If you are thinking of traveling to New York, surely you have already seen that there are several tourist cards and right now you are thinking, but which is the best option? Well yes... I understand you, because this same thing happened to me.
After several trips to New York City and testing options, I tell you about The New York City Explorer Pass in this post and about the New York Pass here.
TOURIST CARD NEW YORK EXPLORER PASS
Are you going to travel to New York and only want to access a few attractions?
Then you need the Explorer Pass New York card, it is a discount card that allows you to choose between more than 90 attractions and save up to 50% compared to the direct price at the entrance.
It is a good option if you are going to travel to the city with the intention of following a slightly quieter itinerary, where you can enjoy various attractions but more calmly (without running from one place to another, come on).
It is also a good idea if you are clear about what you want to see in New York, you are very clear about the attractions you are going to visit and their price. If so, you will see that you save a lot by buying the card.
You can choose from 3 to 10 attractions, in addition to obtaining additional discounts.
How the New York Explorer Pass works
It is very simple, you can buy it from here and once the purchase is complete, you will receive an email to the email that you have provided during the process that will include your pass.
To start using your card, you just have to go directly to the ticket office of the attraction you want to visit, show the pass and they will exchange it for an access ticket to that attraction.
You can buy your New York Explorer Pass now and you have one year to use it. Of course, your card is valid for 30 days from its first activation, that is, you can buy it now, start using it and it does not expire until 30 days have passed since the first use.
You will not be able to repeat visit. That is, if you buy the 3-attraction pass, you will not be able to access the Empire State Building today in the morning and return again to visit it at night.
To use your pass you only have to go directly to the ticket office, show it and enter, nothing more.
What is included in the New York Explorer Pass
The New York Explorer Pass will come with a guide with schedules for the different attractions and tips so you can make the most of your visit.
You will also receive additional discounts that you can use in restaurants, shops and other activities in New York.
You can choose between more than 90 attractions, you can see all the attractions included in the card from here.
Reservations are required to access the attractions
Some attractions, such as tours and shows, may require advance booking and the only way to find out is by visiting the official website of each attraction, tour and/or place you want to visit one by one.
I recommend that you make a list of the attractions you want to visit and access their website. Some like the Top of the Rock observatory do not allow advance booking.
As this card allows you to buy up to 10 attractions, and you probably already know which ones they will be, it is easier since the maximum number of attractions that you will have to consult is only 10. If, on the other hand, you are a little on the go, go to each monument and If they ask you to book in advance, keep looking for alternative visits.
New York Explorer Pass vs. New York Pass
The New York Explorer Pass is a flexible pass that allows you to choose the number of attractions you want to visit and which ones, depending on that, the price varies.