Discount New York Attractions

Unless you’re looking for a cheap ticket to the hit Broadway Musical The Book of Mormon, there are easy ways to find discounts to many New York City tourist attractions. If you’re planning a trip to the Big Apple, here are some ideas about where to look for discounts to well-known New York attractions that draw visitors from all around the world.

New York Pass

The New York Pass is a great way to save money on more than 55 of the most popular New York City attractions. For one heavily-discounted price, the New York Pass allows you to visit the NY Skyride, Madame Tussauds New York, over a dozen museums, the Empire State Building Observation Deck, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, rent bicycles in Central Park, and see many more NYC attractions. The New York Pass can be bought for 1, 2, 3 or 7 days – and it comes with a 176-page guidebook with helpful information about all the New York attractions it covers. Once you’ve activated your New York Pass you can visit as many New York City tourist attractions as your schedule (and feet!) can handle.

New York CityPASS

If you just want to focus on several key New York City attractions, another discount pass to consider is the New York CityPASS. Once you activate the CityPASS, you’ll have nine days to use it, and it’s valid for one-time admission (at about half price) to six of the most popular New York City tourist attractions – the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), and your choice of two “option tickets” – you can visit the Statue or Liberty & Ellis Island or go on a Circle Line Cruise, then choose either the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Plaza or admission to the Guggenheim Museum.

Groupon and Living Social

You can also save on NYC attractions – plus shopping and dining as well – by registering on social network sites like Groupon and Living Social. In order to enjoy the benefits of these discounts on New York attractions, register on Groupon and Living Social with a Manhattan zip code – 10018 is midtown Manhattan, which should offer the chance to enjoy a wide variety of New York City attractions. Once you’re signed up, you’ll receive daily deals which might even include hotel accommodations (Groupon Getaways work in partnership with Expedia). Since these offers are directed at residents, you’ll have the chance to check out some New York attractions that are off the beaten path – but remember this: social network discount deals on New York City attractions generally have an expiration date, so don’t sign up too far in advance of your visit.

Ticket Coupons

If the concept of pieces of paper isn’t too 20th century to consider, check out ticket coupons for discounts to New York City attractions. You can find many of these at two official visitor centers in midtown Manhattan – the NYC Information Center is at 810 Seventh Avenue (between 52nd and 53rd Street) and just down the street is the Times Square Information Center, located on Seventh Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets. At either location, in addition to state-of-the-art high-tech information displays, you’ll find many discount coupons for New York City tourist attractions. Tickets to Broadway shows, sightseeing tours, restaurant coupons – choose the NYC attractions you want to see, and you’re bound to find discount ticket coupons you can use!