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New York Explorer Pass

The New York Explorer Pass allows access to New York’s most popular attractions while saving you time and money! Enjoy your choice of admission to 3, 4, 5, 7 or 11 of the best attractions that the Big Apple has to offer. Pay nothing at the gate!

Make the most of your time in the Big Apple with the easy-to-use New York Explorer Pass that can save you up to 50% on the combined price of individual tickets.

With the New York Explorer Pass you can pick your choice of admission to any 3, 4, 5, 7 or 11 fantastic attractions from a list of over 50 must-see sights, museums and tours for one low pre-paid price.

Plus you can skip the ticket line at some of these top attractions and take advantage of some great discounts on shopping and dining!

  • Instant Delivery!: Your gate-ready ticket will be available instantly so you can show on your phone or print it out in advance.
  • Save Money: Save up to 45% off combined admission prices.
  • Save Time: VIP line privileges at many attractions.
  • Flexibility: Create your own itinerary with over 50 attraction choices.
  • Freedom: Go at your own pace with 30 days to use your pass.
  • Insider Info: E-guidebook and map available in 5 languages.

Highlights include:

  • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus New York: Classic Tour 1-Day Ticket
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Immigration Museum - Ferry Ticket (provides ACCESS ONLY to the island, Pedestal and Crown tickets are not available with your Explorer Pass)
  • Empire State Building (86th Floor Observatory)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Top of the Rock™ Observation Deck
  • The RIDE
  • 9/11 Memorial Museum

Please see Attractions tab for a full list of inclusions.

Experience Includes

  • Gate-ready ticket - bypass the ticket and voucher lines with direct entry to the attractions
  • Print your tickets in advance or simply present on your smart phone for instant access
  • Your choice of 3, 4, 5, 7 or 11 great New York attractions from a list of over 50 top attractions
  • Savings of up to 45% off the combined price of individual attractions
  • Flexibility to create your own bespoke New York itinerary
  • Skip-the-line admission to many of the attractions
  • One easy-to-use pass which is valid up to 30 days from first use allowing you to do as much as you want each day
  • Open dated ticket - tickets are activated the first time they are used, giving you the flexibility to choose the day you activate your New York Explorer Pass

Additional information

Featured attractions (subject to change without notice)

  • Top of the Rock Observatory
  • Empire State Building (access to 86th floor observatory)
  • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Ferry Ticket (provides ACCESS ONLY to the island, Pedestal and Crown tickets are not available with your Explorer Pass) **
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
  • 9/11 Tribute Center & Walking Tour
  • The Met
  • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus New York: Classic Tour 1-Day Tour
  • Landmark Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing
  • Central Park Bike Rental: Full Day
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Space Shuttle
  • Yankee Stadium: Classic Tour
  • The RIDE
  • The TOUR
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not!® Times Square
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • The Met Breuer
  • Woodbury Common Bus Tour (Round Trip + VIP Coupon Booklet)
  • Rockefeller Center Tour
  • Radio City Stage Door Tour®
  • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: Hands-On 9/11 Tour (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Shearwater Classic Schooner Sail (Daytime Statue Sail) *
  • Harbor Lights Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing
  • Food On Foot Tours
  • Central Park Walking Tour
  • Central Park Bike Tour
  • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour
  • Madison Square Garden®: All Access Tour™
  • NYC TV & Movie Bus Tour by On Location Tours***
  • When Harry Met Seinfeld Bus Tour by On Location Tours***
  • Central Park TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour*
  • Museum of Sex
  • Gossip Girl Sites Bus Tour by On Location Tours***
  • Lincoln Center Tour
  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • New York Historical Society Museum
  • Luna Park at Coney Island: 4-hour Ride Wristband*
  • Night Tour by Big Bus
  • Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Walking Tour*
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Brooklyn Museum & Brooklyn Botanic Garden Combo (Adults aged 20 and over. Ages 19 and under enter the Brooklyn Museum free of charge; those 12 and under enter the Brooklyn Botanic Garden free of charge. Child passes are not needed to visit these attractions)
  • Hudson River Sightseeing: Full-Day Bike Rental*
  • The Met Cloisters
  • Sopranos Sites Bus Tour by On Location Tours
  • The Downtown Experience (Powered by The RIDE)
  • LEGOLAND Discovery Center®, Westchester
  • Harlem Bike Rental: Full Day
  • Harlem Bike Tour
  • Madame Tussauds New York
  • New York Water Taxi: All Day Access Pass
  • National Geographic Encounter : Ocean Odyssey
  • Hamilton Happy Hour Tour
  • Catacombs by Candlelight Tour
  • Gulliver's Gate
  • Great Women of New York: Walking Tour

Customers may choose to do any or all of the following cruises (each counts as one attraction choice):

  • Liberty Cruise by Circle Line Sightseeing
  • Landmarks Cruise by Circle Line Sightseeing
  • Best of NYC Cruise by Circle Line Sightseeing (*$10 upgrade fee applies)
  • Harbour Lights Cruise* by Circle Line Sightseeing (*$10 upgrade fee applies)

*These attractions are available seasonally. Please consult your guidebook for exact schedules and open hours.

**Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Immigration Museum - Ferry Ticket provides ACCESS ONLY to the island. Tickets to the Statue’s “Pedestal” and “Crown” require an advance reservation for a fee and space is limited. Pedestal and Crown tickets are not available with your Explorer Pass.

***Choice of 1 On Location Bus Tour. You will also need to leave a credit card number to hold your reservation, however, the credit card will only be charged if you do not show up for the tour.

Please note some attractions require advance reservations. Please consult your guidebook for details on how to book.

Terms & Conditions

  • You will be issued a gate-ready New York Explorer Pass Ticket, enabling you to start using your Explorer Pass as soon as you arrive in New York. The New York Explorer Pass will be available to download from your customer account shortly after your order processes. Print your Pass or present it directly on your mobile device to get into each attraction.
  • Your New York Explorer Pass also includes an E-guidebook with the most up-to-date attraction information, which you can download to your phone or print at home.
  • With the New York Explorer Pass, you can pick your choice of admission to any 3, 4, 5, 7 or 11 fantastic Big Apple attractions from a list of over 50 New York options.
  • The New York Explorer Pass is activated the first time it is used and will expire after all your admissions are used or 30 days (whichever comes first). There are no refunds if you do not use all of your attraction admissions.
  • Please note some attractions require advance reservations. Please consult your guidebook for details on how to book.
  • Featured attractions can be withdrawn at any time without notice and there are no refunds should a particular attraction be withdrawn.
  • Some attractions are seasonal. Please consult your guidebook for details.