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Ever wanted to see New York City from a different perspective? Enjoy its fantastic views without the hustle and bustle of the city? Or go for a peaceful walk with picturesque sites? Liberty state park is the ideal place for all of the above. It is the perfect place to view New York City without actually being in the city. Take in that beautiful skyline without the consent city ambience and just watch the world go by as you sit and relax on a park bench. It is the best view of the NYC skyline!
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Liberty State Park best view of NYC skyline
The park has one main walkway called the Hudson River Waterfront, this walkway is the host to some spectacular views of the New York Skyline. The walk also delivers great views of both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. It is the perfect place to go for a picnic with a view. You can enjoy the sounds nature while admiring some mans greatest creations.
best view of NYC skyline
A map of Liberty State Park can be seen here.
Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial
Liberty State Park is the home to New Jersey’s Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial. The Memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary by designers Jessica Jamroz and Frederic Schwartz. It was made to honor the 749 people from New Jersey who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
This memorial consists of two identical steel walls that contain a list of names of those who died during these terrible attacks. It is a nice place to pay your respect for those who lost their lives and their loved ones.
New Jersey Railroad Terminal
The New Jersey Railroad Terminal is a very historic site. Throughout 1892 to 1954 many Europeans passed through to start their new lives in the United States. I found this railroad particularly interesting as this is how the Irish would have immigrated many years ago.
Some more photos from my trip to Liberty State Park:
Hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any more questions please feel free to ask in the comment section below. Until next time, Slán go Fóill.
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21 thoughts on “Liberty State Park”
I’ve never been to Liberty State Park, but it’s a place I’d love to visit. I’ve been to the Statue of Liberty so it’s only fair I make a stop here also.
You should, the views are worth it 🙂
Great post. I will definitely make a point of seeing this little park so full of history when i am in NYC! great photo opportunities too!!!
Glad you liked it 🙂
That view of the New York sky line is incredible. It looks like an interesting place to visit.
It really is 🙂
I would love to go there! I haven’t been to New York since I was a kid
I went when I was a kid. It is so different going as an adult. Definitely worth another visit
Being American, it is sooo surreal to see the empty sky memorial for 9/11, even in pictures.
I couldn’t agree more
The Liberty State Park is indeed an interesting attraction in New York. It is a nice break from the usual modern attractions often raved about the city. The 9/11 Memorial is a special place to visit and honor those who died in one of history’s worst tragedies. I would love to visit the railroad terminal though – historic sites always have a lot of stories to tell and I love how it feels like you are walking through a time machine!
Yeah, It is a really cool place. It’s nice that you can walk inside the railroad too
Liberty State Park looks awesome! I would really like to check out the Railway terminal sometime.
It would be nice to see that iconic NY City skyline for myself someday soon. For now, thank you for walking me through. 🙂
I wish I had found this post just a couple of months ago. I visited New York for a few days in June and totally missed this park! I hadn’t heard about it before. It does look incredible, so hopefully I’ll be able to make it on the next visit!
I have been to New York City many times. However I have never made it to this park. It looks amazing. It’s the perfect place to photograph the skyline.
It looks like a great way to explore a beautiful city. It would be awesome to revisit New York some day again.
Wow those veiws on Manhattan are stuning! I have never been to Liberty State park, but I will defintely need to make the effort next time I’m in NYC 🙂
Love reading posts about my own city and all that it has to offer! Great job!
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