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Nothing beats the mesmerizing skyline of New York City viewed from ship or shore, and when cruising from Cape Liberty cruise port, booking New York shore excursions can put you smack in the middle of that mesmerizing view. The port offers convenient access to both New York and New Jersey area attractions that include everything from world-class restaurants, theater, music, and museums to historical sites, world-renowned monuments, and exquisitely beautiful green spaces.
New York cruise excursions are as fascinating as the City itself and just as easy and convenient to get to, based on the port’s location just across the Hudson River, and within a wide cone of historical significance. On the New Jersey side, there’s the site of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s famous dual-to-the-death in Weehawken, and Ellis Island, just off shore at Liberty State Park in Jersey City.
History and theater buffs alike may enjoy immersive New York shore excursions like one that takes in Alexander Hamilton’s New Jersey home, and the Liberty Hall Museum with exhibits and artifacts dating back to the American Revolution. Round out the day with a quick trip on your own to Weehawken to view the Hamilton-Burr dual site, then use nearby Port Imperial ferry for a quick trip to Manhattan for a world-class dinner.
More recent and sobering historical and cultural New York shore excursions to consider are those to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. When returning to the port, be sure to see the most easily reached of 9/11 monuments, the Teardrop Memorial, a gift from the people of Russia as a “monument to the struggle against world terrorism,” located at the southeast end of the port.
Hop-on, Hop-off city tours have always been a sane and satisfying option for city sightseeing. Your one- ticket purchase gets you day to evening access , Uptown, Downtown, and Midtown, Eastside and Westside, at your own pace, choosing sites you want to see for as long you want to linger. Hop on to shop fashionable Fifth Avenue, take photos in front of the New York Stock Exchange, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History or the Guggenheim. Hop off to walk Times Square’s pedestrian mall, stroll Rockefeller Center, take a selfie at Lincoln Center, and indulge in New York style-street food in Central Park. New York’s your apple for a day; take a big juicy bite and enjoy.