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The New York Pass is a great option if you want to experience everything New York has to offer by seeing and doing a lot. You pay a fixed price depending on if you buy a pass for one, two, three, four, five, seven or ten consecutive days. The New York Pass gives you access to a variety of museums and top attractions, you can go on tours, rent bikes – the list goes on! In total, you can choose from over 100 attractions and activities.
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Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Included
Hop-On Hop-Off buses are ideal for those who want to relax while seeing a lot of the city. I advise people to take a full tour of the city before they start visiting attractions. It’s the perfect way to get to know the city. When you buy a New York Pass, it also includes a 1-day Hop-On Hop-Off ticket for Big Bus. With this ticket, you can tour the Uptown and Downtown loops.
How do I get a New York Pass?
After purchase you can choose for a digital pass or you can download your pass as a PDF, which you can print. I always recommend printing your pass, just in case your phone is not working. All the information you need about the tours and attractions included with the pass can be found here.
How does the New York Pass work?
After you’ve downloaded your pass, you can start using it right away. For tours and some attractions you need to have a time slot or reservation. When you make a reservation, you don’t activate your New York Pass so you can make reservations prior to arriving in New York. To make a reservation and to see a complete overview click here.
To activate your pass you just show it on your phone or printed at the attraction entrance. The first time you use it, the pass will be activated and will then be valid for consecutive days based on the duration you purchased.
I recommend activating the New York Pass by visiting your first attraction early in the morning. This is because the pass is valid for a number of consecutive calendar days. Most of the attractions are open early and it’ll be less crowded so you can avoid long queues. An extra benefit of the pass: sometimes it helps to get in faster, for example, because there is a special queue for pass holders, you have to make a reservation or you can easily get your pass scanned. In addition, you don’t pay any extra at the attractions, just the pass is enough! In the end, the pass is easy to use and saves you a lot of money.
As the 9/11 Museum is not included in this pass, you can buy a ticket with time slot separately. This will allow you to visit the museum at your preferred time, ensuring entry and preventing your schedule from getting bogged down by long queues at New York's busiest attraction. Buy your 9/11 Museum tickets here.
What attractions and activities should I choose?
You probably won’t have time to visit all of the attractions. But there’s no need to worry about that. Even when you buy a 1-day New York Pass and visit 3 top attractions you will still save at least $58. The pass gives you a wide variety of options. Here’s a small, categorised selection:
Iconic New York
The New York Pass gives you entrance to some of New York’s most iconic attractions. You can’t miss out on seeing the Empire State Building, the 9/11 Museum and the Statue of Liberty.
Do you love history? Then you can do a lot with the New York Pass: among others, you can visit the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of the City of New York and the 9/11 Museum.
If you like being outside, visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden or New York Botanical Garden. If you just want to go out and explore, I recommend making use of the Central Park bike rentals and taking one of the many boat tours and cruises. And don’t forget to enjoy a great view of the city from the Top of the Rock, Edge or the Empire State Building!
Arts and Culture
Art fanatics should definitely pay a visit to MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim, as well as taking the Radio City Music Hall Tour. And if you want to explore more of the city’s cultural diversity then you can take a variety of tours such as the Bronx Tour or the SoHo-Little Italy-Chinatown Walking Tour.
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