New York CityPASS

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New York CityPASS

The New York CityPASS is a real must-have if you are visiting New York for the first time. For adults you pay around A$186 and for children up until 18 years around A$147 for entrance to six top attractions, saving up to 40% on normal rates. The New York CityPASS is easy to use and valid for 9 days from the day of its first use.

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6 Top Attractions

If you want to see the highlights of New York, enjoy museums and see the city from a different perspective then you best purchase the New York CityPASS. Because the pass is valid for 9 days, you don’t need to worry about rushing around and you can plan everything at your own pace. The pass gives you entrance to 6 attractions, but even if you only visit the Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock, a museum and take one of the boat tours, you will still have saved on the normal rates.

New York CityPASS Attractions:

  • The Empire State Building including an audio tour
  • Top of the Rock OR The Guggenheim Museum including audio tour
  • The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR one of the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
  • 9/11 Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (including same-day admission to The Met Cloisters)

New York CityPASS - 911 Museum New York CityPASS - Circle Line Cruise

How does the New York CityPASS work?

You can order the New York CityPASS safely and easily here. A QR-code will then be sent to your email, which you can show on your phone at the attractions of your choice to get in. You can also print this code if you prefer a physical pass. The pass is valid for 9 days, starting from the day of its first use.

With the New York CityPASS, you can visit 6 attractions. As mentioned, you will have to choose between visiting the 9/11 Museum or the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. You need to also decide whether you visit the Top of the Rock or go see the Guggenheim Museum. A boat tour is included but you have to make a choice between visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or taking one of the Circle Line Cruises. The Landmark Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise, Liberty Cruise, or a ride on The BEAST are included with the pass.

Did you know that New York CityPASS entitles you to a second same-day visit to Empire State Building for free? Visit first during the day and then return for free at night. The second visit is possible in May-August from 22:00 until closing time and in September – April from 20:00 until closing time. Great way to view the city during the day but also admire the beautiful night lights.

New York CityPASS - Empire State Building New York CityPASS Metropolitan Museum of Art

Benefits of the New York CityPASS

There are many more benefits of the New York CityPASS: It is possible to skip the queues at a lot of the offered attractions, by using the VIP entrances. Plus, you will receive a couple of discount coupons. At most of the attractions, you can also reserve a time slot in advance. During busy times such as spring break, summer and holidays, it’s recommended to make reservations to ensure you can enter at your preferred time. (At attractions that do not require reservations, you may encounter wait times on busy days.)

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Eric’s Tip: I advise everyone to purchase the New York CityPASS if they are visiting New York for the first time. It is cheap, easy to use and because it’s valid for 9 days you can use it during the entire holiday. Making use of the VIP queues saves a lot of time. Especially for the boat tours! The pass is cheaper than buying tickets on the spot – even if you don’t like visiting museums!

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