The best New York City spots you can actually visit from Marvel movies and TV shows

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Staten Island Ferry (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

Want to see the Statue of Liberty but don’t want to take the trip out to her island? Well, then you can take the Staten Island Ferry and get close by to say “hi” to her! Just pray that Peter Parker isn’t trying to stop any crime while you are there.

The subject of (surprisingly) many superhero movies, the Ferry made an appearance in Spider-Man: Homecoming when Peter Parker accidentally got it cut in half while trying to stop Vulture.

Obviously, all the unexpecting patrons of the ferry are thrust into chaos when it literally starts to sink (some of their cars being subjected to the water). The scene is pretty incredible and is fixed when Tony Stark comes to help out Peter Parker and then reprimand him, but it is an easy landmark to visit if you are in New York City.

So, what can you expect from a Spider-Man-free Staten Island Ferry ride? First, it is free! Second, it doesn’t take that long to go on the ferry and then come back to the city. Full of commuters heading into the city, the Staten Island Ferry is a landmark from countless films, and you get to see the Statue of Liberty. How cool is that?

What you can do:

  • Ride the Staten Island Ferry from lower Manhattan to Staten Island and enjoy the trip as you get views of both downtown Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty. The ferry runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Don’t forget to snap a few photos of the gorgeous view.
  • Explore the St. George area of Staten Island if you have extra time.
  • Sit back and enjoy the views of downtown Manhattan from the St. George Terminal’s river dock.

Location: 4 South St, New York, NY

How to get there: Arrive at the Whitehall Terminal by taking the 1 train to South Ferry Station or the R and W train to Whitehall Street. If you’re down for a bit of a walk, get off at the Bowling Green station serviced by the 4 and 5 train, and pass through Battery Park before you get to Whitehall.

Cost: Free!