Save Time and Money While Visiting the Big Apple with the Smart Destinations New York City Explorer Pass

Millions of tourists visit the United States’ largest city every summer, and now they have a convenient option for visiting some of the city’s best attractions. Developed by Smart Destinations, the top provider of attraction passes to premier vacation destinations, Explorer Pass is similar to their one-price, all-inclusive Go Cards, but it lets you pick only the attractions you want to see.

Statue of Liberty Alternate View

For one low price, customers can choose either three or five attractions from a list of 15. Unlike the Go Visitor Cards, the Explorer Pass is valid for 30 days from the first use, so it’s a great idea for extended visits or even for folks who live in New York City. The five-choice pass is only $99, and the three-choice pass is $65 per adult.

In addition to attractions from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Statue of Liberty, you can also save 10 percent on Broadway tickets, admission to Madame Tussauds NY wax museum, 40 percent savings on the Sopranos Sites Bus Tour by On Location Tours, 25 percent savings on top-quality souvenirs at The Library Shop at the New York Public Library, and more. The New York City Explorer Pass includes a free full-color pocket sized guidebook to help you plan your itinerary and navigate the city.

“The New York City Explorer Pass allows travelers to move about New York at their leisure without feeling rushed,” says president of Smart Destinations. “We’ve packed the product with only the best and most popular attractions, so first-time visitors will know that they’re getting a quality New York experience.”

The New York City Explorer Pass was designed to appeal to all kinds of visitors, from museumgoers to sightseers, for those who want to take a bus tour or river cruise to those who want to see the sights from the top of the Empire State Building. Some attractions have the added bonus of letting Explorer Pass holders skip the line.

Customers can choose from the following attractions: Top of the Rock Observation Deck, CitySights NY 24-hour Hop-on/Hop-off Double Decker Bus, NY Waterway Tours 90-minute Skyline Cruise and City Lights Cruise, NBC Studio Tour; Rockefeller Center Tour; On Location Tours’ Sex and the City Hotspots Bus Tour, NY Water Taxi’s Gateway to America Cruise and 2-day Hop-on Hop-off water taxi, New York TV and Movie Spots Bus Tour, and Central Park Movie Sites Walking Tour, and Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Day Trip. And at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Immigration Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Cloisters, and the Museum of Modern Art, pass holders can skip the entrance line in addition to gaining free admission.

Here’s an example itinerary for a New York City Pass holder with a five-choice 30-day pass.
$20             Metropolitan Museum of Art VIP admission, plus admission to Cloisters
$18.50            Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck
$37            Uptown Treasures and Harlem Double-Decker Bus Tour (24-hour Hop-on Hop-off)
$30            Gateway to America Cruise, plus 2-day Hop-on Hop-off Water Taxi
$34            New York TV and Movie Sites Bus Tour

The total retail cost would be $139.50, but a Choose 5 Explorer Pass is only $99, which yields a savings of $40.50.

The New York Pass can be purchased online through Smart Destinations or at many global distribution partners including those in London, Australia, Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Japan, Korea, and elsewhere.