2. Check off the Statue of Liberty National Monument
No trip to either the Big Apple or Jersey City could possibly be complete without at least a short jaunt out to what is arguably America’s most defining monument.
Standing tall in the waters of Upper Bay at the end of the Hudson River, the site is instantly-recognisable.
Constructed at the end of the 1800s by none other than Gustave Eiffel, the monument has become a symbol of freedom, democracy and the American dream, seen by the millions of immigrants as they drifted on liners into the ports of Jersey City during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
A gift from the people of France, the site can be accessed by ferry from Liberty State Park. Access is free but those who wish to climb the internal stairs to the crown must book long in advance (only 240 people are admitted each day!).