New York CityPASS: Experience these top 5 attractions in NYC
The variety of unique sights, viewpoints and museums in New York is overwhelming. If you want to experience the best attractions in NYC, you have to dig deep into your pocket. Not with the New York CityPASS. See 6 of the top 9 attractions and save real money with the ticket booklet for nine consecutive days.
1. Empire State Building
On the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, an unforgettable view awaits you from the outdoor terrace. Get a bird's eye view of Manhattan and explore Central Park, Hudson River, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, and of course the Statue of Liberty. With the New York Citypass you have the opportunity to visit the landmark of New York twice. During the day you can see every detail, while at night you admire the play of lights on the New York skyline. A ticket for the Empire State Building costs 47$ at the box office, thus barely 44€.
2. Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
With the CityPass in your pocket, you can look forward to a boat trip to Ellis Island and Liberty Island. While on Liberty Island you can take a short walk at the foot of the Statue of Liberty, on Ellis Island you can walk in the footsteps of the history of the former Immigrant Reception Centre. The CityPASS includes the boat trip, the entrance to the Immigration Museum and audio guides for both islands. Not included in the ticket booklet is the ascent to the crown. Tickets for the ascent must be booked up to three months in advance. Entrance fee without the discount passes: 18$ (approx. 17€)
3. American Museum of Natural History
In the fascinating natural history museum the film "Nachts im Museum" was shot. But not only the exhibits of the cinema film can be discovered on a tour. Experience the 94-meter-long blue whale, dinosaur and look forward to the new Space Show at the Hayden Planetarium with the CityPASS. At the LeFrak IMAM Theatre you can look forward to a 2D or 3D movie with this pass. Admission without the ticket booklet: 27$ (about 25€).
4. Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met is the most visited museum and the most visited attraction in New York. Since 2015 it has also been considered the best museum in the world. Take a journey through time from prehistory to the present day at the Museum of Art and admire the highlights of art history. With the CityPASS you can walk past the endless queue. On the same day you will also be given access to the numerous special exhibitions and The Met Cloisters. Without the pass the entrance fee to the museum is 25$ (approx. 23€)
5. 9/11 Memorial and Museum
The 9/11 Memorial still commemorates the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, and while you can once again commemorate the victims of terror in America at the reflection pools, take a close look at the day "9/11" in the museum. The ticket is included in the CityPASS. You can visit the memorial from April to September always after 14:00. At the box office the entrance costs 26$ (approx. 24€)
Travel tips for the New York City Passes
How does the New York CityPASS work?
Buy the NY City Pass before you travel. You will receive a voucher, a kind of booking confirmation, by e-mail. Upon presentation of the voucher at one of the participating sights, you will receive your ticket booklet.
What does the New York CityPASS include?
Tickets for the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History are an integral part of the CityPASS. You can also choose to visit the "Top of the Rock" viewing platform or the Guggenheim Museum. Finally, you have to decide: Board the Circle Line boat tours or the boat trips to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
What alternatives are there?
The CityPass New York is only one option among the discount passes. Other ticket booklets are the New York Explorer Pass, the Freestyle Pass and the New York Pass.
New York City: Which passport is the best?
Which Citypass is the best depends on your program and your time. 1. With the Explorer Pass you are flexible in terms of time. The pass is valid for 30 days and except for the 9/11 Memorial all top attractions and sights are included. With this ticket booklet you can also use various hop-on hop-off bus tours free of charge and take part in numerous boat tours. Prices for the Explorer Pass vary according to the number of attractions booked. 2. The Freestyle Pass is the "Tourist Pass" suitable for lovers of Hop-on Hop-off tours. Discover New York on the All Around Tour, and enjoy exploring the metropolis from a double-decker. You can also choose your three favorites from all the top attractions in New York and enjoy free admission. In addition to the classics, you can also visit Madame Tussauds, for example. This citypass remains valid for 72 hours. Perfect for the short trip or stopover in New York. 3. The CityPASS is one of the discount passes that focuses on the top attractions. A total of six tickets are included in the pass, including boat tours. City tours are not included in the CityPASS. The pass is valid for nine days from the first day of use. The maximum saving on the entrance fees is 41%.
Why is the New York Explorer Pass recommended?
The Explorer Pass is probably the most popular city card in New York. With this pass you can choose from over 50 attractions and tours, receive a pocket guide with many useful travel tips and additional discounts in restaurants and shops. Your choice: free admission to 3,5,7 or 10 attractions without having to stand in line. You can save up to 45% on the regular admission prices.