New York CityPass is the perfect way to see all that New York City has to offer! If you are headed to the Big Apple, know someone who is going, or if you live within a reasonable distance, this booklet is for you!
For $65 per adult ($49 per child), City Pass contains tickets to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the new Greek and Roman galleries, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Guggenheim Museum and the American Museum of Natural History. If that wasn’t enough, take a trip to the top of the Empire State Building Observatory. After seeing the city from above, put on your sea legs and jump aboard a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise and see Manhattan by water. Included in the City Pass is a map, public transportation information and insider tips on the best time to visit each attraction.
A few years ago BgK and I were in the NYC area for a wedding (have you been to an East Coast, over the top, Italian style wedding?? I highly recommend it), and went in Manhattan the day after. One of our stops was the Empire State Building Observatory, and it was worth the wait in line to get to the top. The building opened it’s observatory in 1931, and throughout the past 75 years, the building has kept it’s 1930’s Art Deco feel. The shining marble and brass throughout transport you back in time. When you in the observatory, you can’t help but recall scenes from “An Affair to Remember” or “Sleepless in Seattle” (or “King Kong”, for that matter). It’s hard to describe seeing a city of millions from above, especially out on the promenade, with the wind whipping through your hair. This is the one place where we sprung to use those old school observatory binoculars-you know the ones that are mounted by points of interest-and it was worth the 25 cents! Actually, we went around to all four sides of the observatory, and looked through one on each side.
The New York City Pass Winter Special will be valid from December 15th -March 15th, because there’s no way you could take in all of the attractions at once! By purchasing a City Pass, you save 50% on admission to each of these incredible attractions.