Take a tour of Ellis Island to gain insight to the passage of 17 million immigrants into the United States between 1892 and 1954. Guided tours explain the complexities of the border and how life was for the immigrants. Check out the monumental wall of immigrant names and dates before taking a boat tour back to Manhattan.
The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation
17 Battery Place #210
New York, New York 10004-3507
Statue of Liberty
Originally a gift of friendship from the people of France, the Statue of Liberty National Monument is on a 12-acre island. Buying a guest pass allows you to climb the 354 steps to the top, where you can observe the spectacular vista of New York City's skyline.
Statue of Liberty National Monument
New York, New York 10004
Empire State Building
Known as the original monument to New York City's skyline, the Empire State Building majestically rises 102 stories. Located in midtown Manhattan on Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th streets, you take an elevator to the observation deck to witness a panoramic view spanning 80 miles on a clear day.
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Ave.
New York, New York 10118
The Brooklyn Bridge in lower Manhattan is known for its architectural and historical influence. Constructed as the first steel suspension bridge in 1883, the bridge connected Brooklyn and Manhattan, originally separate cities. Stroll along the sidewalks of the bridge for a first-hand view of the Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs.
Central Park is famous for combining urban splendors with nature conservation. Listen to world-class music at concerts, run a 5K race, volunteer at the conservancy or tour the zoo to fully engage the largest urban park in the world. A few hours in the park offers a taste into the real New York City.
Central Park Conservancy
14 E. 60th St.
New York, New York 10022
Grand Central Station
Designated as a historical building in 1978, Grand Central Station is known for its architecture splendors and transportation uses for long-distance and commuter trains. Step into the station to fully live life in New York City.
87 E. 42nd St.
New York, New York 10017