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The New York Pass

The New York Pass is the most comprehensive of the New York Attractions Passes. The cost of the New York Pass covers admission to over 80 New York City Attractions and Tours. The trick with the New York Pass is to make sure you actually have the time to see and do the things that make the pass worthwhile.

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The New York Pass Attractions

  • 9-11 Memorial and Museum
  • 9/11 Tribute Center
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Atlantic City Excursion on Academy Bus
  • Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours
  • Blazing Saddles
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Brooklyn Bridge Sightseeing Bike Tours and Rentals
  • Brooklyn Children’s Museum
  • Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Carnegie Hall Tours
  • Central Park Bicycle Rentals & Tour
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
  • Clipper City Tall Ship Cruises
  • Dwyer Cultural Center
  • Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • Empire State Building
  • FDNY Fire Zone
  • Food on Foot Tours
  • Fraunces Tavern
  • Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour
  • Historic Richmond Town
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
  • Jewish Children’s Museum
  • Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • Make Mine Music… A Musical Walking Tour
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • NBC Studio Tour
  • New Museum
  • New York Aquarium
  • New York Hall of Science
  • New York Insider’s Shopping Tour
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • New York Skyride
  • New York Transit Museum
  • Noble Maritime Collection
  • Prospect Park Zoo
  • Queens Museum of Art
  • Queens Zoo
  • Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour
  • Rockefeller Center Tour
  • Shearwater Sailing Manhattan By Sail
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden
  • Staten Island Childrens Museum
  • Statue of Liberty Harbor Cruise
  • The Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO neighborhood tour
  • The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
  • The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
  • The Hispanic Society of America
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Museum of Sex
  • The New York City Police Museum
  • The Paley Center for Media
  • The Skyscraper Museum
  • The Studio Museum in Harlem
  • Top of the Rock
  • Tour at Lincoln Center
  • Tribute WTC Visitor Center
  • Van Cortlandt House Museum
  • Wall Street Walks
  • Wave Hill
  • Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Where It All Began… A Lower Manhattan Walking Tour
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Yankee Stadium Tour

New York Pass Attractions

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New York Passes – How They Work

The New York Pass is good for a set number of consecutive calendar days (1, 2, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Days) with access to over 80 New York City Sightseeing options.

Adult Prices range from $134 (1 Day) to $469 (10 Day). NOTE: The New York Passes are on sale very often, so please check the New York Pass website for current prices. Using an average of $20 per attraction and 3 attractions per day, it is difficult to see the value in a 1-day pass, or even the 2-day.

However, the 3-10 day New York Passes are a very good value if you take advantage of some of the more expensive tours and attractions or use the 15% discount on a Helicopter Tour (about $100 per person for 8 minutes).

NYC Insider Guide Top Value Picks Included:

  1. Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours ($59 value)
  2. Central Park Bicycle Rentals & Tours ($63 value)
  3. Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises ($44 value)

Buy The New York Pass Up to 12 Months in Advance

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New York Passes – 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 any of the New York Attractions Pass choices, such Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Cruise to Liberty Island to walk the Liberty Grounds.

Museum of Natural History

  • Includes free general admission to the Museum and Rose Center for Earth and Space
  • Discounted rates to any of the special exhibits or films that are not included with general admission.
  • Space show add Adult $12.50, Child $9.50
  • Special Exhibit or IMAX add Adult $8.50, Child $6.50

NYC Museums – Make sure to understand how NYC Museums work and the the difference between a Suggested Donation vs. an Admission Price. The New York Attractions Passes are great because they offer a donation to the Museums on your behalf.

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New York Pass Information

The New York Pass is a ‘smart card’ – like a credit card with a computer chip inside – which allows you completely cash free entry to over 55 New York tourist attractions. The New York Discount Passes offer Fast Track entry privileges to many of the busiest attractions, something very useful if you are short on time in New York City.

When you purchase the New York Pass online, you choose to either have your order delivered to you or to collect it once you arrive in New York.

Delivery – New York Passes can be delivered to the destination of your choice so you may start planning your trip in advance with their 160 page guidebook. Please allow up to 10 working days for delivery and place your order at least 2 weeks before your departure.

Collection/ Pick Up – Not enough time for delivery or just want to save the fees? Opt for collection and pick up your New York Pass just a few minutes after placing your order. If you elect to collect your pass(es) in New York, they email you a collection voucher to print and bring to their pick up location, Times Square at Planet Hollywood 45th street and Broadway

New York Pass – Testimonials


‘If you’re going to New York you must get a New York Pass. Our family of four saved over $1,000 by using the pass instead of paying entrance fees for all the attractions. We couldn’t have seen anywhere near as much of the city if we hadn’t had the pass as we couldn’t have justified paying the entrance to many’ Kimberley C, United Kingdom ★★★★★

“Not only do I feel like I got my money’s worth, and then some, it gave me more idea’s of attractions and things to do on my trip that I hadn’t even considered. I’ve told anyone I know that is thinking about a trip to New York not to go without a New York Pass” Lisa ★★★★★

“The idea of buying a NY Pass was great and paid back big time. This wasn’t only the money saving, but also the time I would have to spend otherwise, looking for attractions and planning. You saved me the time and the money” Colin from Scotland

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Tips on Using New York Attractions Passes

The first thing I recommend is to check the long range weather forecast and, if raining decide to do the museums and things that do not require good photographs on those rainy days. We picked a clear night to do the Twilight cruise. The moon was full and the sun setting on the windows set the buildings ablaze from within. The sun threw its fire across the Hudson and East River and lit up the New York Skyline in dipping colors of pink, red and yellow. It looked like a modern painting.

The architecture of the Skyline has been altered by the new buildings around Ground Zero and a new Canadian architect – John Ghery has created a twisted ribbon effect on his building, which really stands out from all angles.

The hop on hop off buses were terrific. We did the Southern loop first and the northern route on a rainy day as the museums were on that route.

I, personally, was disappointed in the Guggenheim Museum, as the art did not impress me. It was a Japanese artist named Lee. I just didn’t get it. The rest of it was good, especially liked the bottom 2 floors.

The Metropolitan Museum was exciting. I wish I had more time to look around there. I could have spent a day there. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) was fun. I was amazed by the quantity of good paintings that were there. Wish we could have gone out into the gardens, but the door was blocked.

The Passes to do all this made our enjoyment of New York so much better than if we had tried to find our way around by taxi or pot luck. I highly recommend this to anyone going to New York for the first time or for those who have not been there in a long time. New York is much cleaner and safer than I remember from some 20 years ago. I Love New York and definitely plan to return.

The New York 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.

Additional New York 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

Which is the BEST New York Attractions Pass?

Best Discount Card for NYC Attractions

Sightseeing Pass

New York Pass

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  NYC Sightseeing Pass New York City Pass Discounts New York City Explorer Pass New York CityPASS
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

Best NYC Attractions Pass for Museums

Sightseeing Pass

New York Pass

Go City New York


  NYC Sightseeing Pass New York City Pass Discounts New York City Explorer Pass New York CityPASS
9/11 Museum ✔ 9/11 or Intrepid
Natural History ✔ Admission ✔ Admission ✔ Admission ✔ Admission
✔ Planetarium
Guggenheim ✔ TOTR or Guggenheim
Intrepid ✔ 9/11 or Intrepid
Liberty/ Ellis ✔ Cruise
✔ Grounds
✔ Ellis Island/Immigration
✔ Secret Tour
✔ Cruise
✔ Grounds
✔ Ellis Island/Immigration
✔ Cruise
✔ Grounds
✔ Ellis Island/Immigration
✔ Secret Tour
✔ Ferry/Grounds or Circle Line


Best NYC Attractions Pass for Tours

Sightseeing Pass

New York Pass

Go New York


  NYC Sightseeing Pass New York City Pass Discounts New York City Explorer Pass New York CityPASS
HOHO Bus ✔ Unlimited ✔ 1 Day
✔ The RIDE
✔ 1 Day
✔ Night Tour
✔ The RIDE
Cruises ✔ Circle Line
✔ 5+ Cruises
✔ Circle Line
✔ Clipper City
✔ Circle Line
✔ 5+ Cruises
✔ Circle Line or Statue of Liberty
Food Tours ✔ 10+ Food on Foot ✔ 10+ Food on Foot ✔ 10+ Food on Foot  
Movie & TV ✔ 3+ On Location ✔ East Village, Central Park
✔ Marvel & DC Superheroes
✔ Seinfeld
✔ Marvel & DC Superheroes
✔ When Harry Met Seinfeld
Walking Tours ✔ 20+ Choices ✔ 10+ Choices ✔ 10+ Choices  
Shopping Tours ✔ Fashion Windows
✔ Macy's Historical
✔ Woodbury Common Outlets Bus
✔ Fashion Windows
✔ Holiday Markets & Lights
✔ Woodbury Common Outlets Bus
✔ Fashion Windows
✔ Woodbury Common Outlets Bus

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