Smart Destinations Welcomes Re-Opening of the Statue of Liberty

Smart Destinations welcomes Statue of Liberty’s grand Fourth of July re-Opening.

Visitors to New York this summer will soon have something special to add to their vacation itineraries: the newly repaired Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty is one of New York City’s most famous landmarks, but this iconic part of the metropolitan skyline has been closed to visitors for some time. Now, starting July 4, 2013 Smart Destinations’ travelers can once again enjoy audio tours of this historic statue as part of a special ferry package, which includes round-trip fare between Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island.

The Statue of Liberty was closed in 2011 for regular conservation work, although Liberty Island remained open for visitors for the duration of these repairs. In the fall of 2012, however, Hurricane Sandy caused damage to Liberty Island and so the National Park Service closed the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to the public altogether. Fortunately, the Statue of Liberty is refurbished and ready to be open for visitors just in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

“The Statue of Liberty is a must-see landmark for any traveler to New York,” said Kevin McLaughlin, CEO of Smart Destinations. “We’re thrilled that our customers can once again visit this iconic New York attraction as part of their budget-friendly vacation.”

The Statue of Liberty ferry is available on the New York Explorer Pass and the Go Select New York Pass, making it easy and affordable for all Smart Destinations visitors to New York to include this attraction in their vacation plans. Travelers can visit the Statue of Liberty as one of several choices with the Explorer Pass, or include it in a customized vacation itinerary with the Go Select Pass. Smart Destinations customers can even skip the line!

Other popular New York attractions available with the New York Explorer Pass and Go Select New York Pass include the Empire State Building, a Rockefeller Center tour, admission to world-famous museums like the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and much more.

About Smart Destinations

Smart Destinations helps travelers enjoy more activities in their destinations for less. With its multi-attraction passes, visitors enjoy flexible purchase options, savings of up to 55% gate prices, and the convenience of skipping the line at most popular attractions. Available online and at walk-up retail outlets, Smart Destinations passes, including Go City Cards, Go Explorer and Go Select Passes, provide admission to more than 400 attractions across nine North American destinations, including New York, Orlando, Oahu, San Diego, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Boston. For more information visit:

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