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CityPASS New York

Admission to New York City’s Top 6 Attractions

The New York CityPASS (City Pass New York) is the most basic (but covers a LOT) New York City Attractions Pass, and offers you a direct savings with minimal marketing tricks. If six attractions, out of a choice of 9, on this City Pass New York are in your New York vacation plans, then the New York CityPASS is a great value.

Mobile or Printed Ticket Options. No paper or booklet necessary. Just show your smartphone to enter attractions!

City Pass New York – Cost of Attractions

The New York CityPASS is either shown on your smartphone or in a paper ticket booklet with Admission to six attractions over 9 days.

1) Empire State Experience

2) American Museum of Natural History

3) Guggenheim Museum OR Top of the Rock

4) 9/11 Memorial & Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

5) Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise OR Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise.

Extra Value included:

  • $5 coupon for NYC Bus Tour
  • 15% Bloomingdales certificate
  • 15% off plus priority seating at Patina Group Restaurants (Rockefeller Center + more)

CityPASS New York – NYC Insider Notes

Statue of Liberty – getting Statue of Liberty tickets for INSIDE the Statue of Liberty Museum is difficult and there is only ONE way to get this reservation. Do not confuse getting a reservation for Statue of Liberty tickets with the New York City Pass Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise to Liberty Island to walk the Liberty Grounds.

City Pass New York – How it Works

New York CityPASS – either the booklet or smartphone bar code – contains your discounted admission to six of New York’s most famous attractions.

How to get the get the New York CityPASS :

Placing Orders

When placing orders for the New York CityPASS, you receive an email containing a mobile ticket with a barcode that is simply presented on a mobile device for entry into the attractions. 

There is also the option to print the e-ticket— the printed e-ticket is presented for entry at the participating attractions, they are not vouchers to be redeemed for ticket booklets.

Every attraction has signs indicating where CityPASS ticket holders may present their tickets to avoid most entrance ticket lines. However, these are the most-popular attractions in New York City – and the U.S. – and there may be lines in summer, on weekends and holidays. In addition, there are unavoidable airport-like security lines to clear at the Empire State Building and before boarding a Statue Cruises ferry to visit Ellis and Liberty islands.

New York CityPASS – Testimonials


nyctraveller – Minnesota
For someone who wants to experience as much as possible on a trip, the city pass was perfect. I will be recommending that my Dad picks up a City Pass New York on his planned visit to NYC. Loved skipping the lines at the Top of the Rock to view the sun setting on Manhattan, we would have missed it otherwise!


Jennifer – San Diego, CA
Just returned from my first trip to NYC. Bought the City Pass at the recommendation of a friend. It was more than worth it. Not only does it save a few dollars overall, but more importantly to me is it allows you in the ‘VIP’ or group entrances and you can save so much time not waiting in the long lines everywhere…which allows more time for sight-seeing! Will definitely use CityPass again!


michelle – edinburgh
Absolutely brilliant value when you do the math. We were in NYC for 6 days and used all our vouchers making it well worth it. I will be recommending this to anyone I knwo is going to New York and would consider buying a pass if i visited any of the other cities on offer. To save money on travel also, buy a weekly metro pass for $27 for all buses & subway trips for 7 days! You know it makes sense.


Daniel – Basque Country
CityPass covers the main attractions for a first time visit to NYC of about 7 days. The best part of it is skipping the lines. So get your citypass but don’ t tell anybody else! And don´t forget what is not included in the pass: go to a musical, a basketball game, dine in Soho, stroll around the streets, etc. And visit Rockefeller Center at 4:30 pm on a Wednesday and say hi to the grannies.

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Additional New York City Attractions Pass Advantages

  • Budgeting – know what you’re going to spend and potential exchange rate bonus
  • Lines – unpredictable, but they may gain you an advantage, they certainly can’t hurt
  • All come with mini guide books and coupons to different things

The New York City Pass Discounts only offer you entrance to a small part of what makes New York City so special. Ultimately, you have to decide how much you want to take on while you’re here, and how much room you want to leave for our New York City Events and Neighborhoods. Remember, some of us live exhilarating lives here and go years without seeing any attractions at all.

Read our Disclosure on NYC Pass Discounts.

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Central Park

✔ Bike Tour
✔ Walking Tours
✔ Zoo

✔ Bike Tour
✔ Victorian Gardens (summer)
✔ Walking Tours
✔ Bike Tour
✔ Victorian Gardens (summer)
✔ Walking Tour
Empire State Building X $40 Credit to Use ✔ 86th Floor ✔ 86th Floor ✔ 86th Floor
✔ Same Night Re-entry
Madame Tussauds ✔ Included ✔ Included ✔Included  
One World Observatory ✔ Included ✔ Included ✔ Included  
Rockefeller Center ✔TOTR ✔Rock Center Tour
✔ Rock Center Tour
✔TOTR or Guggenheim
Liberty/ Ellis ✔ Cruise
✔ Grounds
✔ Ellis Island/Immigration
✔ Secret Tour
✔ Cruise
✔ Grounds
✔ Ellis Island/Immigration
✔ Cruise
✔ Grounds
✔ Ellis Island/Immigration
✔ Secret Tour
✔Ferry/Grounds/Ellis or Circle Line

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Welcome! I'm Melissa, a fourth generation New Yorker, who has been lucky enough to live in New York for over 30 years. I love just about everything in New York City, the very reason I started this web site, and I look forward to sharing it all with you. Please explore the New York City Insider Guide at your own pace. I hope it helps you plan your New York City Vacation, so you not only go home as a NYC Insider, but plan to visit us again soon.

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