2015 Vacation Destinations: The Statue of Liberty

We went on the Statue Cruises cruise to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on our first full day in New York City.  I don’t like to leave things to the last minute, but I am also afraid of setting up a schedule that turns out to be unfeasible once I get on my trip. When planning my trips, these two sort of sit in tension with one another until eventually I decide that the time is right to make definite plans.  July is one of those months where tickets to the crown of the Statue of Liberty tend to sell out six months ahead of time. As a result, by the time I scheduled our Statue of Liberty day, there were no tickets to the crown available.  However, I was the one who really wanted to climb to the top.  My son wasn’t enthusiastic about climbing 377 steps.  So I got pedestal tickets, which turned out to be an excellent compromise.  From the indoor part at the top of the pedestal, you can see the inside of the statue (which was designed by Gustave Eiffel, who would go on to design the Eiffel Tower six years later), and which was what I wanted my son to see. Continue reading “2015 Vacation Destinations: The Statue of Liberty”