staten island ferry

Saturday we decided to go see the Statue of Liberty. Even though the ferry to Liberty Island is only $18 round trip, we found out that taking the Staten Island Ferry is free and it drives right by Liberty Island.  I am so glad that we went with that plan because we then spent some much needed quiet time relaxing on Staten Island. Plus, the whole trip was free and incredibly easy.  If you are taking the ferry like us to see Lady Liberty then make sure you get on the ferry quickly!  Once on the ferry (if you are boarding from Manhattan) stay to the right side of the boat.  After getting off the ferry at the St. George Terminal, we walked over to Esplanade and the Postcards September 11th memorial and enjoyed the breeze and view of the Manhattan skyline. We highly suggest it, especially if you are on a budget while visiting the city!