New York CityPASS

The discount pass provides prepaid access to six New York City attractions:

• Empire State Building

• American Museum of Natural History

• The Metropolitan Museum of Art

• A choice between Top of the Rock Observation Deck or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

• A choice between the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island or a Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise

• A choice between the National September 11 Memorial & Museum or the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

New York Hall of Science

Although designed primarily for children, this hands-on learning center appeals to the scientist in everyone. Visitors explore biology, physics, chemistry and technology through more than 450 permanent exhibitions. 

Hours: M-F 9:30 am-5 pm, Sa-Su 10 am-6 pm

Admission: $16 adults, $13 seniors (62+)/college students/children ages 2-17

New York Holiday Lights and Movie Sites Bus Tour

Take a two-and-a-half-hour guided bus tour of New York to see its spectacular holiday lights and movie sites. A local New York actor enterains and explains landmark attractions. See the apartment where Buddy the Elf stays in “Elf;” relive a “Home Alone Christmas” moment outside Rockefeller Center, plus lots more. Prices start at $42.

New York Public Library

Exhibits covering literary, historical, philosophical and fine art themes are on view at the nation’s most famous library, the block-long Beaux Arts Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

Hours: M, Th-Sa 10 am-5:45 pm, Tu-W 10 am-7:45 pm

Admission: Free

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

Collections and exhibits pertaining to all aspects of the performing arts, including dance, music, recorded sound and theater, reside in the heart of Lincoln Center.

Hours: M & Th 10:30 am-8 pm, Tu-W, F-Sa 10:30 am-6 pm 

Admission: Free

New York Society Library

Founded in 1754 by the New York Society, a group of six civic-minded citizens, the library was once used by Herman Melville, George Washington and other literary and nonliterary greats. Today, members, for an annual subscription fee, have access to open stacks and the circulating library with over 300,000 volumes in its collection. The first-floor Reference Room is open to all for reading and reference.

Hours: M & F 9 am-5 pm, Tu-Th 9 am-8 pm, Sa & Su 11 am-5 pm

Admission: Free

New York Sports Tours

New York Sports Tours’ “New York Game Changers” sports history experience is a luxury tour ride through midtown Manhattan. Guests will be immersed in entertaining, educational stories of how sports-related people, places and events in New York from 1776 to the present have helped shape culture and society in the city, nation and beyond. An English-speaking sports expert leads the tour. Information is also shared through more than 30 exclusive mini-documentaries that play during the ride. Many tours include the option of a meal at Keens Steakhouse hosted by a noted sports figure.

New York Transit Museum

Visitors view vintage subway cars, turnstiles, rotating art exhibitions and more in a 1930s subway station.

Hours: Tu-F 10 am-4 pm, Sa-Su 11 am-5 pm

Admission: $10 adults, $5 seniors (62+)/children 2-17, children under 2 and seniors on W free

New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex

Exhibitions and artifacts explore the evolution of the urban public transportation system in New York City. Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat & Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

New York Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Servicemen’s letters home are etched into glass on the Walk of Honor, which also displays the names of 1,741 New Yorkers who lost their lives in Vietnam. Open 24 hrs. Free.


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