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The New York Pass

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The New York Pass is your passport to New York City. This card gives you free entry to over 80 attractions around New York City. The New York Pass offers not only great value and convenience but enables you to jump the lines at selected attractions. There are also special offers such as discounts on sightseeing tours, and at restaurants, theatres and department stores.

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The New York Pass is your passport to New York City. This card gives you free entry to over 80 attractions around New York City. The New York Pass offers not only great value and convenience but enables you to jump the lines at selected attractions. There are also special offers such as discounts on sightseeing tours, and at restaurants, theatres and department stores. Some popular NYC attractions covered by the pass include the Empire State Building Observation Deck, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York Botanical Garden and Top of the Rock. So whether you prefer museums or theatres, parks or gardens, sports entertainment or shopping excursions, with the New York Pass, there is really something for everyone.

The benefits of the New York Pass are quite clear when you go to a New York City attraction. Simply go to the entry showing the New York Pass signs or as instructed in the attractions pages. Present your pass and you will be granted instant access. You will not be required to pay an entry fee. As well as free entry, the New York Pass allows you to skip long lines at some of the busiest tourist attractions. Simply look for the New York Pass signs and show the attendant your New York Pass – they will swipe your card through the New York Pass machine and you will be allowed entrance. The pass is valid for one admission per attraction.

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. The more sights you see, the more money you save. 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: You can always visit as many attractions as you want.

The smart card records when and where you first use your Pass, as well as how long the Pass will remain valid. This means your Pass is activated the moment that you first use it at an attraction or service. Your New York Pass is then valid for the number of days that you've purchased – be it 1, 2, 3, 5 or 7 days. It is important to note that a ‘day’ is based on a calendar day, not a 24 hour period.

The New York Pass is valid for use on consecutive days only. You can visit each attraction just once with the New York Pass. At the end of your validity period, the pass will expire and will no longer have access to attractions. For example, if a 1 day New York Pass is used for the first time on Monday, the card will expire that night at midnight. A 2-day card first used on Monday will expire Tuesday at midnight. If you used a three day pass for the first time on Monday, your pass will cease working at the end of Wednesday, regardless of how often you have used it in between. the-new-york-pass-card

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