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  • Save up to 50% on admission to top New York attractions. Pay nothing at the gate! See real savings examples.
  • Choose as you go. Enjoy 3, 4, 5, 7, or 11 attractions and tours from 81 options, including Empire State Building, Top of the Rock Observatory, Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour, Statue of Liberty Ferry Ticket, AMNH, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and more.
  • Easy to use. Just show your pass at designated ticketing areas and enjoy.
  • Sightsee at your own pace. Your pass is valid for 30 days from first use.
  • Digital delivery. Use your pass right on your phone and get everything you need to sightsee with the free, easy-to-use Go City Card app.
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Visit 3 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$89 / $67
Visit 4 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$119 / $84
Visit 5 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$134 / $99
Visit 7 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$169 / $129
Visit 11 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$219 / $169

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Our Risk Free Guarantee gives you 30 days from your purchase date to return any non-activated passes for a full refund.

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What is a New York Explorer Pass?

A New York Explorer Pass is a multi-attraction pass that includes admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5, 7, or 11 New York attractions for one low price.

How does a New York Explorer Pass work?
  • Purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit — we offer 3, 4, 5, 7, or 11-Choice Passes.
  • Your New York Explorer Pass gets you into any of the 81 included attractions. No need to decide before your trip, choose as you go from the options included with your pass.
  • Simply present your pass at included attractions for admission. Pay nothing at the gate.
  • Visiting your first attraction activates your card. Then, you'll have 30 days to use your pass.
How will I get my pass?

You'll get your pass via email as soon as your order processes. Choose between 2 options:

  • Use your pass right on your phone with the free Go City Card app.
  • Print your pass and guidebook at home.

Links and easy-to-follow instructions for both options will be in your confirmation email.

What else does the pass include?

You'll get a guide with hours of operation and directions for each attraction, and a map to help plan your itinerary.

Plus extra dining, shopping and entertainment discounts to help you save even more along the way.

Frequently Asked Questions Show All

Is this just a discount card? Will I still need to buy tickets?

No. Passes include admission to each attraction; no need to pay anything at the gate. Some attractions may offer upgrades or special exhibits for an additional fee.

Do I need to choose my attractions in advance?

Certain attractions may require reservations. While most do not require reservations, please read the "Getting In" details for each of your selected attractions to see if a reservation is required.

My child is under 3 years old. Can I get them a New York Explorer Pass?

Child Passes are recommended for children ages 3-12. Many attractions offer free admission for younger children. Please consult the attraction websites for more details.

How will I get my pass?

You'll get your pass via email as soon as your order processes. Choose between 2 options:

  • Use your pass right on your phone with the free Go City Card app.
  • Print your pass and guidebook at home.

Links and easy-to-follow instructions for both options will be in your confirmation email.

How do I activate my pass?

Easy: simply visit your first attraction!

Is the pass valid all day?

You bet! Feel free to visit the attractions any time of the day as long as they are open or operating.

What is your refund policy?

Our Risk Free Guarantee gives you 30 days from your purchase date to return any non-activated passes for a full refund.

How much will I save?

Compare the price of the pass to the gate prices of the attractions you want to visit to see how much you can save. Many customers save 50%. Or, check out some real savings examples from Go City Card customers to see how much they actually saved!

We give you the flexibility to create your own itinerary and choose the attractions you want to visit depending on your interests.

For inspiration, check out some of our sample itineraries, insider tips, and more for info on all the fun things to do in New York so you can make the most of your time here.

Can I visit an attraction more than once?

No. Your pass includes only one visit per attraction.

Can I purchase passes on the spur of the moment when I arrive in New York?

Of course! Visit one of our local purchase locations or order online and receive your pass(es) digitally. Please be aware that online orders may take additional time to process. If you need your pass(es) immediately, please contact cs@smartdestinations.com.

Does a New York Explorer Pass expire?

Yes. You have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire.

Do I need to make reservations to visit the attractions?

Attractions that require a reservation will display this symbol on the guidebook page.

Some attractions require a credit card to hold a reservation. In these cases, your credit card will not be charged unless you do not show up for your reservation.

If you are interested in taking the Gossip Girl, NY TV and Movie Tour and Sex and the City Tour, you should pick up your tickets as soon as possible after arriving in the city.

How do I use my pass to visit the Statue of Liberty?

Present your New York Explorer Pass at one of the Statue Cruises ticket counters inside Castle Clinton at Battery Park.

Once you have obtained your Ferry Ticket from Castle Clinton you must wait in the security line before boarding.

The Ferry requires is airport-level security, so be prepared for a long wait. Allow at least 2 hours to visit one island and 4 hours to visit Ellis & Liberty islands.

Your pass provides you access to the island only. Pedestal & crown access requires reservations and space is limited, and is not included with your pass.

What's the catch?

There’s no catch. New York Explorer Pass has a partnership with all of the participating attractions to make your visit to New York as memorable as possible and to help you save time and money.

Can I share my pass with a friend or sell it?

No. The New York Explorer Pass is non-transferrable and may not be re-sold.

What happens if an attraction is closed or a tour is cancelled due to weather or other problem?

While we do our best to ensure that all attractions are available, events happen that are out of our control. The great thing about a New York Explorer Pass is that there are so many attractions to choose from. If an attraction is closed, or cannot be visited for some reason, we know you'll find a fun alternative in your guidebook!

I still have questions!

Please feel free to email us at cs@smartdestinations.com and we'll be happy to help you!

Reviews

We took our 6 kids and my dad on a 4 day New York tour and this deal was the best thing we could have purchased. The bus tour alone would have cost $50 per person but we were able to do so much more. I am so thankful for this deal and will do it again in a heartbeat.

- Party of Nine! from TN

Real Customers, Real Savings

You can visit any of the included attractions with your New York Explorer Pass. Here are some ways our customers have saved big on top attractions in New York.

Please note, product offerings and prices may have changed since these customers' trips.

51%

Paul W. saved 51%

This customer bought a 10-Choice New York Explorer Pass, and visited:

  • 9-11 Memorial & Museum
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Big Bus Reward
  • Empire State Building
  • Madame Tussauds New York
  • NY Water Taxi: Hop-On Hop-Off Water Taxi
  • The RIDE
  • Times Sq Attractions Live - Nat Geo
  • Top of the Rock Observatory
  • Woodbury Common Bus Tour (Round Trip + VIP Coupon Booklet)
Gate price if purchased separately: $406.00
Paul W. paid: $199.00
Savings: $207.00
52%

Qi. X saved 52%

This customer bought a 10-Choice New York Explorer Pass, and visited:

  • Empire State Building
  • Gulliver's Gate
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Space Shuttle
  • Madame Tussauds New York
  • NFL Experience Times Square
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
  • SPYSCAPE
  • The RIDE
  • Times Sq Attractions Live - Nat Geo
  • Top of the Rock Observatory
Gate price if purchased separately: $411.00
Qi. X paid: $199.00
Savings: $212.00
41%

Angela R. saved 41%

This customer bought a 7-Choice New York Explorer Pass, and visited:

  • Big Bus Reward
  • Empire State Building
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Night Tour by Big Bus New York
  • The RIDE
  • Top of the Rock Observatory
Gate price if purchased separately: $272.00
Angela R. paid: $160.00
Savings: $212.00
36%

Peter L. saved 36%

This customer bought a 7-Choice New York Explorer Pass, and visited:

  • 9-11 Memorial & Museum
  • Big Bus Reward
  • Empire State Building
  • Madame Tussauds New York
  • Night Tour by Big Bus New York
  • The RIDE
  • Top of the Rock Observatory
Gate price if purchased separately: $311.00
Peter L. paid: $199.00
Savings: $112.00
48%

Pauline G. saved 48%

This customer bought a 5-Choice New York Explorer Pass, and visited:

  • Big Bus Reward
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square
  • The RIDE
  • Times Sq Attractions Live - Nat Geo
  • Top of the Rock Observatory
Gate price if purchased separately: $241.00
Pauline G. paid: $125.00
Savings: $116.00
38%

Nick K. saved 38%

This customer bought a 5-Choice New York Explorer Pass, and visited:

  • Big Bus Reward
  • Madame Tussauds New York
  • The RIDE
  • Top of the Rock Observatory
Gate price if purchased separately: $202.00
Nick K. paid: $125.00
Savings: $77.00

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