(Closed) New York Pass vs New york city pass

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
Member
1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

New York Pass I think is much better, but it depends on what you want to do! I would make a list of all of the must-see places on you and your honey’s list, and then see which pass accomodates more of them.

Post # 5
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4467 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m not 100 percent sure what these are, but if they’re the packages that cover various tourist attractions and bus service in NYC, I do not think it is worth it.  It’s much easier to get around here by subway/bus, and see things at your own pace.  Just my two cents.

Post # 6
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3887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

These are only worth it if you’re going to do at least 4 things on the list.  For a frame of reference, I’ve been to NYC about 40 times and just barely done 4 things on that list.  Not to say those things are all bad— just that they are among the top tourist attractions in NYC, and often have big crowds, long lines, and end up being a bit overwhelming.   While there are some savings to be had by doing the whole package, I don’t feel it’s worth the possible $75 discount to have to be tied to doing those specific activities, or even fitting in the 4 needed to break even.  

 

Post # 7
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1217 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@ticatica:  When are you going to NYC? We went over New Years for just 4 days so we were on a super strict schedule, so we bought the New York Pass because it let us bypass the lines (and they were long lines!!!) at a bunch of places. Buttttt if you are looking into the costs of museums, a ton of them are free certain days of the week! Check out their websites for that info.

Also, I dunno if it’s your honeymoon or if you’re just going on a vacay but I researched NYC a ton before we left and I still have the Pinterest board:

http://pinterest.com/lhiester/new-york-trip/

That might give you a few more ideas 🙂

Post # 8
Hostess
18623 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We were just in NYC for the 4th and didn’t do anything on those lists except the Ellis Island ferry (the Statue of Liberty is closed until the fall for renovations).  I have to disagree with the other poster that I really liked the bus tour.  If you aren’t familiar with a city bus and subway system, they take you everywhere you need to go and point out the sites like where Yoko Ono lives, where President Clinton works, and where the celebrities live.  You won’t find that on a basic tourist map.

It took us a few hours to do each the uptown and downtown buses not including stops that we did like the Empire State Building (we had the express tickets which was great because we bypassed the huge lines) and tried to go to the World Trade Memorial but their website ticketing wasn’t working and we didn’t feel like waiting in line.

Post # 9
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4467 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MrsSaltWaterTaffy:  To each their own.  As an urban dweller, I like to experience “as the locals do” when I’m visiting other cities.  So I always encourage tourists to actually dive in and experience the city instead of using guided tours.  But maybe all this city-living has clouded my brain 😉

Post # 10
Hostess
18623 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@hotchildinthecity:  Maybe I’m just a lazy suburbanite but I couldn’t handle walking all over the city, we were already so worn out! Tongue Out

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