NYC Attraction Passes


If you have a list of paid admission attractions that you want to see during your New York City visit, an attraction pass can save you money. The passes also let you skip the ticket line at certain attractions, which can be a time-saver.

Here’s a run-down on the attraction passes:


New York Explorer Pass

There are two options available for this pass. The basic Explorer Pass doesn’t require a lot of pre-planning, except to decide on the number of attractions you want to see. The cards come loaded for 3, 5, 7, or 10 attractions. You can use the pass on any of the over 50 available attractions. And you have 30 days from the first use to use up the card.  Or, if you know what you want to see and do, you can use the “Build Your Own Pass” option and create a pass that’s good for specific attractions.


City Pass

City Pass is a ticket booklet with discount admissions to six attractions. The attractions included are The Empire State Building Observatory, American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Top of the Rock or Guggenheim Museum, and the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island or Circle Line Cruises.  The pass booklets are good for nine consecutive days.


New York Pass

This pass gets you free admission to about 80 available attractions for a certain number of days. You can buy 1, 2, 3, or 7 day passes. It’s good for consecutive days only.  This one’s a good deal if you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing over a limited number of days.


New York Sightseeing Pass

This pass offers some exclusives that you won’t get with the other passes, including entry to One World Observatory, Go AirLink airport shuttle service, and several dining options. The Sightseeing Pass comes in two varieties – a Day pass that provides access to all listed attractions for the number of days purchased, or a FLEX pass for which you pay by the number of attractions you want to see, then have 30 days in which to see them.



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