Experience the Best of NYC with The New York Ticket

By Michelle Matos-Becerra

Getting into a New York state of mind is easy with The New York Ticket pass, which offers half-off admission to NYC’s top attractions, plus dinner at an iconic Times Square eatery.

Take in sweeping views at the Empire State Building; sail around the City’s waterways on Circle Line Cruises; see famous faces at Madame Tussauds; ride a double-decker Big Bus through Manhattan; and chow down at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Purchase The New York Ticket pass online, select a start date and redeem your ticket at Madame Tussauds on your chosen date. Visitors then have 60 days to use their passes for the remaining attractions.

Adventures can be had across multiple fun-filled weekends or, for those coming from farther away, over one action-packed vacation.

Here’s what you can expect at every stop.

Madame Tussauds New York. Courtesy, New York Ticket

Madame Tussauds New York

What to Expect: Lifelike figures await at this five-story wax museum in Times Square. Pose with noted musicians, stars of stage and screen, world-famous athletes and global personalities in over 80,000 square feet of celebrity “encounters.” And remember, you’ll redeem The New York Ticket here first to validate admissions to the other attractions.

Don’t Miss: The Marvel Universe 4D movie, plus backstage treatment on Broadway—try on stage makeup then blend in with the cast of Cats and The Phantom of the Opera.

Empire State Building 86th Floor Observatory. Courtesy, New York Ticket

Empire State Building 86th Floor Observatory

What to Expect: This New York City icon and the world’s most famous skyscraper offers 360-degree views of the entire City from its open-air 86th Floor Observatory. Visitors must reserve a timed ticket (available up to 48 hours in advance) at the kiosk located at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue.


Don’t Miss:The World’s Most Famous Building, a history of the Empire State building and its place in pop culture, projected onto 72 screens with 180-degree surround sound. The recreation of a scene from King Kong (1933) makes for a fun photo op.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. Courtesy, New York Ticket

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

What to Expect: Circle Line offers the 90-minute Landmarks Cruise (12:30pm and 3pm departures) or the 60-minute Liberty Midtown Cruise (10:30am departure). Sail along the Hudson and East Rivers (the Liberty Cruise stays on the Hudson side) while taking in the sights, such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory and the Chrysler Building.

Don’t Miss: The chance to learn more about each landmark from the cruise line’s award-winning guides.

Big Bus Downtown Tour. Courtesy, New York Ticket

Big Bus Downtown Tour

What to Expect: This hop-on, hop-off tour on a double-decker bus offers multi-language audio commentary. Beginning at M&Ms World in Manhattan, the tour goes along Broadway and around downtown, past iconic NYC landmarks. Take this as your transport between all of The New York Ticket’s experiences.

Don’t Miss: The distinct character of the various neighborhoods, including Chinatown and Soho.

Hard Rock Cafe. Courtesy, New York Ticket

Hard Rock Cafe

What to Expect: Ticketholders can enjoy a prix-fixe meal at Hard Rock Cafe in the heart of Times Square. Options include a cheeseburger, veggie burger, pulled pork barbecue sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich or a grilled chicken Caesar salad, plus a dessert and a beverage. Tax and gratuity are included.

Don’t Miss: Rock ’n’ roll memorabilia—from greats like Madonna, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin—that lines the massive eatery’s walls.

Purchase your pass for $119 here to experience some of New York City’s highest-rated attractions.