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Some monuments are known by their cities while some cities are known for their monuments. One iconic
structure can give a whole new meaning to a destination by becoming the centre of attraction. The world is
full of such renowned places and one such mega structure belongs to New York City. Undoubtedly it is the
Statue of Liberty.
It is indeed interesting to know that the mega structure was not built in New York City. it was constructed in
Paris, France and sent to United States of America.
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The best and most convenient way for reaching the statue sight is by taking a ferry ride. Various ferry rides are
available from Battery Park in NYC or Liberty State Park in Jersey City. It takes hardly 20 minutes to reach the
destination. It is a better idea to keep some extra time in hand during your visit to the Statue of Liberty as the
tours are very popular. Nearly 3.5 million people visit the Statue of Liberty every year.
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If you are looking for a more indulging way of exploring the architecture brilliance, use the stairs to reach the
observation deck. It will take 393 stairs to reach the crown of the statue, initially it was 354 stairs but after the
renovation, it has increased. Although you have to climb almost 39 extra stairs but they are now much safer
and less steep. If you are planning to do so please book your tickets well in advance as only 240 people per
day are allowed. Once you reach the observation deck, the stunning views of New York City will compensate
all the hard work.
Several tour operators provide a great option to explore the Statue of Liberty through a helicopter ride. It is
an awesome experience to get a close up view of the statue along with other spectacular sights. The bird eye
views of the landmarks will always remain fresh in your memory for a long time. Tour operators offer cheap
flights to New York to make your trip affordable.