New York CityPASS

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New York City PASS

The New York CityPASS is a real must-have if you are visiting New York for the first time. For adults, you pay around £116 and for children up to 18 years old it’s around £98. Granting you entrance to five top attractions and saving up to 40% on normal entrance rates. The New York CityPASS is easy to use and valid for 9 days, from the day of its first use.

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5 Top Attractions

If you want to see the highlights of New York, enjoy museums and see the city from a different perspective, you should get a New York CityPASS. As the pass is valid for 9 days, you don’t need to worry about rushing around and can plan everything at your own pace. The pass gives you entrance to 5 top attractions, but even if you only visit the Empire State Building, the Top of the Rock, a museum and take one of the boat tours, you will still have saved on the normal rates.

New York CityPASS Attractions:

  • The Empire State Building
  • The American Museum of Natural History

Plus admission to 3 of these attractions:

  • Top of the Rock
  • The Guggenheim Museum
  • The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • One of the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Intrepid Museum

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How does the New York CityPASS work?

You can order the New York CityPASS safely and easily here. A QR-code or a barcode will then be sent to your email, which you can show on your phone at the attractions of your choice to get in. You can also print this code if you prefer a physical pass. The pass is valid for 9 days, starting from the day of its first use.

With the New York CityPASS, you can visit 5 attractions, each attraction once. Both the Empire State Building and the American Museum of Natural History are always included in the pass. In addition, you get admission to 3 attractions of your choice. You can choose between Top of the Rock, the 9/11 Museum, the Intrepid Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the boat tour to the Statue of Liberty and one of the Circle Line Cruises. The Landmarks Cruise and the Liberty Cruise are the options on the pass.

Did you know that New York CityPASS entitles you to a second, same-day visit to the Empire State Building, for free? Visit first during the day, then return, for free at night. Your second visit is permitted between May and August, from 19:00 until closing time. It’s a great way to view the city during the day and also admire the beautiful night lights.

Eric’s Tip: “The New York CityPASS is valid for 9 days, which is enough for your trip. With the pass, you have less choice, but you can reserve a time slot in advance for all of the included attractions. This ensures that you can always enter the attraction, even if it’s very busy. If you prefer this, then this is an ideal discount pass for you.”

Benefits of the New York CityPASS

With the New York CityPASS, you have certain benefits: for every attraction included in the pass, you can reserve a time slot in advance. This ensures that you can enter at your preferred time and get in faster. Plus, you will receive a couple of discount coupons.

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New York CityPASS C3

Another option by CityPASS is the New York CityPASS C3. This pass allows you to visit 3 of 11 attractions.
You can pick 3 of the following New York attractions:

  • The Empire State Building
  • The American Museum of Natural History
  • Top of the Rock
  • The Guggenheim Museum
  • The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • One of the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
  • 9/11 Museum
  • Intrepid Museum
  • Edge Observation Deck
  • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • A City Cruise by Hornblower

This pass is also valid for 9 days, allowing you to visit the attractions at your leisure. The price of the CityPASS C3 is less than the standard CityPASS, which gives you access to five attractions.

Buy your New York CityPASS C3 here

How much is a CityPASS for New York?

The New York CityPASS is around £116 but in most cases it's not the best value for money. Use my tool to figure out which pass is best for you.

Is the New York CityPASS worth it?

Anyone going to New York should get a discount pass and the CityPASS is a good option for first-time visitors. Read here why.

What is New York CityPASS?

The New York CityPASS is an attraction pass that includes admission to 5 of New York City's most popular sights

What is New York CityPASS C3?

The New York CityPASS C3 is an attraction pass that allows you to visit 3 attractions in New York. You can choose between 11 attractions. Buy your C3 Pass for New York here.

About the Author

Hey there, I'm Eric! I'm a true New York fan with over 20 years of experience visiting and living in NYC. Here on my website, I share all my tips and valuable information to help you make the most of your trip. I personally test and regularly re-test everything on my site to ensure that what I write is useful, honest, and always up-to-date.
If you have questions, need more free tips, or want me to check your itinerary, please email me at eric@newyork.co.uk. You can also follow me on Facebook to get daily updates from New York.

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