Statue of Liberty, Soho then home!
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It was a lovely sunny day for our last and again a we split due to difference of interest. Dad went off to see more museums while the rest of us headed to Battery Park to get the ferry to Liberty and Ellis Island.
If your visiting this then don't just join the long queue you see, you need to get a ticket first from the Castle Clinton National Monument. Queue for a ticket, get ticket, join another queue for the boat, simple hummm!
Battery park is nice, despite having to queue for ages to get the boat you do it in nice surrounding so it's not actually that bad.
The boat was...well a boat, good views back to Manhattan but nothing to rival the helicopter views. We got to Liberty Island it was packed, we did the tourist pictures then got back on the boat. The queue was far to long to try and get up the statue. Ellis Island was actually better, I found the museum really interesting, there is even a place to see any descendants of yours were registered. But overall, if you do a helicopter ride don't bother with this, the views aren't as good and there are a lot more people!
We then met up with dad and headed to South Sea Port for some lunch. This is a nice area, you can look over Brooklyn Bridge and some old boats docked there. We ate at a place on Pier 17, don't remember it's name but it was nice, crab cakes al round! There is also a small pedestrainised area with some good shops, think there is a bargain Abercrombie and Fitch here so worth a look.
On the way back we stopped in Soho. There are some great little streets to explore here with street vendor everywhere. The jewelry stalls are great with little one off's and there are some budding artist trying to sell their work. A great atmosphere.
And that was it, we called out friendly taxi driver and the journey home began. I loved New York and hope I will visit again soon :)