Our family is coming in this weekend and we are super excited! I'm a little nervous as we're getting down to the wire though.
Anyway, we were going to do the Statue of Liberty through statuecruises.com and get the tickets to access the pedestal for I think $17 each. For the last couple of days, their website hasn't been working to order tickets, so I'm beginning to wonder if that option is going to work.
My understanding is that tickets purchased through statuecruises get you access to the pedestal of the statue and also stops at Ellis Island so you can look around there.
I assume that if you take the Staten Island ferry for free, it goes to Staten Island, so you could see the statue up close (not go in), but would not get a stop by Ellis Island.
If we end up doing the Staten Island ferry, it'll be fine, I just want to know what to expect. Also, where do you catch the free ferry? Is it also out of Battery Park?