The Ultimate Guide to Using New York CityPASS + C3 Attractions Pass

by Mark and Kristen Morgan
New York CityPASS and C3 Attractions Pass the ultimate guide how to use book tickets and detailed NYC attractions list

How does hitting the most iconic attractions in New York City and saving up to 40% sound to you? Welcome to the ultimate New York CityPASS and New York C3 pass attractions guide, in which you will learn everything you need to know about visiting NYC’s top attractions and saving enough money to buy a months worth of famous NYC 99c pizza slices in the process.

This is much more than just a ‘review’ of the New York CityPASS and C3 attractions pass. Here, we will give you all the information you need to purchase your tickets, reserve your time slots and plan your visits to any of the 12 awesome NYC attractions included, with detailed descriptions, directions and tips.

You will be able to refer to this resource throughout your visit to New York once you have your CityPASS or C3 pass securely saved to your smartphone, so be sure to bookmark the page.

Let’s start planning your New York City bucket list attractions!

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Visiting a city like London, Paris, Tokyo or New York for the first time with a list of things you can’t miss can be overwhelming and expensive.

If you’re the type of traveler who loves to get stuck into the best bits of a new city, an attractions pass is the best way to organize your visit and save money.

Here’s a brief summary of why it pays to buy an attractions pass:

  • By bundling attractions, we can guarantee you will pay less than buying individual tickets.
  • You can keep all timed reservations to each attraction in one centralized place (in this case your online CityPASS reservations area).
  • Efficiently organize your vacation before you arrive into NYC, meaning no wasted time in the city.
  • All bookings accounted for, which means you won’t have to book each attraction as you go.

Why Choose New York CityPASS or C3 Pass?

“But New York City has hundreds of attractions, so how do I choose between the endless options? And will I have enough time to make the most of my money?”

Well, New York CityPASS and C3 pass offers visitors a unique take on attractions.

First, here’s what happens with other city passes:

  • Hundreds of attractions and giving you 1 or 2 days to do them all.
  • Which is overwhelming, makes you rush around the city and feel obliged to do everything in order to make the make of your money.

And here’s the benefit of choosing CityPASS:

  • CityPASS includes only 12 of the best NYC attractions at a heavily discounted rate.
  • You can then choose between those 12 attractions, so you only visit what is important to you and save money at the same time.
  • You have 9 consecutive days to visit your preferred NYC attractions.

It’s already far less overwhelming, right?

How Much Is New York CityPASS And What Is Included?

The beauty of buying a CityPASS or C3 pass is having the ability to choose between the very best of New York’s attractions.

*CityPASS allows entry to 6 New York attractions, while the C3 ticket lets you select any 3 attractions from a list of 12 options.

  • A 6 attractions New York CityPASS costs US$ 136 per adult (18+) and US$ 112 per child (6-17).
  • A 3 attractions New York C3 pass costs US$ 87 per adult (13+) and US$ 67 per child (5-12).

Here are the 12 attractions you can select from with individual adult ticket prices included:

  • Empire State Building:
    1. C3 = US$ 42 – 49 (US$ 45 average value)
    2. CityPASS = US$ 64 average for two entrance tickets included
  • American Museum of Natural History – US$ 28 (includes 1 special exhibit)
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art or MET – US$ 25
  • Top of the Rock – US$ 38
  • Guggenheim Museum – US$ 25
  • Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island – US$ 23.50
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises – US$ 19-44
  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum – US$ 26
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – US$ 33
  • Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises (C3 Only) – US$ 35-37
  • The Museum of Modern Art or MoMA (C3 Only) – US$ 25
  • Edge at Hudson Yards (C3 Only) – US$ 41.37 (average non-sunset vs sunset cost)

Note: We each used our own CityPASS and C3 pass to gain access to 10 out of the 12 attractions listed below. Both Intrepid and the Hornblower Cruise options were unfortunately closed due to coronavirus for the entire 3 months we lived in NYC.

How Does New York CityPASS and C3 Pass Work?

Let’s take a look at how the New York CityPASS and C3 attractions pass work if you decide to buy one for your visit to NYC:

New York CityPASS
  1. Empire State Building
  2. American Museum of Natural History
  3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  4. Top of the Rock OR Guggenheim Museum
  5. Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island OR Circle Line Cruises
  6. 9/11 Memorial & Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

As you can see, the Empire State Building, Natural History Museum and MET are included as standard with all purchases of New York CityPASS. You then have the option to choose between Top of the Rock OR Guggenheim Museum and so on.

  • By selecting 6 attractions, you can save up to 40% total against individual tickets (if you choose the most expensive option from numbers 4, 5 and 6).
  • Even if you selected the 3 cheapest attractions from numbers 4, 5 and 6, you would still save 27%.
  • Based on our own preferred choices (Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty and 9/11), we would save 34% vs individual tickets. That’s a lot of pizza slices!

Note: MoMA, Hornblower Cruises and Edge are not included with CityPASS – they are only part of the C3 pass which we will cover now.

New York C3 Pass

With the C3 pass, you can simply select any 3 of the total 12 attractions.

By selecting 3, you can save up to a maximum of 32% by selecting the 3 most expensive attractions and you have fewer obligations on your visit to NYC. But you will only be able to do 3 instead of 6 attractions with a New York C3 pass.

Both passes give you control over exactly what you would prefer to do and not be bound to ‘every’ attraction in New York as is the case with other city pass options.

How To Make Reservations For Attractions

how to use new york citypass and c3 pass to make attraction reservations

In New York City it’s not as simple as just buying a pass and turning up. Even if you bought individual tickets to each attraction you would still have to book advanced time slots. That’s just the nature of the tourist magnet beast that is NYC.

Advanced timed reservations can be either required, recommended or not required for each attraction.

Reservations are in place to handle large tourist volumes at the most popular sites such as Empire State and Statue of Liberty, particularly around sunset.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Buy your New York CityPASS ticket OR New York C3 ticket.
  • As shown in the photo above –  click here to access the Reservations & Entry area and click the button either for New York CityPASS or New York C3 to open up your account.
  • Each attraction is listed.
  • Click details to read info or click on the blue Reserve Time button.
  • Enter your email address and CityPASS Order Number.
  • Select your preferred dates / times for that particular attraction to confirm your reservations.

This is a very easy process and it keeps things nicely organized in this one area for your NYC vacation.

New York CityPASS and C3 Pass Attractions List

Let’s take a detailed look at each of the available 12 attractions so you can start building up a shortlist of priorities.

Please note: At time of writing in April 2021, limitations and restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic are being lifted. However, please pay special attention to any notices or specific guidelines for each attraction until any restrictions end.

Empire State Building

Empire state building observation deck view over hudson yards and the edge one of the best new york attractions on CityPass and C3 pass
What is it?

Where better to start on this list of New York CityPASS attractions than with NYC’s centerpiece and most iconic skyscraper – the Empire State Building.

Completed in 1931, the Empire State spent almost 40 years as the world’s tallest building and today remains the beating heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Seeing New York from the world famous observation deck fully deserves to be on every NYC bucket list.

Why visit?

Classy exhibits, a fun elevator ride and sweeping 360 degree views across the concrete urban landscape of Manhattan await.

Expect to spend around 2 hours exploring exhibits and enjoying panoramic views.

Directions:

Entry to the observation deck lobby is half way along W 34th street between 5th and 6th avenues.

Closest subways to Empire State Building:

  • Orange Line F, B, M, D –  34 St Herald Sq
  • Yellow Line N, R, Q – 34 St Herald Sq
  • Green Line 6 – 33 Street Station
  • Red Line 1, 2, 3 – 34 St Penn Station
Cost:
  • Without a New York CityPASS:
    • 86th floor only – US$ 42 adult or US$ 49 adult sunset hours
    • 102nd and 86th floor access – US$ 75 adult or US$ 82 adult sunset hours
  • With a New York CityPASS:
    • 86th floor – Free any time of day
    • 102nd and 86th floor access – Additional US$ 30 adult
Exclusive New York CityPASS Bonus:

With CityPASS you will receive a bonus same day visit to the Empire State Building 86th floor observation deck. Note exclusive offer this is not included with C3 pass.

How does that work?

Well, let’s say you want to see NYC during the day but also at night and can’t decide which to prioritize. With CityPASS you can go during the day, then get a second visit bundled in for free later that same night.

Tips:
  • Floor 102 is floor to ceiling glass, whereas floor 82 is outside with a diamond shaped mesh fence. Something for photographers to consider.
  • Sunset is by far the most popular time of day, if you want to ascend the Empire State for sunset, we recommend you book your time slot as far in advance as possible.
  • If sunset time slots are full, select one or two hours earlier and take your time working through the interesting exhibits.
  • If you are interested in the Empire State Building’s history and enjoy reading / interacting with exhibits, plan to spend at least 1 hour before reaching the observation deck. Photographers are not permitted to use any type of tripod (even small tripods designed for smartphones).
  • More information: Empire State Building.

American Museum of Natural History

Dinosaur T Rex at the Museum of Natural History NYC
What is it?

New York City’s American Museum of Natural History is a complex consisting of 26 buildings, 45 exhibition halls, 34 million specimens, a planetarium and a library. So, quite a lot to get stuck into!

Have you seen the movie Night at the Museum? It’s based on this very museum.

Why visit?

If you’re visiting NYC with the kids, this is the perfect place to let them loose with so much to learn about and see.

Expect to spend around 3-5 hours in the museum if all exhibits are open.

Directions:

New York’s Natural History museum is located on Central Park’s western flank in line with 79th street. You can take a relaxing walk through Central Park or …

Closest subways to the American Museum of Natural History:

  • Orange Line B – 81 Street
  • Blue Line C, A – 81 Street
  • Red Line 1, 2 – 79 Street
Cost:
  • Without a New York CityPASS – US$ 23 (+US$ 5 per special exhibit)
  • With a New York CityPASS – Free
Tips:
  • One special exhibit is included with CityPASS. Without a CityPASS, special exhibits require an additional cost once you arrive at the museum.
  • These special exhibits change regularly.
  • Arriving at opening time to avoid the larger afternoon crowds.
  • More information: American Museum of Natural History

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)

Woman standing looking at a painting of George Washington in the MET Central Park Manhattan NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art on CityPASS and C3 pass
What is it?

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (or MET) is awesome in every sense of the word. Over 2 million pieces in 17 departments are seen by over 6 million people each year.

You will find paintings, sculptures and other forms of art from classical, European, ancient Egypt, American, Byzantine, African, Asian and so many more geographically designated collections.

Why visit?

The MET is one of the world’s best art museums and even if you’re not an avid art fan, you will be blown away by the sheer scale of this place.

If you are an art lover, you will easily spend a half day in here and it will feel like 10 minutes have passed.

Directions:

The MET is located almost directly opposite the History Museum on the Eastern side of Central Park in line with 82nd street.

Closest subway to the MET:

  • Green Line 4, 5, 6 – 86th Street
Cost:
  • Without a New York CityPASS – US$ 25
  • With a New York CityPASS – Free
Tips:
  • The MET is enormous, either bring a packed lunch or visit the cafe on the lowest level to refuel.
  • There are two floors filled with endless amounts of exhibits so plan for half a day.
  • If you only pick one museum, pick the MET.
  • More information: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Top of the Rock

Awesome view over Manhattan at sunset from top of the rock observation deck as part of the new york CityPASS and c3 pass attractions list
What is it?

Top of the Rock is the other classic and traditional observation deck in Midtown Manhattan. Floors 67 and 69 have glass barriers but floor 70 is completely open and unobstructed, offering some of the very best views over NYC.

Why visit?

The building isn’t as iconic as the Empire State but it’s a very close call on which has the ‘better’ view. From Top of the Rock you can see Central Park, the sun sets right behind The Edge and of course you can see the Empire State Building light up at night.

Directions:

Top of the Rock is located on top of Rockefeller Center and the entrance is located on W 50th street between 5th and 6th avenues.

Closest subways to Top of the Rock:

  • Orange Line F, B, M, D –  47-50 Sts Rockefeller Center
  • Blue Line E – 5 Avenue 53 St Station
  • Green Line 6 – 51 St
Cost:
  • Without a New York CityPASS – US$ 38
  • With a New York CityPASS – Free
Tips:
  • Top of the Rock has amazing views over NYC but sunset is the most popular time to visit.
  • It will be busy but it is the only completely open sky deck in New York.
  • Photographers can get clean images with no glare from glass barriers.
  • Use stone walls as a replacement for tripods to take long exposures.
  • Read our detailed comparison Empire State Building vs Top of the Rock if you can’t decide which observation deck to choose.
  • More information: Top of the Rock

Guggenheim Museum

Interior of the Guggenheim Museum in Central Park Manhattan spiral walkway with round light ceiling
What is it?

The Guggenheim is art museum featuring a collection of impressionist, modern and contemporary art. But almost as famous as the artists work inside is the building itself, designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

Why visit?

Enjoy works by famous artists like Picasso and Cezanne as you spiral up the winding atrium walkway. An enormous projector screen plays documentary style movies throughout the day, perfect for watching briefly in between exhibits.

Directions:

The Solomon R Guggenheim museum is located 5 blocks Northeast of the MET between 88th and 89th streets along 5th avenue.

Closest subway to the Guggenheim:

  • Green Line 6, 5, 4 – 86th Street
Cost:
  • Without a New York CityPASS – US$ 25 adult
  • With a New York CityPASS – Free
Tips:
  • Check movie times and grab a bench when a spot is free as you climb the spiral walkway.
  • More information: Guggenheim Museum

Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty ferry included with new york CityPASS and c3 attractions pass
What is it?

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most iconic statues on Earth and has to be seen when visiting NYC. But did you know there is only one way you can reach Liberty Island from Manhattan?

A ferry leaving from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan transports you to the Statue of Liberty grounds and museum, before continuing for a second stop at Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration.

Why visit?

Seeing the Statue of Liberty up close is a rite of passage for first time visitors to New York City. She is an impressive sight from below, but you can also learn about her history, construction and unveiling at the museum.

Ellis Island immigration museum is not a compulsory part of the tour but it is one we highly recommend you take. Inside you will learn about how thousands of European immigrants landed in America via this tiny island in the Upper New York bay.

Directions:

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island can only be visited by taking a ferry from Castle Clinton in Battery Park, Manhattan or New Jersey.

Closest subways to Battery Park:

  • Green Line 4, 5 – Bowling Green
  • Red Line 1 – South Ferry
  • Yellow Line R, W – Rector Street
  • Brown Line J – Broad Street
Cost:
  • Without a New York CityPASS – US$ 23.50 adult
  • With a New York CityPASS – Free

Note: Access to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal and Crown can be purchased at an additional cost.

Tips:
  • Take the first ferry of the day to Liberty and Ellis Islands for a much quieter experience.
  • Your reservation time does not mean the time of your ferry, it means the time of your entrance to the security building behind Castle Clinton before entering the staging area for jumping on the next available ferry.
  • Read our in depth guide about how to get the ferry to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for a through tour review.
  • More information: Statue City Cruises

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

Circle Line Cruise around Manhattan Island in NYC is one of the attractions on New York CityPASS and C3 Pass
What is it?

See New York City’s most iconic landmarks from a different perspective with Circle Line Cruises. Indoor and outdoor seating available across two decks, suitable for warm and cold weather.

You can choose between the following:

  • Landmarks Cruise – 1.5 hours, daytime, major landmarks (Departs 12pm).
  • Best of NYC Cruise – 2.5 hours, daytime, completely circles Manhattan Island (Departs 3pm).
  • Harbor Lights Cruise – 2 hours, sunset and twilight, bar and snacks (Departs 7pm).
Why visit?

Awesome way to see all of Manhattan’s most famous buildings, bridges and landmarks with plenty of time to get photographs along the way.

All of the cruises are a relaxing way to explore New York and get a unique vantage point of the city. We took a best of NYC cruise.

Our favorite aspect wasn’t Manhattan’s famous skyline, but the fantastic narration detailing history and fun facts about NYC.

Directions:

All circle line cruises depart from Pier 83 in Midtown Manhattan, directly to the West of Times Square and just North of Hudson Yards.

Closest subways to Circle Line cruises Pier 83:

  • Blue Line A, C, E – 42 St Port Authority
  • Purple Line 7 – 34 St Hudson Yards
Cost:
  • Without a New York CityPASS (prices may fluctuate through off peak to peak season)
    • Landmarks US$ 19
    • Best of NYC US$ 28 – 44
    • Harbor Lights US$ 27 – 41
  • With a New York CityPASS – All Free
Tips (for the best of NYC cruise):
  • Sit on the left side of the boat. Manhattan is to the left side for the entire cruise and it passes the Statue of Liberty on both sides.
  • You might be tempted to head straight outside for an open air seat. Seriously consider weather conditions before you take your seats and remember it will be much colder once the boat is moving.
  • Arrive early to secure the best seats. Aim for no later than 30 minutes before departure otherwise seats on the left side will be full.
  • The most iconic NYC landmarks are all within the first hour of the cruise. Lines for food were huge during the first hour but quiet during the second hour. Wait until the second hour to get food so you don’t miss any of the best bits and there will be no line!
  • More information: Circle Line Cruises

9/11 Memorial & Museum

9/11 memorial and museum in lower manhattan included attractions with new york CityPASS and c3 pass for visitors to nyc
What is it?

The New York City 9/11 Memorial and Museum is a very sobering reminder of the tragic events of September 2001.

You will find two square shaped holes in the ground marking the exact positions of the twin towers, plus a fantastic museum explaining the event in great detail.

Why visit?

This might seem like an upsetting place to visit and it is – but the museum is incredible. Memorabilia, detailed timelines, endless amounts of information and a touching tribute to those who sadly lost their lives.

Plan to spend at least 2 hours inside, but we can guarantee you will need longer. Be warned this can be a harrowing experience and expect to leave feeling emotionally drained.

Directions:

9/11 Memorial and Museum are located in Lower Manhattan, Northwest of the Financial District. This is a very walkable area with plenty of other attractions to see.

Closest subways to 9/11:

  • Red Line 1 – WTC Cortlandt
  • Yellow Line R, W, N – Cortlandt Street
  • Green Line 4, 5 – Fulton Street
Cost:
  • Without a New York CityPASS – US$ 26 adult
  • With a New York CityPASS – Free
Tips:
  • There is a lot to see and read in the museum so allow plenty of time.
  • The second half of the tour (timeline of events) is fascinating so be sure to leave enough emotional energy to appreciate the latter parts.
  • More information: 9/11 Museum & Memorial

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid sea air and space museum pier 86 manhattan nyc
What is it?

The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum is a National Historic Landmark docked on the banks of the Hudson River.

It contains exhibits from space shuttles to submarines and from fighter jets to the concorde. The Intrepid also featured in the movie National Treasure in which Ben Gates jumps from the Aircraft Carrier deck.

Why visit?

With so much to learn about all things space, sea and air, you could easily spend a half day just walking around the aircraft carrier.

Seeing serious action in WWII and the Cold War, collaborating with NASA to serve as recovery for astronauts and various tours in the Vietnam War, Intrepid has certainly had a colorful history.

Directions:

Intrepid is located at Pier 86, very close to Circle Line Cruises and to the Northwest of Times Square in Midtown.

Closest subways to Intrepid Museum at Pier 83:

  • Blue Line A, C, E – 42 St Port Authority
  • Purple Line 7 – 34 St Hudson Yards
Cost:
  • Without a New York CityPASS – US$ 33 adult
  • With a New York CityPASS – Free
Tips:
  • Allow at least 2 hours for your visit to Intrepid museum.
  • Don’t miss the British Airways concorde and Enterprise space shuttle orbiter.
  • More information: Intrepid Museum

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – Only C3 Pass

MoMA museum of modern art painting in manhattan
What is it?

New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (or MoMA) is home to one of the largest collections of modern art in the world.

Works include media, paintings, architecture, photography and sculpture.

Why visit?

If you like modern art, this is the place to lose yourself for a half day hit of Dali, Cezanne, Kahlo, Matisse, Monet, Warhol, Pollock and Picasso but to name just a few.

Directions:

Entrance to the MoMA is located on W 53rd street between 5th and 6th avenues, half way between Rockefeller Center and Central Park.

Closest subways to MoMA:

  • Blue Line E – 5 Avenue 53 St
  • Orange Line M – 5 Avenue 53 St
Cost:
  • Without a New York C3 Pass – US$ 25 adult
  • With a New York C3 Pass – Free
Tips:
  • 5 floors of modern art makes for a lot of exploring, plan enough time.
  • Van Gogh’s Starry Night is on floor 5.
  • More information: Museum of Modern Art

City Cruises (Formerly Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises) – Only C3 Pass

Hornblower cruise docked in pier 15 lower manhattan
What is it?

Hornblower Sightseeing Cruises are another way to see NYC from the water and again you have multiple options with this one:

  • One hour ‘See NYC’ Sightseeing Cruise – Similar to Circle Line with famous NYC landmarks
  • Two hour ‘Alive After Five’ Happy Hour Cruise – DJ, cocktails and dancing in the evening
  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Cruise – Narrated tour of NYC traveling between Midtown and Lower Manhattan
Why visit?

Similarly to Circle Line, soak up the world famous Manhattan skyline from out in the bay. Happy Hour cruise is for those looking to celebrate being in New York City with a cocktail or five.

Hop-on, Hop-off works well for visitors who are staying West of Midtown and want easy access to Lower Manhattan without having to take a subway.

Directions:

Both the See NYC and Alive After Five Cruises depart from Pier 15 in Lower Manhattan (not far from Brooklyn Bridge).

The Hop-on, Hop-off cruise transports passengers only between Pier 78 in Midtown and Brookfield Place Terminal in Lower Manhattan.

Cost:
  • Without a New York C3 Pass
    • Hop-on, Hop-off – US$ 35 adult
    • Alive After Five – US$ 37 adult
    • See NYC – No price currently listed
  • With a New York C3 Pass – All Free
Tips:
  • Hop-on Hop-off cruise is narrated and will be similar to Circle Line landmarks cruise.
  • Alive After Five cruise has more value when used as part of a C3 pass bundle.
  • More information: Hornblower Cruises

Edge at Hudson Yards – Only C3 Pass

Awesome view from the edge in hudson yards manhattan attraction included with new york CityPASS c3 pass
What is it?

The Edge at Hudson Yards is New York City’s latest cloud dwelling observation deck and highest outdoor sky deck in the Western hemisphere.

A very modern, crisp and classy exhibit area leads to our favorite elevator ride in NYC, before opening up to a partially glass bottomed outdoor deck on the banks of the Hudson River.

Why visit?

Views over New York are spectacular, with Central Park and Top of the Rock left, Empire State dead ahead and Lower Manhattan and New Jersey off to the right side.

The modern building is very easy on the eye and NYC views are unique from Hudson Yards.

Directions:

The Edge entrance is on the 4th floor of Hudson Yards pristine shopping mall. Hudson Yards is Northwest of Midtown as you look at a map of New York City.

Closest subways for The Edge:

  • Purple Line 7 – 34 St Hudson Yards
  • Blue Line E, C, A – 34 St Penn Station
Cost:
  • Without a New York C3 Pass – US$ 36 adult
  • With a New York C3 Pass – Free
Tips:
  • Don’t miss the impressive and unique structure ‘Vessel’ right outside Hudson Yards shopping center during your visit.
  • There are a set of steps on the observation deck outdoors, but to access this area you must buy food and / or drinks from the champagne bar.
  • Don’t worry, you can just grab a hot chocolate and bag of pretzels to qualify!
  • More information: Edge NYC

Map of NYC Attractions

Use the map below to see Manhattan and locations of the 12 attractions you can choose between with a New York CityPASS or C3 pass.

NYC’s major attractions are spread out across Manhattan, but this map gives you an idea of how you could double up or even triple up attractions in a day.

Map showing all attractions on nyc new york CityPASS and c3 pass

Who Should Buy a New York CityPASS?

We personally recommend you go for the CityPASS if you have a comfortable amount of time to spend in the city. Remember, more awesome attractions bundled = more money saved.

The New YorkCityPASS Pass with its supercharged 6 NYC attractions is for the following travelers:

  • Those planning a longer visit to New York, such as a 4 day NYC itinerary or even a full week.
  • Travelers who love to hit all of the best attractions a city has to offer.
  • Budget savvy travelers who enjoy saving the most money possible.

Who Should Buy a New York C3 Pass?

We think the New York C3 pass is an excellent alternative option to the full CityPASS. It won’t save you as much but it is perfect for those with less time available in the city.

The lighter New York C3 Pass featuring a pick of any 3 NYC attractions is for the following travelers:

  • Those who only have 1 or 2 days to spend in NYC.
  • Travelers who prefer to spend longer at each attraction.
  • Visitors who prefer not to be tied into a 6 attraction pass.

How You Can Buy Your New York CityPASS or C3 Pass

Buying your New York CityPASS or C3 pass couldn’t be any easier. Just follow these simple steps:

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We hope this in depth review helps you decide if the New York CityPASS or C3 Pass is perfect for your visit to NYC!

Have you been to New York? Did you use a CityPASS and did you think it was worth it? 

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any help planning your visit.

-Happy NYC Attraction Hunting-

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2 comments

Mariana April 13, 2021 - 7:49 am

This is great, the map is so helpful too! I love how you break down the logistics on how to explore NYC. So many great tips in here that I did not know about and must do. Love hearing it from a travelers perspective like you guys. Keep up the great work!

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Mark and Kristen Morgan April 14, 2021 - 9:37 am

Thank you Mariana, we’re glad you found the map helpful! Using a New York CityPASS is the perfect way for visitors and even NY residents to hit the city’s top touristy highlights at a relaxing pace and save money in the process. Hope you are able to tick all of the best NYC attractions off this year!

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