New York CityPass
There are a lot of attractions in New York. Almost all of them typically have an admission fee and take a lot of time waiting. For this purpose the special booklet of tickets was introduced which includes admission to the most interesting attractions and offers discounts. It is a very convenient option for tourists. Though admission to all museums in NYC is free, there is usually a panel at the entrance with a suggested fee. And all visitors pay suggested admission fee of $20 per museum. That is why if you want to get free admission to the museum and don’t want somebody to frown at you we recommend to buy the CityPass.
There are two types of the CityPass:
1. CityPASS (2023)
Includes only the main attractions. You can buy it online, print it out and take along. Entering the first attraction it is replaced with plastic card which is valid for 9 days.
What’s included in CityPASS:
1. Empire State Building Observatory
2. American Museum of Natural History and a Hayden Planetarium Space Show
3. Metropolitan Museum of Art (suggested donation of $25)
4. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum OR Rockefeller Center Observatory
5. 2-Hour Boat Cruise ($41) OR a boat to Liberty and Ellis islands ($18)
6. 9/11 Memorial & Museum ($24) OR Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum ($31)
So you see that these are rather interesting places which attract 95% of tourists in NYC, their total value is $202, but the price of the CityPass is $122 ($98 for the age of 6-17). Moreover it allows you to skip the long ticket-buying line.
2. The New York Pass
Almost everything included! This pass is designed for travelers who want to see as many museums and attractions as they can. There are a book, which describes in details all the interesting places and a card with a free pass almost to all museums and attractions of New York City + priority pass, discounts in restaurants, souvenirs and much more. It costs more, but the basic principle here is more sights you see, the more money you save. Period of validity on your choice: 1, 2, 3 or 7 days.
Discounts and special offers are available only online! Read more on their official site.