NY – We know, a visit to The Statue of Liberty is usually relegated to your out of town house guests or to chaperoning your kid’s class trip. But this summer, on Thursday evenings in July and August there’s a new twist on an old standby: Sunset Statue Cruises to Liberty Island! Pack a picnic and bottle of wine (or if you’re not a planner you can grab a bite at Liberty Cafe) and enjoy a romantic evening under the shadow of The Statue of Liberty without all the crowds! Tours leave from Battery Park at approx. 6pm and return at 9pm. Tickets are $24.95 and the price includes round trip ferry transportation and a two hour visit to Liberty Island. You’ll have exclusive access to the grounds of Liberty Island as well as the option of a free guided Park Ranger tour on the general history of the island and the Statue.