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macaw1027 Apr 21st, 2013 07:12 PM

New York Travel Pass
Has anyone ever used the travel pass from New It has multiply days for a pass and I am only considering the 1 day pass which is $80 per person. The below is a list of attraction that would be included. I will be filling a day with site seeing and I was just curious if this is worth it or is it basically a rip off.

Attractions you can see on the New York Pass include:

• 911 Tribute Center
• American Museum of Natural History
• Atlantic City Excursion on Academy Bus
• Bike and Roll NYC Bike Rental
• Blazzing Saddles
• Bodies...The Exhibition
• Bronx Museum of the Arts
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden
• Brooklyn Children's Museum
• Brooklyn Historical Society
• Brooklyn Museum
• Carnegie Hall Tours
• Central Park Bicycle Rentals & Tours
• Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
• CitySightseeing Cruies
• Clipper City Tall Ship Cruises Manhattan By Sail
• Discovery Times Square Exposition
• Dwyer Cultural Center
• Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
• El Museo del Barrio
• Empire State Building Observation Deck
• FDNY Fire Zone
• Food on Foot Tours
• Fraunces Tavern
• Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour
• Harlem One Stop Cultural & Heritage Walking and Step-On Group Tour Packages
• Historic Richmond Town
• Inside Broadway Tous
• Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
• Jewish Children's Museum
• Lets Take a Village... A Greenwich Village Walking Tour New
• Madame Tussaud's New York
• Make Mine Music... A Musical Walking Tour
• Museum at Eldridge St.
• Museum of American Finance
• Museum of Biblical Art (MOBIA)
• Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
• Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
• Museum of the City of New York
• NBC Studio Tour
• New Museum
• New York Botanical Garden
• New York Hall of Science
• New York Historical Society
• New York Insider's Shopping Tour
• New York Skyride
• New York Transit Museum
• New York Water Taxi
• Noble Maritime Collection
• On Location Tours Central Park TV and Movie Sites
• On Location Tours UPTOWN New York TV and Movie Sites
• Original Brooklyn Tour
• Queens Museum of Art
• Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour
• Real Bronx Tour
• Rockefeller Center Tour
• Shearwater Sailing Manhattan By Sail
• Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour
• Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
• South Street Seaport Museum
• Staten Island Botanical Garden
• Staten Island Children's Museum
• Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum Ferry
• Stray Boots Urban Games: Scavenger Hunts and Tous
• The Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO neighborhood tour
• The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
• The Cloisters Museum and Gardens
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art
• The Museum of Sex
• The New York City Police Museum
• The Paley Center for Media
• The Skyscraper Museum
• The Studio Museum in Harlem
• Top of the Rock
• Tour at Lincoln Center
• Van Cortlandt House Museum
• Walkin' Broadway
• Wall Street Walks
• Wave Hill
• Weeksville Heritage Center
• Where It All Began... A Lower Manhattan Walking Tour
• Whitney Museum of American Art
• Yankee Stadium Tours

doug_stallings Apr 21st, 2013 07:19 PM

I can't think of a way to get your money's worth from any one-day pass. It's simply not possible to see enough to justify this, in my opinion. Tell us how many and which. attractions interest you, and we can probably give you a cost estimate. But a drive-by of 6 different attractions for 45 minutes each seems a waste of both your time and your money. If that's all you want, take the hop on hop off bus and stay on for the whole route.

janie Apr 21st, 2013 07:29 PM

Like Doug said, you can't see very many of the places on the list in a single day anyway., The ones that are the most expensive so you think you'd save the most money are often the ones that need the most time so you can actually fit in just a few on any one day.

Yes, tell us what interests you and we can give you some cost saving ideas. MoMA and Top of the Rock have a combination pass, for example, and some of the other museums have days or times with lower admission costs. If you have a museum or botanical garden membership where you live, they sometimes have reciprocal agreements with sites here so you get in for free.

nytraveler Apr 22nd, 2013 03:46 AM

There is no way you can do $80 of activities in one day - unless you madly rush around from dawn until midnight - and probably not even then.

Really think this is NOT worth it.

macaw1027 Apr 22nd, 2013 04:19 AM

Areas most interested in for visit would be:
Top of Rock
Central Park
China Town
Statue of Liberty

ellenem Apr 22nd, 2013 04:32 AM

911 - free, but you must reserve online
ESB - skip this; do Top of the Rock which has shorter lines and a fantastic view of the ESB
Top of Rock - do this; not free
Central Park - free
China Town - free
Statue of Liberty - statue is closed, but you can get a great view from a paid harbor cruise or a reasonable view for the free Staten Island ferry

no need for an expensive pass

doug_stallings Apr 22nd, 2013 05:15 AM

So basically your entire itinerary is $27 (a rip-off to be sure, but it's on the top of most tourist itineraries). Double that if you take a paid harbour cruise, but the Staten Island Ferry is free. You'll need to buy a Metrocard with at least 3 rides, so add $7.50.

And this is why we wouldn't want you to buy an $80 day-pass.

ziptrippin Apr 22nd, 2013 07:47 AM

Last year for my guests, we got additional pass free for the next day helping us to see more important places. Check for this and or whether this offers free entry to some important places.

macaw1027 Apr 22nd, 2013 01:58 PM

Thanks everyone, great info!

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