New York City Explorer Pass and Build Your Own Pass Compared

    New York Explorer Pass

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    Open in NYC: 9-11 Memorial, The Highline, Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, The Bronx Zoo, Liberty Island, in-person Sample Sales. MoMA (Aug 27), The Met (Aug 29), Natural History (Sept 9), Personal care (spa, nails), tennis, volleyball, basketball, places of worship (@ 25 % capacity). There is currently no open date for indoor dining, theaters and shopping malls. Gyms should open late August, early September.

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    One of the most flexible New York City Passes is either the New York City Explorer Pass or Build Your Own, offered by Smart Destinations. Both passes are printable from home or available on your smartphone. Both offer a choice of over 40 attractions or tours and you only pay what exactly you want to see. The Explorer pass lets you buy a number of attractions (like 5, 7 or 10) and you choose which of the 40 options you want to see while you’re here. The Build Your Own pass lets you choose exactly what you want to see and pay only for those attractions.

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