Bat Out of Hell (aka Bat the Musical is heading off to Toronto soon following its sell out extended London run at the London Coliseum. However it’s been announced that the show will return to London in 2018.
Tickets for the statue and ferry around Ellis Island were $13 when we visited, or can be bought as part of the New York Pass/ New York CityPass. You can also now visit the Crown level and the pedestal but these tickets need to be booked well in advance of your planned visit as they sell out quickly.
Standard opening hours to visit are:
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Monday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
The first ferry departs at 9:30 am and the last departs at 3:30 pm, with extended hours in the summer and around holidays. The island is is open every day except December 25.
New York, NY 10004
For a modern and equally stunning view, head to the One World Observatory. It’s a striking building that stands proud in the New York skyline. A trip to the viewing platform costs from $34. Information can be found at
The observatory is open from9:00am until 8:00pm (last ticket sold at 7:15pm)
Open seven (7) days a week. From now until September 4th 2017 the extended opening hours are from 9:00am until 10:00pm (last ticket sold at 9:15pm). The box office opens daily at 9:00am and can be found at One World Trade Center, 285 Fulton Street, New York, New York 10007.
Enter from West Street
(844) OWO-1776 | (844) 696-1776
However you don’t have to spend money to explore New York. Take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, explore Central Park or take a moment to stop and watch a stunning sunset.
One place in New York I had to see was the Empire State Building. Completed in 1931, it was the tallest building in the city for several years. It stands 1,454 feet (or 443.2 metres high) with 102 floors including the observation deck on the 86th floor and is an iconic Art Deco building. Located on 5th Avenue, between West 33rd and West 34th Streets, it is located in Midtown Manhattan.
It’s an amazing view, and just as beautiful to stare up at from the streets below (or with a glass of chilled wine on the roof terrace of the hotel we stayed at).
Tickets cost $49 for standard adult entry, including a return night time visit on the same day. You can also visit as part of the New York CityPass, which costs $122 for entry to 6 attractions including the Empire State Building.
Entry to the One World Observatory costs from $34 for standard entry. When I went we bought the City Pass (from http://www.citypass.com/new-york) which allows entry to the top 6 New York attractions. Entry to the One World Observatory isn’t included but is well worth the expense for the views alone. We bought the City Pass rather than the NYC pass as the City Pass covered the main attractions we wanted to visit and was a lot cheaper. It allows you to visit The Empire State Building, the American Museum of Natural History and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can also choose from between the Top of the Rock Observation Deck/Guggenheim Museum, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island/Circle Sightseeing Cruise and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum/ the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. The City Pass costs $122 for an adult but as the entry to the Empire State Building costs $49 alone for me it was definitely worth getting. You also get a same day evening visit to the Empire State Building, and it was amazing to see the city lit up at night.
We flew with @British_Airways (thank you for the amazing upgrade onboard!)