New York is a great place to visit, but visiting some of the attractions can add up. The Big Apple is one of the most expensive tourist destinations the world, and NYC is loaded with must-see attractions. Add that to the fact that NYC is one of the busiest places on earth, and it can become overwhelming. That’s where the New York Pass and Double-Decker Bus Tour combo comes in. The low-cost New York City Pass gives you over 90 New York City attraction discounts.
All of the major attractions are included. Start your stay in NYC with a free one-day hop-on-hop-off bus tour. You’ll see these specially made tour buses all around the city. Sit up high on the open top deck and look 360°over traffic as your onboard tour guide gives you the history and interesting tidbits about each of the stops. Learn about the neighborhoods and boroughs while your driver handles the famed New York City traffic.
Hop-on and off at any of the stops. Most of the big tourist attractions are on the route including the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, the Statue of Liberty, the 9/11 Memorial, United Nations, and more.
There’s a lot to see, and the Big Bus is the best way to see it all. My favorite way to see a city is to ride the tour bus all of the ways through. In this case, it’s actually 3 different tour routes that are included. Then I can go back and see the attractions that caught my eye.
Driving yourself around the city isn’t practical. There is too much traffic and very little parking. Use your bus tour for the general layout of the city. Then you can walk, subway, Uber, or cab when you want to revisit a destination.
The Statue of Liberty is a must for any first-time visitor. Lady Liberty sits on Liberty Island where she can be seen from the shore, but the best way is to take a short ferry ride out to see the Statue. Stop at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum on the way back. The Ferry ride and museum admission are free with the New York Pass.
Everyone needs to see the iconic Empire State Building. It was a marvel in its time, stretching over 1000 feet up into the air. The 86th-floor observation deck looks out over the skyline with a 360° view. Stop at the 80th floor for the Dare to Dream exhibit showing the building’s full story. Over 3.5 million people visit every year, and film history shows records that Fay Wray and King Kong visited the Empire State Building in the 1930’s.
New York City Attraction Discounts – Museums
Museum lovers, New York City is for you, and the New York Pass has you covered. Your admission is free at dozens of museums with the pass, see them all here, including some of the best in the world. The American Museum of Natural History is one of the largest museums in the world, and there’s nothing else like MoMA for modern art. Then go over to the Guggenheim Museum, for the best art of the 20th century, or the Whitney Museum of American Art. Not an art fan, your list of free museum admissions covers all sorts of museums from the Brooklyn Children’s Museum to the International Photography Museum, and even the Museum of Sex. And don’t forget the 9/11 museum.
New York City Attraction Discounts – Walking Tours
Are you a walker? New York City streets were made for you, and your New York Pass includes guided walking tours of many of the Big Apple’s favorite places. Check here for a list. Or rent a bike for a day, included with your pass.
New York City is always busy, but the New York Pass lets you skip the lines at some of the city’s busiest attractions. Go right in with Fast Track at the Lincoln Center, Top of the Rock, Rockefeller Center, MoMA, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum and others. Your admission is covered, and you get a shortcut.
Many of the most popular tours and attractions sell out in advance, especially during school vacation times. And New York City is known for ticket scalpers who offer sold out tickets at premium prices. With the Pass, you have a way around sold-out attractions and guarantee more sightseeing-per-hour. Simply buy your New York Pass online here in advance. Then call your favorite covered attractions and reserve your spot. Some will ask for a credit card guarantee, but it will be refunded when you present your pass.
Want a free guidebook? The New York Pass offers a free 250-page guidebook with pass purchase. Along with it, get a free NYC tourist map, a free NYC subway map, and a free Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off route map. Or download it all on their smartphone app. Either way, you save another 8 or 10 dollars that a guidebook would cost.
Does this all sound like a lot? It is. New York City is one of the world’s largest and most vibrant cities, and it’s been a center of American culture since its founding.
Look at these New York City Attraction Discounts!
Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off…You save $59.00
Empire State Building…You save $34.00
Maddam Tussaud’s…You save $37.00
9/11 Memorial and Museum…You save $24.00
New York Skyride…You save $35.00
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island…You save $18.00
Metropolitan Museum of Art…You save $25.00
Most offer No Waiting – Skip Lines!
And more: You get New York City attraction discounts at over 90 places throughout the city, but alas, not everything can be free. A famous New Yorker, Fiorello La Guardia, once said: “there’s no free lunch.” But your New York Pass will get you discounts at bunches of restaurants throughout the city.
It’s a big city, and the New York Pass is a big card. Check out these discounts and more at NewYorkPass.com. Booking online is cheaper than buying on site, and some features like the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off bus aren’t included with last-minute purchases. And guidebooks in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish are available online only.