This weekend when my parents were here, we made it out to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island - for the first time!
We picked a very dreary, misty day to take the ferry across to the islands, but I think the weather also helped keep the crowds down.
Next up, we ferried over to Ellis Island. The stories from this place are incredible. Check this out: 40% of Americans can trace at least one relative back who came through immigration on Ellis Island. Isn't that insane?!
And on the way back, you get that incredible view of Lower Manhattan's skyline. Even through thick mist, it's quite the sight to behold.