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New York Pass – ideal for our visit to New York City

Updated on May 8, 2012

New York Pass - plenty of attractions included

We’ve decided to splash out and take the family to New York City for a few days, and as part of this jaunt to the Big Apple we want to take in as many of the famous (and not so famous) attractions as humanly possible. While still having a good time of course, we don’t want it to be too much like a military operation. So, with this in mind, we had a look at the best way to see some of those famous attractions.

The first thing that became obvious, is that it’s not going to be cheap! Then again, taking 2 adults and 2 children anywhere is seldom cheap. We want to go up the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)… plus a load more. What we decided to do was go for the New York Pass*, this pass gives you access to loads of attractions. You buy the pass at the start of your break, and entry to 70 plus attractions is included in the price.

There was an awful lot of deliberation going on before stumped up the New York Pass purchase price though. We added together all the entry prices of the things we wanted to do, and compared that to the New York Pass purchase price. And, there wasn’t much difference in the cost. So why purchase the New York Pass then? There’s 3 reasons we opted for the New York Pass, and these are:

Less queuing with the New York Pass

Having the New York Pass means there is less queuing to get into the attraction – the so called “Fast Track”. We thought that’d be handy. Although we’re Brits – and therefore famous for liking to queue, there’s only so many queues you can join before the novelty wears off


Although the cost saving isn’t too great on the things we definitely want to see, there’s no telling where else we’ll go now that we’ve got “free” entry”.

Experience new attractions

As there’s 70 odd attractions available to you once you’ve bought the New York Pass, there’s no telling where you’ll end up. For example, the “New York Botanical Garden” isn’t something that particularly takes our fancy, and for the four of us to get in it would cost just over $50; therefore we’d give that a miss. But as the New York Botanical Garden is included in the New York Pass, we may just pay a visit – who knows, it could be the high-light of our holiday. It might not be, but as we didn’t have to pay the $56 to get in, it doesn’t matter!

New York Pass

So there you go, should you be looking to spend a few days in New York City, it may be worth looking at the New York Pass* to see what you can get out of your stay.

*I’ve put in a couple of links to the “New York Pass”, these links are called affiliate links – and what that means is, should you click on one of those links, and purchase a New York Pass, I get a very small percentage of the purchase price from the New York Pass people. You certainly don’t have to pay anything extra for this. Just thought I’d mention this in the interests of fairness.


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      Julester 6 years ago from England

      Hi kashmir56, thanks for that. I expect there will be a few more hubs on New York to come!

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      Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi Julester, This is great and very useful information for anyone planing a trip to New York this summer. Hope you enjoy a great vacation in New York .

      Vote up and more !!!

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      Julester 6 years ago from England

      Hi bwilder652003 - yep, there's certainly plenty of choice. Looking thru the list, there's at least one museum we won't be going to with a couple of nippers though!

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      bwilder652003 6 years ago

      Thank you for the piece of advice. I am going to NYC this late summer to do research for my series of books. Will look into the pass for the fun things to do.


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