The Radar: Photographing San Diego, Lady Liberty’s Crown Closes, The Art of Getting Lost

  • Sunny skies, sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and boats bobbing on a sparkling bay make San Diego one photogenic city. Here are the top spots to photograph in “America’s Finest City.” [Ordinary Traveler]
  • According to the National Park Service, the crown, museum, and pedestal of the Statue of Liberty are set to close on October 29th and remain closed for nearly a year of renovations. The grounds of Liberty Park will remain open, and park officials have assured the public that the views of Lady Liberty will remain unobstructed during construction. Crown tickets for the days leading up to closure have sold out, but visitors can check the Statue Cruises’ website as cancelled tickets will be resold. [NewYorkology]
  • Get lost! Put away your GPS, smart phone, or clunky guidebook and truly explore a city. Here are 10 tips for losing yourself on your next trip. [BBC]

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  1. Melissa - NYC Insider Guide
    June 23, 2014, 3:33 pm

    PS to the Editor: I added this because newyorkology (one of your sources above) has been out of business since 2012. Thanks!

  2. Melissa - NYC Insider Guide
    June 23, 2014, 3:32 pm

    FYI – As of 2013, Lady Liberty has re-opened her doors (and crown). First after a year of construction, and then after being knocked around by Hurricane Sandy. More info on the best ways to get your Statue of Liberty tickets: