The New York Pass give you unlimited access to over 80 participating attractions for 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7 days. The price of the pass varies by the number of days it covers. The use time period begins when you use the pass for the first time. The pass is good for consecutive days and is based on calendar days, not 24 hour periods. So, if you have a two day pass, it’s not a good idea to use it for the first time on an evening cruise. Plan full days of activities to get the most value out of your pass.
The New York Pass provides entry to over 80 attractions. Some of the more popular attractions inclue the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park Bike Rentals & Tours, Circle Line Cruises, Tall Ship Cruises, Discovery Times Square, Empire State Building Observation Deck, Guggenheim Museum, Luna Park at Coney Island, Museum of Modern Art, NBC Studio Tour, New York Botanical Garden, New York Water Taxi, Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Top of the Rock, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a variety of walking tours.
Where to buy The New York Pass
You can purchase The New York Pass online at the official website. They often have sale events with discount pricing.
If you’re making a last-minute order and there isn’t time to receive your pass in the mail before your trip to the city, you can opt to pick up your pass at one of the collection centers in NYC.
NewYork.com also sells The New York Pass and their price is usually a little cheaper than the regular full-price.
How to Use The New York Pass
The New York is a “smart card” with a computer chip. You’ll show your pass at each attraction and they’ll swipe it through a machine.
At some attractions, The New York Pass allows you to skip the standard ticket lines. See a list of attractions with “fast-track” entry
How Much Do You Save?
How much money you save with The New York Pass depends on which attractions you visit and how many attractions you manage to fit in a day. This pass is best for people who can plan out full days of sightseeing. To determine if The New Pass will prove to be a good value for you, try planning out what you’ll see each day and adding up the total cost of the regular admission prices. If the cost of The New York Pass is less than the total cost of regular admissions, it’s a good deal.
Other Attraction Pass Options
Other New York City attraction pass options to consider.
The New York Explorer Pass takes the opposite approach from The New York Pass. With The New York Explorer Pass, you choose how many attractions you want to see (3, 5, 7, or 10) and then you have 30 days to see them.
CityPass covers six of the most popular attractions in New York City and allows you nine days to visit them.
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