The Statue of Liberty is New York's most famous symbol and one of the icons of the American dream that attracted many immigrants across the Atlantic looking for a better future. It was a gift from France to commemorate 100 years of the United States' Declaration of Independence. The monument, is over 46 meters high, and it's on a small island near Ellis Island which, by the way, offers amazing views of Manhattan. In order to go there you'll need to take a ferry at Battery Park. You climb to the viewpoint that's right on the crown of the Statue but the ticket's very limited so we recommend that you buy tickets well in advance.