New York is one of the most popular cities in the US and it is easy to see why. Known as the City that Never Sleeps, is it possible do to New York in a weekend? The answer is yes and we will show you how!
We spent a total of 96 hours in New York, of which 24 hours was spent at a wedding and with friends. So in reality, we only had 72 hours to explore!
We travelled with the New York Pass and this is one of the main reasons why we were able to do so much in so little time! The New York Pass has over 90 attractions to choose from and it allows you to fast track some of the busiest attractions.
What I loved most about the pass is their free app. This app allows you to plan your trip in advance, setting your own budgets and has all the details you need about each attractions. We planned our itinerary on the app before we travelled.
The New York Pass cost:
1 Day Pass- $109
2 Day Pass- $189
3 Day Pass- $199
5 Day Pass- $249
7 Day Pass- $279
Overview of our itinerary and cost without the New York Pass
Day 1 (10 hours)
- Grand Central Terminal
- New York Public Library
- Flatiron Building
- Madison Square Park
- The High Line
Day 2 (full day)
- Big Bus Tour ($62)
- New York Water Taxi Tour ($31)
- Brooklyn Bridge cycle ($45)
- 9-11 Memorial
- Oculus Shopping Mall
- Empire State Building ($32)
Day 3 (full day)
- MOMA ($25)
- Central Park cycle ($49)
- NY Natural History Museum ($22)
- Top of the Rock ($32)
- The Ride ($74)
Day 4 (14 hours)
- Madame Tussauds ($37)
- 9-11 Museum ($24)
We absolutely loved the New York Pass. Without the New York Pass, we would have had to spend $433 per person on attractions alone on this trip…!! Even if you consider the cost of the pass ($199- 3 day pass) we saved a massive $234 each, $468 in total!
We have reviewed many city passes before and hands down, the New York Pass is the best one so far. The card itself resembles a chip and pin card and all you have to do is hand this card over at each ticket counter and you can get your tickets for free.
A lot of other city passes do not give you free access to the most popular attractions or they only offer tickets at a reduced price. The New York Pass included everything we wanted to see in New York (and more) and when they say FREE, they mean free!
Some of the queues (or ‘lines’ as they say in America) were horrendously long… We were so glad have fast track tickets because it literally saved us hours of waiting.
If you are planning to visit New York, seriously consider this pass. Unless you have no interest in saving money or time…
Stay tuned for more on our trip to NYC. On our next post, we will show you more photos and tell you more about each attraction we visited!
You can get yourself a New York Pass HERE, there is a sale on right now!
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