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Well worth the money. It was lovely to go to a queue especially for those holding these pass tickets which was much shorter than the ordinary queue. We went straight in at the 9/11 museum bypassing a lengthy queue. The attractions on this pass are all things we wanted to see so definitely get this if you are going to NY to save money and wait times.
Excellent passes worth every penny. Was very easy to use and you picked your passes up from your first tour.
this is a very useful thing to have as you save a lot of money buying the tickets on the door
Great value. Definately worth doing to gain free entrance to New York's most popular attractions. Easy to redeem to. Enjoyed all the attractions :
If you have more than 3 days, this is wonderful! We used the passes for the Rockefeller Center, Empire State building, and then again at the Empire State Building at night, for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and the 9-11 Memorial and Museum but if we had more time, it is well worth the price because we would have visited more Museums.
We had a lot of fun and the citypass saved us so much time and trouble! It's a great deal!
The New York City Pass was really good value for money and saved time and queuing. We are a family of 5 and buying it ahead of time was really convenient. We may not have visited all the museums and galleries we did without this pass. Everything included in the NY City Pass is well worth a visit.
Easy to collect, we picked ours up from the Rockerfeller Center for the Top of the Rock attraction. Good value if you use all the vouchers but we actually only had time for two so wasted a bit of money....but never mind. Just make sure you have time for everything!
Brilliant buy! You save lots of money by purchasing in advance, we had no problems validating or using the tickets.
I spend 15 days as a lone tourist and managed to use the City Pass efficiently. If you are not in a rush and spending at least 9 days in NYC, this is worth it to buy. Although some museums included in this has a "pay what you wish" option, buying this pass will let you avoid the awkwardness of "being cheap" situations when paying to get in and you also avoid big crowds in pay-what-you-wish days. Do spend one full day for the big museums. And plan well, especially if you're taking other tours that might already include the other attractions here. I used my City Pass for the Circle Line (instead of the Statue of Liberty, because I already booked another tour with it included) and I upgraded to full island cruise for an additional $5. I used it for the Empire State Building and had it upgraded to access the 102nd floor observatory for $20 (a bit much for an upgrade but you'll forget the cost when you get to the top). I used it for the Metropolitan Museum of Art but ran out of a day to use it for The Cloisters (because it was too far uptown, I decided to skip it and just walk around and let serendipity do its thing). I also used it for The Guggenheim instead of Top of the Rock (which was included in another tour I booked). Guggenheim is very do-able in one hour if you're not an art aficionado/scholar wanting to take your sweet time viewing and immersing yourself in each of the exhibits). I just chose to linger to appreciate pieces that was interesting to me, the others, I just did an "overview". I also used it for MoMA. Do not miss MoMA, spend at least 3 hours here. My favourite pieces are the Van Gogh paintings. The American Museum of Natural History, was I think, the most value for money, because one show is already included in the City Pass (either the space show or imax film), as opposed to paying additional bucks for it. If I ever get the chance to go back, I will definitely buy City Pass again, and explore other areas of the museum I didn't get to see.
This pass is definitely worth the money, you save so much compared to the price u would pay separately for each thing.
We managed to get to all museums and attractions and the passbook worked great - saved time and money. Would definitely recommend, especially for a first timer!!
If you have limited time but want to get a good mix of activities in while you're in NYC then the city pass is a good option.
The NYC pass was great. We collected it at the Statue of Liberty cruise ticket point which was a good option as the lines were a lot shorter than collecting tickets at the Empire State Building or even the MET.
All of the activities included were amazing and really added to our stay in NYC.
We were fine with an ambitious itinerary and included everything! We had an incredible time!!