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New York: Go City Explorer Pass with 95+ Tours & Attractions

1. New York: Go City Explorer Pass with 95+ Tours & Attractions

Go City offers you a selection of over 95 must-see NYC attractions, museums, and tours for one low pre-paid price. Save up to 40% compared to buying separate attraction tickets, and see New York's most popular attractions with one easy-to-use digital pass. Options include the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Ferry, 9/11 Museum and Memorial, Empire State Building, Edge, MoMA, American Museum of Natural History, and many more. Pick between a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10-choice pass, browse the included digital guide to check entry requirements for each attraction, and plan your itinerary. Scanning your pass at the gate or ticket office of an attraction (or tour) for the first time will activate it. You can then take up to 60 days to use the remaining number of choices purchased. Your Explorer Pass also features special perks including gift shop discounts or a free audio guide at selected attractions, helping you make the most of your New York trip and save even more along the way. The New York attractions you can choose include:  Museums and Galleries• American Museum of Natural History • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • 9/11 Memorial and Museum• Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Space Shuttle• Guggenheim Museum • Museum of Sex • New York Historical Society Museum • The Whitney Museum of American Art• Brooklyn Museum and Botanic Garden Combo• Museum of the City of New York• Museum of Jewish Heritage• Fotografiska New York Experiences• Top of the Rock Observatory• Empire State Building• One World Observatory• Edge• Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus New York• Statue of Liberty Ferry and Ellis Island Immigration Museum• Central Park Bike Rental• The Downtown Experience by The RIDE• Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Hands-On 9/11 Tour• Brooklyn Bridge Full-Day Bike Rental• Hudson River Full-Day Bike Rental• New York Botanical Garden• Madame Tussauds Times Square New York• Spyscape• LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester• LEGOLAND Discovery Center at American Dream• Welcome to Harlem: Harlem Jazz Series• RiseNY• Surrey Bike Rental on Governors Island (2 hours)• SEA LIFE at American Dream• Escape Virtuality Tours• 9/11 Tribute Center and Walking Tour• Central Park Walking Tour• Yankee Stadium Tour• The TOUR• Woodbury Common Bus Tour (Round Trip + VIP Coupon Booklet)• Rockefeller Center Tour• Central Park Bike Tour• Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour• Central Park TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour• When Harry Met Seinfeld Bus Tour • NYC TV and Movie Bus Tour • Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Walking Tour• Hamilton Happy Hour Tour• Catacombs by Candlelight Tour• Harlem Gospel Tour (Sunday Service)• High Line, Chelsea, Meatpacking District Neighborhood Walking Tour• Top Dog Tours NYC Marvel & DC Superheroes• Holiday Market & Christmas Lights Walking Tour (seasonal)• Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tour • New York City Sketching Art Tour• Top of the Highline and Vessel Tour• Fashion Windows Walking Tour• Pride Walking Tour• NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour• St. Patrick's Cathedral Tour with Express Entry• Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour in Williamsburg• Greenwich Village Walking Tour• Broadway & Times Square Walking Tour• Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour in Brooklyn• Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island - Walking Tour• SoHo – Little Italy – Chinatown Neighborhood Walking Tour Food and Drinks• Spirits On Foot: Beer, Spirits and Wine Crawls• Food On Foot Tours• Queens-Flushing Meadows International Food Excursion Cruises• Lady Liberty Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing• Harbor Lights Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing (Upgrade fee applies)• Best of NYC Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing (Upgrade fee applies)• Landmarks Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing• Clipper City Tall Ship Sail - Daytime Statue or Harbor Lights (Seasonal) Customers save an average of 40% when buying the New York Explorer Pass versus buying tickets at the gate. Savings percentage based on most popular customer itineraries. Attractions and tours are subject to change. Please check the included guide for an up-to-date list of included experiences. Certain attractions or tours require advanced reservations. Make sure to follow the instructions included on the digital guide and place reservations well in advance where needed, as well as follow the top tips to ensure the best sightseeing experience with your Explorer Pass.

New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

2. New York: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

With a choice of two different 1-day tickets with two route options, explore New York from onboard the open-top, double-decker sightseeing bus. Hop-off at the attractions you want to explore further, and see the city at your own pace before hopping back on the bus when you're ready to continue your tour. Travel on the Downtown Loop and the Uptown Loop, jumping off at any of the 14 stops along the way. Enjoy the best of Manhattan, from the flashing lights of Times Square and the iconic Empire State Building–New York's most prestigious skyscraper–to the fashion stores of 5th Avenue, or the impressive home of the United Nations. Onboard, you will have access to a high-quality live audio commentary, giving you a general overview of the sights. Downtown Loop Stop 1 - M&M World Stop 2 - Times Square East Stop 3 - Empire State Building / Korea Town Stop 4 - Flatiron District Stop 5 - Soho Stop 6 - Chinatown / Little Italy Stop 7 - Brooklyn Bridge Stop 8 - Wall Street / Charging Bull Stop 9 - Statue of Liberty / Battery Park Stop 10 - Circle Line Sightseeing Uptown Loop Stop 2: Times Square East Stop 11: Times Square North Stop 12: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Stop 13: Central Park Zoo Stop 14: Columbus Circle

NYC Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Empire State & Liberty Ferry

3. NYC Combo: Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Empire State & Liberty Ferry

See New York City's most famous sights from an open-top hop-on hop-off bus. Admire landmarks such as Brooklyn Bridge and Times Square. Hop off at the Empire State Building and head to the top with your entry ticket, then enjoy a round-trip ferry to Ellis and Liberty Island to see Lady Liberty. Experience the diverse culture, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, and picturesque views both from the top of the open-air sightseeing bus and on foot when you choose to hop off to further explore. Hop off and back on at your leisure, creating your own customized itinerary around the city. Benefit from a live bus-tracking app so that you always know when the next bus will arrive. Tune in to pre-recorded commentary during your tour to learn more about the history of each location on either the Uptown or Downtown route. Hop off at the Empire State Building and use your entry ticket to access the main observation deck on the 86th floor. Admire breathtaking 360-degree vistas and magnificent Art Deco architecture. Then, immerse yourself in history as you take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty Monument and historic Ellis Island. Learn about the immigration process from the past and how it has affected NYC today.

New York City: Bike Tour and Big Bus Uptown Loop Tour

4. New York City: Bike Tour and Big Bus Uptown Loop Tour

With this unique combination package, you can experience New York City both via bicycle and double decker bus. You can see the most famous New York landmarks, plus amazing views of the city in this full-day experience. The tour route will introduce you to the city's most famous landmarks and attractions, with pre-recorded commentary given by informative virtual guides. Explore Uptown on the blue route. Discover famous Big Apple sweet spots, like Museum Mile, Grand Central Terminal, Central Park, and the Upper East Side.

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Hop on and off tours in New York City: Everything you need to know

Manhattan has so much packed into a small island – almost 30 distinct neighborhoods ready to strut their stuff for you. The Battery invites with riverside parks and views of the Statue of Liberty. Times Square beckons with its neon lights and Broadway glamour. Central Park brings smiles with its zoo and Strawberry Fields. Plenty of skyscrapers show off the city views – the Empire State Building, One World Observatory and the Top of the Rock are just a few. Museums as fancy as their exhibits – the Guggenheim, the Intrepid, and the Cloisters.

Manhattan is just one borough in New York City. You also have the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, all with experiences to share. A hop-on hop-off excursion through New York City could help you sample all the flavors here.

Why should I take a New York City hop-on hop-off tour?

Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours show you New York City like nothing else can. You get amazing view from the open top decks as you ride down 5th Avenue, Broadway and 34th Street. Skyscrapers, buildings, townhouses, parks flow pass on either side. Your pics will look like stills from a movie, especially when crossing the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridge. And if your tour has an evening or night option, you’ll see why this city never sleeps!

Along with the views, you get the experiences and you can make them all your own. Explore every stop or simply sit back and enjoy the ride. Missed something or found a fave? The tour will circle that way again. And you can get to all five boroughs thanks to hop-on hop-offs. No toll fees, no train or bus transfers and no getting lost. Just make sure the one you pick includes them.

The audio commentaries are good for history and factoids but chatting with the guide can give your experience some local flair. You may discover a New York City you didn’t expect!

What attractions can I visit on a hop-on hop-off New York tour?

Get into an Empire state of mind with every stop. Jot down some truly New York spots that you can visit on a New York hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour.

The Empire State Building 

Either the 86th or the 102nd Floor observation decks offer 360 views. Just please don’t throw pennies. And don’t miss the 2nd Floor exhibits, including a King Kong experience where you might encounter that great ape.

American Museum of Natural History 

You’ll almost wish that the movie “Night at the Museum” was a true story... Or maybe not as you pass by the T-Rex skeleton. Every exhibit, from the lions resting in the savannah to the Easter Island statue, looks like they’re bursting to come to life!

One World Observatory

Built as a tribute to New York’s resilience, the observatory is quite a spectacle. The Sky Pod elevator puts on a show as it takes you up 102 floors. Test your fear of heights on the Sky Portal as you look down over 100 floors.

Times Square 

This used to be a seedy, nasty part of town. Now, it’s full of neon signs and street performers. Stock up on snow globes and take a selfie with Spider Man or the Cookie Monster. Or grab discounted seats for a Broadway show at TKTS after the tour. If you hop on for a night trip, you should make sure this is on the route!

Guggenheim Museum 

Funky looking on the outside and in. And no need for stairs. You can walk up and down the spiral rotunda to each floor. The view down the center will be an artistic experience all its own, and sometimes you might catch some performance art.

Central Park 

At 2.5 miles long, you should plan your visit ahead of time. Beatles lovers head for Strawberry Fields. History buffs look for Belvedere Castle. “Madagascar” fans visit the zoo. Ask your guide or driver for the best spot to hop off depending on what you want to see.

Are there added extras with hop-on hop-off New York City tours?

Note that some tours are valid for only one day or for a few hours over a few days. Check their schedule to make sure it syncs with yours. Many tours offer tickets to your choice of museums as well as entrance to observations decks at One World Observatory or the Empire State Building. And with the Hudson and East Rivers all around, you may also get a free boat tour or ferry ride.

Worried about missing the next pick-up? You can download an app for that. Some operators have apps so you can track where the buses are. And you can often use free Wi-Fi too.



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What people are saying about New York City

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 596 reviews

Allows you to see the main attractions at a moderate price and discover lesser known ones thanks to an exhaustive list. Easy to use, the pass is known to all employees of these attractions. Remember to check for each attraction if a reservation is necessary and show up at least 30 minutes before. I recommend without hesitation.

We had the 5 attraction pass. We got in everywhere easily and saved a lot of money. I would buy again anytime!

It worked great. Just look for appointments in good time if something needs to be reserved.

This pass is a great way to see NYC and save $$. Very easy to use. Glad I bought it!

All phenomenal, it's worth it because it's profitable