Ideas For New York City Days Out

FIRST TIME, FIRST DAY IN NYC

Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours Normal entry $59.00

Jump right into the sights of New York City by taking the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour. With each New York Pass, you receive a 1-day ticket for the Big Bus which includes the Uptown, Downtown, and Midtown tours. Along these guided tours, you have the option of getting off at major NYC attractions like the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, and more.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Normal entry $25.00

Hop off of the bus at stop 28 on the Uptown Route which is for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Inside of the museum, you'll see one of the most extensive art collections in the world featuring works by the legendary Pablo Picasso, Van Gogh and many more.

Empire State Building Observation Deck

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Normal entry $34.00

Travel to the Empire State Building where you can view the vibrant lights of New York City at night from the world's most famous observatory. On the 86th floor of the ESB, you can enjoy the beautiful panoramic view until 2am.

Total Ticket Price $118.00

ON THE HUDSON RIVER

High Line-Chelsea-Meatpacking Tour

High Line-Chelsea-Meatpacking Tour Normal entry $35.00

Walk along the beautiful elevated High Line Park on the Chelsea-Meatpacking tour. The tour runs daily at 9:30am and shows you what is perhaps the most unique park in NYC. You will also get to learn about Manhattan's Meatpacking district before heading next door to the High Line's neighbor, the Whitney.

Whitney Museum of Art

Whitney Museum of Art Normal entry $25.00

After the tour, step inside of the Whitney Museum of Art and view new exhibitions as American Art pieces fill the rooms. Inside you will also find works from the Whitney's permanent collection which contains over 21,000 objects and features artists like Georgia O'Keeffe.

Once you're done in the museum, take advantage of your 15% discount on Liberty Helicopter Tours. You'll get an amazing view of the city as you fly over the Hudson River.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Normal entry $24.00

Head to the fascinating Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where you can find exhibits on a legendary aircraft and ship. You can also utilize your New York Pass' Fast Track Entry to get in and start viewing the Intrepid quicker than you would with general admission.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises Normal entry $41.00

Close out the day on a relaxing cruise down the Hudson River with Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises. You have the choice of several cruises that will give you the best waterfront views of New York City.

Total Ticket Price $125.00

SOHO AND GREENWICH VILLAGE

Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours Normal entry $59.00

Wake up and take the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour's downtown route which will bring you to SoHo (Stop 8) where you can take the SoHo-Little Italy-Chinatown Walking Tour

SoHo-Little Italy-Chinatown Tour

SoHo-Little Italy-Chinatown Tour Normal entry $35.00

New Museum

New Museum Normal entry $16.00

After touring some of NYC's most cultured neighborhoods, you can explore the great innovation on display at the New Museum which specializes in contemporary art.

Total Ticket Price $110.00

DISCOVER DOWNTOWN AND THE STATUE OF LIBERTY/h2>

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Normal entry $18.00

No trip to NYC is complete without visiting the Statue of Liberty. Head to Battery Park in the morning and take the Statue Cruises ferry to Lady Liberty and the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern Normal entry $7.00

The ferry will take you back to Battery Park and from there you can discover some of the true gems of Downtown like Fraunces Tavern. The Tavern has a rich history and once was the headquarters for George Washington, the 1st president of the United States.

Wall Street Walks

Wall Street Walks Normal entry $35.00

Catch an afternoon tour of NYC's Financial District on the Wall Street Walks tour. The journey lasts approximately 90 minutes and is jam-packed with information on early America.

Museum of American Finance

Museum of American Finance Normal entry $8.00

After exploring Wall Street, take a walk to the Museum of American Finance where the economical history of the country is on display for all to see. There are interactive exhibits used to teach visitors about finance in the U.S.A as well as financial figures like Alexander Hamilton.

Total Ticket Price $68.00

9/11 MEMORIAL & MORE

NYC Gospel Walking Tour

NYC Gospel Walking Tour Normal entry $45.00

On Sundays, treat yourself to the best Gospel that New York has to offer on the NYC Gospel Walking Tour. The tour even concludes with an actual church service.

9/11 Memorial & Museum

9/11 Memorial & Museum Normal entry $24.00

For every other day of the week, you can begin with a trip to the lovely Downtown area of Manhattan where you can visit the 9/11 Memorial & Museum as well as the 9/11 Tribute Center. Both attractions offer great insight on the September 11th attack of 2001 with a series of installations.

9/11 Tribute Museum

9/11 Tribute Center Normal entry $15.00

Clipper City Tall Ship

Clipper City Tall Ship Normal entry $39.00

When you're done at the museum, you can enjoy a special waterfront trip on the Clipper City Tall Ship Cruises from Manhattan By Sail. Whether day or night, you'll have an amazing view of New York City's most popular landmarks.

Total Ticket Price $123.00

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT

New York Water Taxi

New York Water Taxi Normal entry $31.00

Make your way to the nearest New York Water Taxi stop and ride the cruise to Pier 11 at South Street Seaport where you can indulge in the many flavors at restaurants and great shops in the area.

Circle Line Downtown

Circle Line Downtown Normal entry $31.00

Within walking distance is the Circle Line Downtown which takes you on a scenic cruise across the Hudson River.

Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals

Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals Normal entry $44.00

Once the cruise is over, head to Blazing Saddles and ride around New York City in style. You can rent out a bicycle for a full 24 hours and also take part in guided group tours.

Total Ticket Price $106.00

WALK THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE/h2>

Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Tour

Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Tour Normal entry $35.00

Get your day started with the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO neighborhood tour at 11am. You'll get to walk across one of the most iconic bridges in the world and discover the steadily developing area underneathe the Manhattan Bridge.

Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society Normal entry $10.00

On the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge, you can visit the Brooklyn Historical Society where the history and culture of New Yorkers is on full display. If you visit on a Wednesday, you can also enter the Othmer Library from 1-5pm.

New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum Normal entry $7.00

Then make your way to the New York Transit Museum and learn about the advancements made in the MTA's subway system over the years. You can also spend some time inside of a real NYC train displayed in the museum.

After this, you'll still have plenty of time in the day to attend more attractions in the city.

Total Ticket Price $52.00

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING

Empire State Building

Empire State Building Normal entry $34.00

If you're looking to escape the large crowds at the Empire State Building, it's best to arrive early. You can enter the ESB at 8am and enjoy the 360 degree panoramic view from the 86th floor Observatory before the crowds pile in.

Madison Square Garden Tour

Madison Square Garden Tour Normal entry $26.95

Take a short stroll down the block and tour the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. During the tour you will get to know the arena's history and even step foot inside of the locker rooms for the New York Knicks and Rangers.

Fashion Windows Walking Tour

Fashion Windows Walking Tour Normal entry $34.99

In the afternoon, join the Fashion Windows Walking Tour and discover NYC's greatest high fashion stores as well as the favorite stores of well known celebrities like Sofia Vergara.

Total Ticket Price $95.94

TIMES SQUARE & BROADWAY

The Ride

The Ride Normal entry $55.00

If you're lucky enough to secure tickets for The Ride, it can be an excellent start to the day as you cruise the streets of New York City with a few special surprises along the way.

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Normal entry $37.00

Once the ride is over, head to the fabulous wax museum Madame Tussauds in the heart of Times Square and see some of your favorite celebrities.

All of that excitement sure can work up an appetite. Enjoy a delicious meal at Planet Hollywood and take advantage of your 15% discount with the New York Pass.

Inside Broadway Tours

Inside Broadway Tours Normal entry $35.00

Later on, learn about what it is like to be a Broadway actor as you take the Inside Broadway Tours. You'll hear from real Broadway performers and visit famous NYC theaters.

Total Ticket Price $127.00

ROCKEFELLER CENTER

Top of The Rock

Top of The Rock Normal entry $34.00

Thanks to Rockefeller Center being home to a few popular attractions, you can certainly get your money's worth without having to move too far. Start the day at Top of The Rock and marvel at the beautiful view of New York City from the 3 observatory floors.

Rockefeller Center Tour

Rockefeller Center Tour Normal entry $17.00

When you're done admiring the view of the city, take the Rockefeller Center Tour and learn the history of the plaza in addition to all the great activities to take part in while you're there.

Radio City Music Hall Tour

Radio City Music Hall Tour Normal entry $26.95

Step behind the scenes at Radio City and learn about the great shows that have taken place there since its opening in 1932. The Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour will answer all of your questions and even give you the chance to meet one of the Rockettes.

FDNY Fire Zone

FDNY Fire Zone Normal entry $6.00

Then head to the FDNY Fire Zone and see what it's like to be a real firefighter. There you can access interactive exhibits that will help you simulate the experience.

Total Ticket Price $83.95

MIDTOWN ATTRACTIONS

Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tours Normal entry $59.00

Get to know the city with an early morning ride on the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off tours and feel free to get off the bus to do some exploring. You can get right back on the next bus from the nearest stop. If you're on the Midtown Route, take the bus all the way to stop 36 and get off at Grand Central Terminal.

Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour

Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour Normal entry $9.00

Take the Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour and learn more about the historic commuting station that sees more than 750,000 people per day.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)) Normal entry $25.00

After the audio tour, take a trip to the world-renowned Museum of Modern Art and view the exciting exhibits on display. You'll also find works by legendary artists such as Van Gogh and Claude Monet.

Food On Foot Tours

Food On Foot Tours Normal entry $49.00

At this point you'll be ready to eat and Food on Foot Tours is the perfect introduction to the best New York style dishes. Bring a bib.

Total Ticket Price $142.00

CENTRAL PARK ON A BIKE

Central Park Bicycle Rentals & Tours

Central Park Bicycle Rentals & Tours Normal entry $49.00

The sun is shining in NYC and it's the perfect day to go for a ride. Get things started with an early Central Park Bicycle Tour or if you feel like riding at your own pace, rent out a bicycle for up to 4 hours.

Tour at Lincoln Center

Tour at Lincoln Center Normal entry $18.00

Following your bike ride in Central Park, you can take the Tour at Lincoln Center and discover all of the famous organizations that have theaters within the plaza such as the Metropolitan Opera House and the New York Philharmonic.

New York Historical Society

New York Historical Society Normal entry $20.00

Total Ticket Price $87.00

CENTRAL PARK WITH KIDS

On Location Tours Central Park TV and Movie Sites

On Location Tours Central Park TV and Movie Sites Normal entry $25.00

Central Park is filled with excitement and activities for everyone, old and young. The children will certainly enjoy visiting famous areas from the big screen when they take the On Location Tours Central Park TV and Movie Sites tour. Along the journey you'll see familiar sights from Home Alone 2 and Stuart Little.

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History Normal entry $22.00

Then take a trip to the American Museum of Natural History and explore the many different exhibits highlighting various species like humans and dinosaurs. AMNH is quite a popular attraction in NYC but not to worry as you have access to Fast Track Entry which will allow you to avoid the general admission line

Total Ticket Price $47.00

MUSEUM MILE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Suggested Donation $25.00

New York City is known to have great variety when it comes to art museums. A section of fifth avenue starting at 82nd street is even called 'Museum Mile'. Take a stroll and explore the great museums in the area starting with the Metropolitan Museum of Art which features more than 2 million works in their permanent collection including pieces by Picasso.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Normal entry $25.00

Later you can venture to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the elegantly designed building housing art from some of the world's most iconic creators of all time.

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York Normal entry $14.00

Continue your journey to the Museum of the City of New York where innovative multimedia installations like Timelapses are always on display.

El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio Normal entry $9.00

Finally, you can visit El Museo del Barrio Wednesday through Saturday and admire the extensive showcase of minority cultures through creative exhibitions.

Total Ticket Price $73.00

UPTOWN & HARLEM

Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour Normal entry $59.00

Grab your tickets for the Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour and take the Uptown Route to Stop number 26 (Apollo Theater/Harlem).

Harlem One Stop Tour

Harlem One Stop Tour Normal entry $25.00

Explore the many cultural gems in Harlem such as the One Stop Cultural & Heritage Walking and Step-On Group Tour Packages.

Hallelujah! Gospel Wednesday Tour

Hallelujah! Gospel Wednesday Tour Normal entry $25.00

On Wednesdays, you can also take the Hallelujah! Gospel Wednesday Tour that highlights the most iconic religious centers in Harlem.

The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem Normal entry $7.00

After touring the neighborhood, you can visit the Studio Museum in Harlem to view unique displays of contemporary art and pieces influenced by African-American culture.

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens

The Cloisters Museum and Gardens Normal entry $25.00

Before the day is done, pay a visit to the Cloisters Museum and Gardens at Fort Tryon Park. The Cloisters is a branch of the MET museum that specializes in medieval art pieces. During the summer you can also enjoy extended hours at the museum.

Total Ticket Price $141.00

BOTANICAL GARDENS AND YANKEES STADIUM

New York Botanical Garden

New York Botanical Garden Normal entry $25.00

Make your way to the Bronx for a day of adventure as you take in all of the borough's greatest sights. First stop by the New York Botanical Garden to see the beautiful displays of plant life in numerous gardens.

Yankee Stadium Tours

Yankee Stadium Tours Normal entry $25.00

You can easily spend a few hours in amazement at the NY Botanical Garden but there's still more to see in the Bronx. Plan a reservation ahead of time and secure your spot for the Yankee Stadium Tour. Get an inside look at the 27 time World Series champions, the New York Yankees and their iconic stadium . Right outside the stadium, you can access the subway and still have time to fit more attractions into your day.

Total Ticket Price $50.00