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Top Things To Do In New York

New York City is larger than life: in population, in square feet (think of the five boroughs), in culture and food, in arts and entertainment. Visitors to New York have the world at their fingertips, from Uptown to Downtown and beyond. There’s so much to do and see, no two visits will ever be quite the same. Whether it’s your first visit to Gotham or your fifteenth, these top things to do in New York capture the energy, spirit and style of the city.

Empire State Building Experience

No visit to New York City would be complete without a stop at this masterpiece of Art Deco design, and perhaps the most famous office building in the world.

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Statue of Liberty

A stirring symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty has been a beacon in New York Harbor since 1886. A gift from the people of France, the Statue was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel.

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Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Ellis Island, the portal through which millions of immigrants entered the United States, is a must-see for anyone interested in the personal stories of those who came to America in search of a new beginning.

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American Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur fossils? Check. Theories of evolution? Check. Planetarium space show and IMAX theater? Double-check.

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Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

Amazing views, the best guides, and modern, comfortable boats – no matter which of Circle Line’s sightseeing cruises you choose, you’ll get all three.

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Guggenheim Museum

Known as much for what’s on the outside as what’s on the inside, the Guggenheim Museum is simply stunning.

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9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial honors the thousands of people killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and those who died in the World Trade Center bombing in 1993.

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Top of the Rock® Observation Deck & Rockefeller Center

Whether it’s peeking in on NBC’s Today show, cheering for Radio City Music Hall’s dancing Rockettes, or spinning on an ice rink presided over by Prometheus himself.

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Space shuttles, spy planes, and submarines... all this and more can be seen and experienced at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum located right on the Hudson River inside the aircraft carrier Intrepid.

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Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises

When you need a relaxing getaway within your getaway, Hornblower Cruises of New York supplies just the right mixture of relaxation, merriment, and amazing views.

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MoMA

Established in 1929, MoMA opened its doors to the public with art that had and would continue to change the world. Today, the collection consists of over 200,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, architecture, photography, and more.

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Edge at Hudson Yards

Boasting a unique design, a glass floor, and angled glass walls, the Edge at Hudson Yards is the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, providing one-of-a-kind breathtaking views of the city that never sleeps.

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Central Park

Thought of as the city’s playground, Central Park covers 843 acres (341 hectares) and is located in the heart of Manhattan.

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Times Square

Located in Midtown Manhattan at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Times Square has often been referred to as The Crossroads of the World. Full of bright lights and billboards, it also serves as the hub of the Theater District.

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Theater District

A trip to New York isn’t complete until you’ve taken in a Broadway Show. This famed theatrical experience is like no other, and the quality is unmatched anywhere else in the world.

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High Line

Running along the Hudson River on New York City’s West side, the High Line is an old New York city railroad-turned-park that is endowed with nature’s green gifts and great vibes.

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Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal is one of the oldest original pieces of architecture still standing in New York. In the early 1900s, this terminal brought mass commute to America in a beautiful way.

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Yankee Stadium

Even if you’re not a baseball fan, it’s hard not to know the names of the famous baseball players of the New York Yankees. Yogi Berra, Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle, just to name a few. Fall in love with American baseball at the one and only Yankee Stadium.

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Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, pinned as "the world’s most famous arena," is an entertainment powerhouse. Whether you’re watching the Knicks in an NBA game, the Rangers in an NHL match, or enjoying a concert from your favorite artist, Madison Square Garden has what you need.

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Brooklyn Bridge

Suspended over the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge connects Manhattan to Brooklyn. Designated a national historic landmark in 1964, this engineering feat is one of America’s most famous bridges and one of New Yorks greatest attractions.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Known simply as "the Met," this museum offers an unparalleled view of the world, all under one roof. In total, the Met's collections include more than two million works of art that span over five thousand years of history.

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St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Cathedral may very well be one of New York’s most sacred and most treasured landmarks. This Neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral is a very popular landmark and tourist destination.

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New York Public Library

Now over one hundred years old, the New York Public Library was built by the city’s most prominent architects of the day. The library is guarded by two marble lions nicknamed "Patience" and "Fortitude," and the pair have guarded the library since 1911.

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To visit the best attractions in New York City, use the New York and save nearly half off combined entrance fees. CityPASS holders also breeze past most main-entrance ticket lines, which means they get where they’re going while others are still waiting in the queue. New York CityPASS includes admission to the Empire State Building and the American Museum of Natural History, as well as three option tickets that give travelers a choice between the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise, between the Guggenheim Museum or Top of the Rock®, and between the 9/11 Memorial & Museum or the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Some special exhibits are not included with the CityPASS and may require an extra fee. If you think six attractions isn't right for you, check out New York C3, which gives you admission to 3 of New York's top attractions. Choose from the attractions included in New York CityPASS, as well as MoMA and Edge at Hudson Yards. With both New York CityPASS and New York C3 you'll see the best New York has to offer at a significant savings. Yankee Stadium Photo Credit
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Totally worth it! Saved us a lot of time and energy! In the city that never sleeps, every minute counts!!!
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A great way to view the wonderful city of New York on a budget! My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed all of our days out on this pass and were impressed with the amount we saved, leaving me more money to shop with!!
Great trip to the greatest city in the world
My family loved New York City and New York CityPASS enabled us to see many attractions in a very short time. We were only in New York for four nights, but we packed those days and nights with exciting things to see and do. We are very likely to use CityPASS again in a different city, as we try to see the USA!
Lovin' the Big Apple
This was our first time using a CityPASS. We were planning our trip when we saw several activity passes for New York. This was the best option for us since we were only staying for 5 days. When we got to the various attractions, we compared prices. We saved a lot! I've now recommended this pass to friends who plan a trip to the Big Apple. We would definitely buy one again when we visit another big city.
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My daughter and I each had a New York CityPASS and were thrilled with every venue we visited. We both thought that the New York CityPASS encouraged us to visit some different sights we may not have even considered in our original trip planning sessions. The New York CityPASS was a great deal and I would highly recommend it to anyone who visits New York.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The CityPass was AWESOME! I bought the CityPass for my twin daughters and my trip to NYC and it was money well spent! We could schedule the attractions we wanted to see and then built our trip around those excursions. It was so nice to skip the line and just go right in with our tickets or the CityPass itself.
Date published: 2022-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for great attractions! My wife and I went to NYC for the first time last month and we bought a city pass and I am so glad we did! It guides you easily to see all the landmarks of New York and you can book everything to your schedule and you can change the times if your schedule changes easily! The price is great and pretty much booked our whole trip up! Great value and recommend to anyone coming to NYC, especially for the first time!
Date published: 2022-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brillant! I bought this pass for my in laws for when they went to New york with us. It was a last minute buy and it was so easy and straightforward to use the pass and reserve each attraction as we were going to new york memorial day weekend. We saved so much money buying this pass and the fact that you can reserve your time slot with no queues is great. Myself and my partner ended up buying another pass a couple for months prior that did not allow us to reserve a time slot and we had to queue and we ended up not being able to get to one attraction because of this where as the in laws who had reserved a time slot of the attraction with the city pass got in. overall a great saving easy using pass.
Date published: 2022-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So great and worth every penny! I bought this because the discount was quite big on 5 attractions and I am so happy I did. The booking process was so simple and the pass gave us access to so many extras we weren't expecting! We got all 4 of the extra exhibits at the natural history museum (also make sure you set a whole day aside for that it's worth every minute!!). The passes were clear and easy to use and we got to see all the things we wanted to and more. Absolutely loved it and would recommend to anyone visiting.
Date published: 2022-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Pass Used the one that visited 5 places! Helped us plan our trip. Loved all the places!!
Date published: 2022-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazing. CityPASS saved me so much money in NYC and let me experience plenty of things I haven’t for such a low price. It was very easy and understandable to use.
Date published: 2021-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome NYC Trip Half way through a 7 day vacation in NYC. CityPASS made it so easy and saved $. It had all of the main tourist attractions that we were interested in and the ticketless entry (via iPhone instead) is simple and easy to use. We did Statue of Liberty and Ellis island (great history), 9/11 memorial and museum (so moving, plan on 3+ hours) and Empire State Building at sunset (incredible). Still have Top of the Rock, The Met and the National History Museum to go. Making reservations is important but is also easy to do. You need to plan your days in order to make the reservations.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Money well spent! I am so glad that we purchased this Pass. I took my q8 year old daughter to NYC for the first time (for both of us) as her high school graduation present. We only had 4 nights in the city and it was so helpful to have this pass and plan our days according to activities in the same area each day. The pass saved us money and was super easy to use and make reservations. I would definitely purchase again.
Date published: 2021-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely unforgettable My experience with City pass was very pleasant and I would use it on my next trips
Date published: 2021-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient CityPASS was pretty easy to use and convenient when arriving at places. If you have a smart phone just pull the the email with code to avoid wait times. With a time packed trip- this made our experience faster and more enjoyable.
Date published: 2021-05-05
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