The Met is one of the world's most prestigious cultural hubs, up there with the Louvre, the British Museum, and the Vatican for sheer pulling power.
Around five million visitors a year flock here to drink in the rarefied air, rest their legs in the Egyptian Temple of Dendur, admire the Tiffany glass, and view Old Masters.
If time allows, you'll also find Roman statues, musical instruments, modern artworks and Egyptian artifacts. The Met is a fine place to immerse yourself in American art. A highlight is the series of period rooms, and paintings by Whistler and Sargent.
Take a tour of the highlights, dine on the Great Hall Balcony or have a drink in the rooftop martini bar.
Great if you plan to visit all the venues like we did. It also is a good aid to help you visit a lot of places while in the City - since you paid for the ticket you will be more inclined to visit the places. Favorite Museum had to be the Metropolitant Museum of Art - dedicate half a day if you plan to just skim through it and a full day if you plan to stop in many exhibits
Excellent value for money, but definitely pace yourself. I only had 2 1/2 days which wasn't enough to get the most out of this deal, But I now know where I want to revisit in more depth in future visits. The Ellis Island audio tour was definitely a highlight and the Metropolitan Museum of Art was amazing. If you are in New York for 3 days plus, then this is a great deal. If not, then you may want to go for deals on specific locations. For the museums, you really need to give yourself at least a half day. Also check which days some of the museums are closed (usually or Monday or Tuesday) as this may influence your choices.
Set back from Fifth Avenue on the eastern edge of Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the star attraction of Museum Mile. Medieval art is showcased at the Cloisters in Upper Manhattan.
To get here, catch a Fifth Avenue bus or the subway to 86th Street.