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The Best Sightseeing Passes for NYC



There’s so much to do and see in New York City that you’d be hard-pressed to do and see it all. Package pass deals are one of the best ways to see as much as possible in the city with whatever time you have. Go way beyond the New York Pass with these five alternatives that will help you experience the sights and sounds of NYC at a discount.

Best of NYC Passes: The Frick Collection Connoisseur Pass

This pass is perfect for any and all history buffs out there, as it includes one-time admission to three separate museums through September 2nd. The Frick Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum, and the Neue Galerie New York are offering the Connoisseur Pass for $40, which will allow you to see exhibits The Frick Collection's Canova’s George Washington and Fired by Passion: Masterpieces of Du Paquier Porcelain from the Sullivan Collection; Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman; Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders; The Magic of Handwriting: The Pedro Corrêa do Lago Collection;  Thomas Gainsborough: Experiments in Drawing. Neue Galerie New York presents Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele: 1918 Centenary. 1 E. 70th St., 212-547-0641, frick.org

Best of NYC Passes: The SightSeeing Pass

With the SightSeeing Pass, you get access to more than 90 attractions and offers while you hop on and off a city tour bus. The more attractions you visit, the more you save with admission discounts and even restaurant deals. Not only do you get to bop around the city seeing everything you’ve ever wanted to see on the attraction list, but you can also score some additional discounts on things like tickets to Broadway shows and shopping at retail stores and gift shops. 844-400-7277, sightseeingpass.com

Best of NYC Passes: New York City Explorer Pass

The New York City Explorer Pass allows you to pick a package including 3, 4, 5, 7, or 10 attractions for one price and nothing paid at the gate. You have 30 days to use up your pass, which you can get instantly on your phone or print out with a guide book, so you won’t have to feel rushed. Top of the Rock Observatory, Madame Tussauds, The Met, Gulliver’s Gate, Central Park Walking Tour, and Lincoln Center Tour are just some of the attractions that are included in this sweet package. 800-887-9103, smartdestinations.com

Best of NYC Passes: New York Harbor Hop-on Hop-Off Cruise

This hop-on, hop-off day cruise boards at Pier 79 in midtown Manhattan and floats down the Hudson River with the option to get off at any of six piers and visit landmarks and attractions. See the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Check out the World Financial Center and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Inside the cabin or on the top deck, the city is there for you to enjoy on this relaxing journey by water. 888-651-9785, viator.com

Best of NYC Passes: Freestyle Pass New York

The Freestyle Pass is a hop-on, hop-off bus with five loops around downtown, uptown, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and a Night Tour. The pass gives you access for three days in addition to your choice of 3, 5, or 7 attractions and access the CitySights ferry. There are over 70 attractions, museums, cruises, and restaurants for you to pick from, and you can feel free to choose as you go! 212-445-7599, citysightseeingnewyork.com