit the Statue itself, buy your tickets NOW..." See More
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Laurie P. said, "...The Irish Hunger Memorial is a little-known NYC gem. It overlooks the Hudson and offers a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty from a grassy hillside sandwiched between skyscrapers in lower Manhattan. The High Line Park in Chelsea is also wonderful for all..." See More
Sean K. said, "...small feat!). The Staten Island Ferry is a fun, short boat ride for everyone. So is the Ferry out to the Statue of Liberty. I remember the biggest thrill of my first visit to New York was riding on the Subway. Funny..." See More
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Monika W. said, "...unless I was going to have a long stay, I think it's best to take the ferry there and see the Statue of Liberty and go back right away. As to staying, I'd recommend Brooklyn, just make sure your hotel is near a..." See More
Ruben G. said, "...was in NY last month and I could recommend you to take the ferry to Staten Island just to watch the Statue of Liberty not too far away, and the south landscape of Manhattan from the boat, that is amazing :) And one..." See More
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malinda w. said, "...new jersey- Statue of Liberty Liberty State Park Liberty Science Center Adventure Aquarium Washington D.C.- anything on Pennsylvania Ave NW The White House Lincoln Memorial Howard University New York World Trade Center Rockefeller Center Madame Tussaud's Washington DC Radio City Music Hall Times..." See More
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Theresa C. said, "...TKTS booths, but it's TOTALLY worth it. There are your usual tourist-y things to do...Central Park, High Line Park, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, SoHo neighborhood, Chinatown New York, Grand Central Terminaland the Brooklyn Bridge. If it's your first time visiting, you..." See More
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Christopher E. said, "...Day 1--Chinatown in Manhattan and in Chinatown in Flushing. Day 2--Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty Day 3--Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center, St. Patricks Cathedral Day 4--American Museum of Natural History Day 5--Museum of Modern Art Day 6--Times Square and Times Square (buy tickets..." See More
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Rocio A. said, "...me suggest what places to visit in LM: Financial District, Little Italy, Chinatown New York, Brooklyn Bridge, DUMBO, High Line Park, Statue of Liberty, Meatpacking District, Greenwich Village, Columbus Circle, etc. In Midtown area you can start walking Central Park West, Central..." See More
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