Why I like New York 35: the New York Pass

New York PassThis post is way overdue.

Last Thanksgiving, Tricia came to New York. Eric could not leave Austin where he served as a Young Adult Volunteer. With Sean and I both living in New York, it made sense for Tricia to come here.

We had a great time. We ate too much and we saw a number of sites. Tricia said she needed to come back when she could stay longer.

I pondered that and did some research and consulted Sean. Then I purchased two 7-Day New York Passes for Christmas.

The New York Pass is a ‘smart card’ – like a credit card with a computer chip inside – which allows you completely cash free entry to over 80 New York tourist attractions. It’s a bit like an ‘all you can eat’ buffet – once you’ve bought your New York Pass you don’t have to pay to get into any of the attractions covered by the pass and the more sites you see, the more money you save.

At some locations, often the busiest attractions, the New York Pass allows you to skip the lines.

Tricia returned to New York in June and we used the pass. It worked perfectly. We had a wonderful time. We went to the places one would expect – the Circle Cruise, the Empire State Building, and the Top of the Rock. We went to new places – the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. We went to places that I might never have gone – MoMA and the Metroplitan Museum of Art. We toured DUMBO and Central Park. We ran ourselves ragged and truly enjoyed this amazing city.

Whether you live in New York and need to see the sites or whether you come to New York to visit, I recommend you use the New York Pass. It is good stuff.

See you along the Trail.

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