What Is a New York Pass?

New York City attraction passes give you the opportunity to see a number of New York attractions for just one heavily-discounted price. When you buy the New York Pass, you won’t have to stop and pay entry fees at more than 70 New York City attractions – as long as you (and your feet!) can last, there’s always something to see or do in New York that’s featured on the New York Pass.

How Does a New York Pass Work?

The New York Pass can be bought for 1, 2, 3 or 7 days. When you purchase a New York Pass, you’ll also get a 176-page guidebook that has information about all the available New York City attractions, including a map with the location of each, which will help in planning your busy day visiting as many New York attractions as possible.

Your New York Pass becomes activated the first time you use it at a New York attraction and is then valid for the number of days you purchased. If you have a multiple-day New York Pass, you must use it on consecutive days. There’s no limit to the number of attractions you can visit in a day, but you can only visit each attraction once – and keep in mind that the New York Pass defines “day” as a calendar day, not a 24-hour period, so if you activate your pass in the afternoon, it’s only good until midnight on that day.

Which NYC Attractions Can I See with a New York Pass?

Once you’ve activated the New York Pass, you go from one end of the city to another and not have to pay for admission to over 70 New York City attractions. These include numerous museums – in all five of the city’s boroughs! – the Empire State Building Observation Deck, bicycle rentals in Central Park, Madame Tussauds New York, a Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour, New York Skyride … the list of NYC attractions goes on and on! You can get from place to place on the New York Water Taxi with the New York Pass, and if the NYC attractions you’re visiting have a New York Pass sign, there’s a good chance that instead of waiting on a long line at the entrance you’ll get in right away.

What are the Alternatives to a New York Pass?

In addition to the New York Pass, other New York attraction passes are available to visitors.

The New York CityPASS, which is valid for nine days once you start to use it, is good for one-time admission to six NYC attractions: the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), and 2 option tickets: either the Statue or Liberty & Ellis Island or a Circle Line Cruise, and either the Top of the Rock Observation Deck or admission to the Guggenheim Museum.

The New York Explorer Pass allows you to pick the number of New York attractions you want to visit – 3, 5, 7 or 10 – and the pass is good for 30days. In addition to a number of the most popular New York City tourist attractions, this New York attraction pass includes some unusual choices like a Gossip Girl Tour, a Central Park Movie Tour and a NY Botanical Garden All Garden Pass.