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The best tourist card for New York


One of the most common questions they ask us is which is the tourist card that is most interesting to buy for your trip to New York. In this article we are going to compare the different tourist cards and give a series of tips and recommendations on whether or not you deserve to buy any of these tourist cards.

Table of existing tourist cards:

Adult: From $ 127 to $ 425
Children (4-12 years): From $ 94 to $ 279

  • Entry for more 100 attractions in 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 days
  • Savings based on the number of places you go per day
  • Validity depending on the number of days you have hired
  • Preferential entry in the most demanded attractions

Adult: From $ 64 to $ 349
Children (4-12 years): From $ 49 to $ 239

  • You must choose between:
    • Entry for 90 attractions in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 days
    • Entry to 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 attractions in 7 days
  • Validity depending on the number of days you have hired
  • Preferential entry in the most demanded attractions

Adult: $ 126
Children (4-12 years): $ 104

  • Three fixed entries and you choose 3 entries between 2 options each
  • Save up to 40% at the main attractions
  • 9 days of validity since you use it for the first time
  • Preferential entry in almost all attractions

Adult: From $ 84 to $ 199
Children (4-12 years): From $ 65 to $ 145

  • Entry to 3, 4, 5, 7 or 11 sites choosing among 82 attractions
  • Savings based on the number of tickets you choose to buy
  • 30 days of validity since you use it for the first time
  • Preferential entry in the most demanded attractions

Tips and recommendations:

Finally, we will indicate the questions you usually ask us about New York tourist cards and our recommendation.

  • I prefer to pay in my local currency instead of paying in dollars
    In this case I recommend hiring the cards through WePlann, which allows you to pay the NYC Sightseeing Pass New York CityPASS and the New York Pass in your local currency
  • It's the first time I'm going to New York
    I recommend you then buy the NYC Sightseeing Pass with a certain number of entries, depending on the sites you want to visit (Sightseeing FLEX Pass) or the New York CityPASS, which includes the main tourist attractions that you are going to visit and gives you up to 9 days to visit them quietly from the first use you make.
  • I have very little time and I only want to go up to the viewpoints of the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock
    Then I recommend you buy la New York City Explorer Pass, and use the third entrance to cruise the river with Circle Line.
  • I want to go to my air, without hurry
    In this case, I advise you to buy the NYC Sightseeing Pass with a certain number of entries (Sightseeing FLEX Pass), the New York CityPASS or New York City Explorer Pass, you have a minimum of 9 days to go to the tickets you have bought since you made the first use of the tourist card.
  • I have very little time and I want to go everywhere
    Then I recommend buying the New York Pass or NYC Sightseeing Pass , depending on the days you are going to spend in Manhattan and the places you are interested in visiting.
  • I want to enter the sites and use the tourist bus
    In this case you will have to choose between the NYC Sightseeing Pass , which includes all the tourist bus routes or the New York Pass, 1 tourist bus day on 1 day card and 2 tourist bus days on cards over 1 day.
  • I want to go to the One World Observatory, in the World Trade Center
    Then you have it clear, only the NYC Sightseeing Pass includes access to the One World Observatory and other 90 tourist attractions in New York.
  • I do not know yet the card I want to buy or what to visit
    If you want more information, we have an article where we explain our experience using a Sightseeing Pass, a New York Pass and a New York CityPASS, and here we leave you our article where we indicate you what to see in New York: the twenty essential sites and ten extra for those who have already gone at least once.

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