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10 Most Famous Things For Visitors to See and Do in New York

10. Staten Island Ferry

Of the 22 million annual riders, roughly 1.5 million of the Staten Island Ferry passengers are tourists wanting to enjoy the view from this free ferry running between Manhattan to Staten Island. Commuters and tourists can get a view of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty during the ride between lower Manhattan and St. George, Staten Island. Although it’s not a terribly elegant affair, the round-trip free ride allows you an hour-long trip through the New York Harbor.

Alternative Idea: If your budget allows it, try Circle Line’s Full Island Cruise, which offers a close-up look at the Statue of Liberty, as well as the opportunity to circumnavigate Manhattan with a tour guide providing narration throughout.

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    January 22, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    If you want to get a gorgeous cityscape, I really suggest getting to Gantry Plaza in Long Island City . You just need to take the 7th train from Grand Central to Long Island City, and get out on the next stop – Vernon Blvd. Then, after 5 minutes walk, you can enjoy a nice park, a few piers and a fantastic view of Manhattan.

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      January 25, 2017 at 11:24 am

      thank you!

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    February 3, 2017 at 7:14 am

    All of these tourist spots in New York are truly iconic. I think they will never be unappealing and overrated. Great post! Also, I love your blog’s look and feel.

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