Difference between New York Sightseeing Day Pass & New York Pass

Difference between New York Sightseeing Day Pass and New York Pass

What is the difference between the New York Sightseeing Day Pass and the New York Pass? The New York Sightseeing Day Pass and the New York Pass are discount passes for New York. With which, you can get the most out of your stay. You can visit unlimited attractions with both passes. There are differences between the passes with regards to the attractions and tours that are included. Do you prefer to sightsee at your own pace? Then go for the New York Sightseeing Flex Pass.

Tours and attractions

Both the New York Sightseeing Day Pass and the New York Pass are valid for over 100 tours and attractions. With both you can visit, along with many more, the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, Edge, Liberty Island and MoMA. With the Day Pass, it’s possible to take the Hornblower Alive After Five Cruise. The New York Pass includes all Circle Line Cruises, as well as the Best of NYC and Sunset Cruise.

The main difference is that with the Day Pass, you can visit Central Park Zoo, Bronx Zoo, Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, rent an electric bike or scooter, and it offers a transfer from one of the airports to Manhattan. These are not included with the New York Pass. In addition, you can have a free or heavily discounted lunch. With the New York Pass, you can visit the 9/11 Museum.

Hop on Hop off bus

A ticket for a Hop on Hop off bus tour is included with both passes. With both passes you get a Big Bus ticket for one day, which allows you to take the Uptown and Downtown route. This is the perfect way to get to know the city in the first days of your trip.

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Observation decks

What’s great about the passes is with both you can visit all four observation decks: the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory and Edge. No matter which decks you decide to go to, both passes have you covered.

Helicopter Flight

The Sightseeing Day Pass gives you the option to add a helicopter flight to your purchase. This add-on costs $229 + heliport fees, making it a good deal instead of buying your helicopter flight separately.

How do the passes work?

The New York Sightseeing Day Pass and the New York Pass work in the same way. The Day Pass is available for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 days. The New York Pass can be purchased for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 days. The passes are valid on consecutive days and are activated at the moment you use them for the first time. You can visit as many attractions and tours as you wish, with a max of one visit per attraction, per pass.

Which pass should I choose?

Which pass you should choose depends on which attractions you want to visit when you are in New York. In any case, you can save a lot of money with both passes. That’s why I recommend choosing the pass that appeals to you the most. With my personal promo codes, both passes are even cheaper!

Below you can see the main differences:

New York Sightseeing Day Pass   New York Pass
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 days
$146 - $379 with my discount code! $146 – $381 with my discount code!
100+ attractions and tours 100+ attractions and tours
Special attractions:

  • Airport transfer
  • Electric bike and scooter rental
  • Woodbury Tour
  • Rooftop Bar Tour & other Nightlife Tours
  • Helicopter Flight - Add-on
Special attractions:

  • 9/11 Museum
  • Contrasts Tour
  • Special Access to Edge
  • Yankee Stadium Tour
  • Picnic option

 

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Which is better New York Pass or Sightseeing Pass?

If you want to see and do a lot then both discount passes are a great option. However, each pass gives access to different attractions. It's important you know which attractions you want to visit. Read my tips to be sure of your choice.

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