Save 40%+ with a Big Apple CityPASS

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Even though I lived only an hour train-ride north of the Big Apple for nearly three years, I still consider myself a tourist when I visit New York City.

I highly recommend the CityPASS especially if this is your first time visiting New York City. It’s a really good deal, and I’ve been a happy repeat customer when visiting with other first-timers.

You can save 40% or more on the six-attraction CityPASS – a huge savings of nearly $100 per person. Or save up to 27% on the three-attraction C3 ticket. The money as well as the time you save by not standing in line for most of the attractions is worth the investment.*

Here’s an overview of the two options.

New York CityPASS

CityPASS price: adult: $132; child (6-17) $108 – includes admission to six attractions: three pre-determined/preset; three options to choose from*

Empire State Building

A slice of the Empire State Building at night looking from our hotel room’s balcony.

American Museum of Natural History

A throwback of my son having a little fun at the American Museum of Natural History


The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Another throwback of the Met way back when we lived in New York

Top of the Rock Observatory OR Guggenheim Museum

View from Top of the Rock Observatory; I’ve yet to visit the Guggenheim so now I have another reason to return.

Ferry access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

This memory of my son annoying his cousin makes me smile. Our family has enjoyed both the Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Ferry as well as the Circle Line Sightseeing Tour.

9/11 Memorial and Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

It was a foggy and somber day the last time we visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Please note the tickets to the One World Observatory are sold separately from the CityPASS. We have also visited the historic Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.

C3 ticket option

Needing a little more flexibility and only have time for a few attractions?

Pick the C3 tour option where you can decide on what to see as you go. It’s a savings of up to 27% depending on which of the three attractions you choose. 

C3 price: $83 adult; $63 child (4 to 12); choose three of the following.*

  • Empire State Building
  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck
  • Ferry access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • 9/11 Memorial and Museum
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
  • Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises

Super convenient – the dates are flexible for both options meaning you can visit the CityPASS attractions when you want over a nine-day period, including first day of use (no stress of trying to fit everything in on one or two days).

And save time as you can skip the lines at most of the attractions.  Tickets uploaded to mobile or you can print the CityPASS if needed. 

Plan ahead: Check the hours and days of operation for all CityPASS attractions.

Additional CityPASS locations

Traveling to other destinations? Make sure to order CityPASSes for your entire family before you go!


Save 40% on Atlanta’s 5 best attractions with CityPASS. Shop Now!


Save 43% or more on Boston’s 5 best attractions with CityPASS. Shop Now!


Save 50% on Chicago’s 5 best attractions with CityPASS. Shop Now!


Save 40% on Dallas’ 4 best attractions with CityPASS – Shop Now!


Save 47% on Houston’s 5 best attractions with CityPASS. Shop Now!

San Francisco

Save 47% on Houston’s 5 best attractions with CityPASS. Shop Now!


Save 45% or more on Seattle’s 5 best attractions with CityPASS. Shop Now!

Tampa Bay

Save 51% or more on Tampa Bay’s 5 best attractions with CityPASS. Shop Now!

Another NYC tour option for TV and movie buffs

My family and I are huge movie fans (Oscar night is about as big as the Super Bowl in our house). We love to visit filming locations when we travel. Definitely going to check out On Locations Tours the next time we’re in New York City.

On Location Tours

If you have any questions, please comment below.

Please check the CityPass website for the most up-to-date pricing and savings. Costs listed here are as of April 9, 2019.


Twin Cities-based blogger sharing memorable emptynester, solo, family and girlfriend-getaway adventures, as well as my day hiking adventures (including all 66 Minnesota state parks), latest book reviews, and updates on my quest for the best adult mac and cheese. Also two WIPs: historical fiction and psychological thriller


  1. I love CityPASS – it saved us so much money and TIME on our recent trip to Chicago. Definitely something I’ll check out when we go to other cities.

  2. Cool! next time I am there for work I’ll have to check it out. We have this here in San Diego. I’ll have to look into what it offers here!

  3. This seems like a good thing to have. We bought a 2 day London pass for this summer. Last time in NYC, we visited the Top of the Rock, 911 memorial (before the museum), took the Stanton Island Ferry to go past the Statue of Liberty (we couldn’t get tickets even months in advance), walked the High Rail, and tried Shake Shack. It was a really good day.

  4. I’ve heard so much about CityPass and think I’m going to check into it for Atlanta. My son goes to school there and it would be good to start the exploring a little more.

    1. Awesome! Such a great value! My family and I are going to Boston next month and we’ll take advantage of the time and cost savings that CityPASS offers.,

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