It's a major tourist attraction, so expect to wait on long lines and expect to see many children along with the whole family. Past that, you'll enjoy the boat ride over to see the statue of liberty. It's really a quick trip over there. The promenade is tbe best, and it will cost you about 12 bucks or so, which isn't so bad. The children prices are about one third of the price which makes it a pretty good ride. The circle lines runs from either liberty state park in NJ or in battery park, which is pretty convenient. You can also schedule and book in advance so that you can make sure you get on the earlier tours of the day. The afternoon tours are also good, but usually are booked first. It's very family friendly, and a good place to bring the kids to see the statue of liberty. Other than the tourists, you'll definitely have a good time.