Visit New York City “à la carte” with the Go New York Pass, the SightSeeing Flex Pass, and the FreeStyle Pass

The Go New York Pass and the SightSeeing FlexPass are an alternative to visit New York City and some of its most famous attractions! You may know the the New York Pass and the New York City Pass but the Go New York Pass and this Sightseeing FlexPass are “à la carte”. It really depends on what you’re planning to visit, how long are staying in New York and whether it’s your first trip to New York or not.

Sightseeing FlexPass

The Sightseeing FlexPass grants you with a number of attractions and tours of your choice, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 11. You’ll save almost 50% off the admission fees!
It offers over 90 attractions for a flat low price, with some exclusive hop-on hop-off bus loops, the One World Observatory…
For some attractions, you will have to go to a visitor center to redeem your entry. Here you will find all the information about it.

List of attractions included in the pass

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• 9/11 Ground Zero Museum Workshop
• 9/11 Memorial & Museum
• 9/11 Tribute Center

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• American Museum of Natural History

B
• Best of Brooklyn Tour – Brooklyn Unplugged
• Big Bus NY Classic Tour – 1 day
• Bowlmor Tines Square
• Bronx Zoo
• Brooklyn Botanic Garden
• Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental by Fancy Apple
• Brooklyn Children’s Museum
• Brooklyn Unplugged – Street Art Workshop
• Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant (Brooklyn)
• Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant (Times Square)

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• Cathedral of St John The Divine – General Admission
• Central Park Bike Rental by Fancy Apple
• Central Park Zoo
• City Sightseeing / Hornblower Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Cruise

E
• Edge
• El Museo Del Barrio
• Empire State Building
• Escape Game New York
• Escape Virtuality

F
• Food on Foot – East Village Block Party Guided Tour
• Food on Foot – International Express Guided Tour
• Food on Foot – Meat to Eat Guided Tour
• Food on Foot – New York Waterfront Villages – Brooklyn Guided Tour
• Food on Foot – Union Square Area Eats Guided Tour
• Food on Foot – World Famous Sweet Tooth Tour Guided Tour
• Food on Foot – East Village Variety Tour
• Food on Foot – Go West Food Tour
• Food on Foot – Midtown Mix Food Tour
• Food on Foot – Midtown Winter Food Tour
• Fraunces Tavern® Museum

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• Go Airlink airport shuttle – LaGuardia, JFK or Newark
• Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour of Brooklyn
• Grand Central Terminal Audio Tour
• Gray Line CitySightseeing Best of Manhattan Tour
• Gray Line CitySightseeing Brooklyn Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
• Gray Line CitySightseeing Downtown Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour
• Gray Line CitySightseeing Night Tour
• Gray Line CitySightseeing Uptown Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tour

H
• Hamilton Happy Hour Tour
• Hornblower Cruises – Alive After Five
• Hush Tours – Walk This Way Thru Harlem Tour

I
• Inside Out Tours – Alternative New York Street Art Tour: Lower East Side
• Inside Out Tours – Bronx’s Little Italy and Arthur Avenue Tour
• Inside Out Tours – Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Neighborhood
• Inside Out Tours – Harlem Gospel Experience Tour
• Inside Out Tours – NYC Gospel Walking Tour
• Inside Out Tours – NYC Slavery and Underground Railroad Tour
• Inside Out Tours – Secrets of Brooklyn: The Insider’s Scavenger Hunt
• Inside Out Tours – Secrets of New York: The Insider’s Scavenger Hunt
• Inside Out Tours – Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
• International Center of Photography
• Intro to New York – Live interactive Presentation & Prizes

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• LOL Times Square Comedy Club
• LOL Times Square Magic

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• Macy’s Historical Tour
• Madame Tussauds
• Madison Square Garden Tour
• Manganaro’s Hero Boy
• Manhattan and Beyond Tours – Central Par Walking Tour
• Manhattan By Sail – Clipper City Daytime Statue Sail
• Manhattan By Sail – Shearwater Statue Sail
• Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
• MoMA PS1
• Museum at Eldridge Street
• Museum of Jewish Heritage
• Museum of the City of New York

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• National Lighthouse Museum
• New York Botantical Garden
• New York Historical Society Museum and Library
• NewYorkTour1 – Broadway Walking Tour
• NewYorkTour1 – Greenwich Village Walking Tour
• NewYorkTour1 – Lower Manhattan Walking Tour
• NewYorkTour1 – Highline, Chelsea, Meatpacking Walking Tour
• NewYorkTour1 – Secret of Hudson Yards, High Line & The Vessel Tour
• NewYorkTour1 – SoHo and Little Italy Walking Tour
• NOWADAY Classic Car Tour
• NY Aquarium
• NYC Fashion Window Walking Tour

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• On Location Tours – Central Park TV and Movie Sites
• On Location Tours – NYC TV and Movie Tour by Bus
• On Location Tours – When Harry Met Seinfield Bus Tour
• One World Observatory

P
• Product Voucher Option

Q
• Queens-Flushing Meadows International Food Excursion

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• Radio City Music Hall Stage Tour
• RIBNewYork – High-Speed Harbor Tour

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• Scavenger Hunts – New York
• Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
• Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
• South Street Seaport Museum
• Spirits On Foot – Beer, Spirits & Wine Crawl
• Spyscape
• St Patrick’s Cathedral Tours – Gold Pass
• Staten Island Children’s Museum
• Staten Island Museum
• Statue of Liberty & Ellis Islands

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• The Met Cloisters
• The Metropolitan Museum of Art
• The Skyscraper Museum
• TimeLooper – Virtual Reality Experience
• Top of the Rock

V
• Vessel
• Virtual Rush – Full Immersive Experience

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• Wall Street Walks – Secrets of Downtown Walking Tour
• Wall Street Walks – Wall Street Walking Tour
• Whitney Museum Of American Art
• Woodbury Common Outlets Super Saver Ticket

Updated on 04/10/2021

The price of the SightSeeing FlexPASS depends on the number of activities you choose:

Activities Adult Child
2 activities $74 $64
3 activities $99 $88
4 activities $124 $112
5 activities $144 $134
6 activities $164 $155
7 activities $184 $174
10 activities $234 $224
12 activities $264 $262

NB:
– the pass is activated when it is scanned for admission at your first attraction, bus tour, or restaurant.
– once the pass is activated, you have 7 days to make your visits. Please note that if you choose a Hop-Off Hop-On bus tour, you’ll have 24 to 48h to take the buses.

Purchase your pass
To purchase your pass you just have to click on the button. For a better rate, try the coupon “bpvny”.

SightSeeing FlexPass

To redeem your pass:
After purchasing your pass on the Internet, you can either:
– print it out
– take a picture of the QR Code and use your mobile phone as your ticket.
Simply present your pass at included attractions for admission!

Go New York Pass

The Go New York Pass (Ex Explorer Pass), offers savings of more than 45% on the 80+ most popular attractions in New York.
The Go New York Pass is valid for 30 days so that you can use it at your own pace!
Please note that you have up to 1 year to activate the pass before it expires. Buy it now and use it later!

You can choose the pass that best suits your trip, with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10 attractions for one price, saving up to 50%

  List of attractions included in the Go New York Pass

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• 9/11 Memorial and Museum
• 9/11 Museum Workshop: Hands-On 9/11 Tour
• 9/11 Tribute Muuseum & Guided Memorial Tour

A
• A Walk in the Park Tour by City Ramblers
• American Museum of Natural History

B
• Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour in Williamsburg
• Best of NYC Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing
• Big Bus Panoramic Tour
• Broadway & Times Square Walking Tour
• Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Walking Tour
• Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour by Unlimited Biking
• Brooklyn Bridge: Full-Day Bike Rental by Unlimited Biking
• Brooklyn Museum & Brooklyn Botanic Garden Combo

C
• Catacombs by Candlelight Tour
• Central Park Bike Rental by Unlimited Biking
• Central Park Bike Tour by Unlimited Biking
• Central Park TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour
• Central Park Walking Tour
• Circle Line NYC Landmarks Cruise
• City Rambler Walk Through History Tour
• Clipper City Tall Ship: Daytime or Sunset Statue Sail

D
• Downtown Liberty Express Cruise (seasonal)

E
• Edge
• Empire State Building
• Escape Cirtuality – Combo Ticket

F
• Fashion Windows Walking Tour
• Food On Foot Tours
• Fotografiska New York

G
• Ghosts of Greenwich Village Tours
• Gossip Girl Sites Bus Tour
• Graffiti & Street Art Walking Tour in Brooklyn
• Graffiti & Street Art Workshop
• Greenwich Village Walking Tour
• Guggenheim Museum
• Guided Harlem Highlights Bike Tour by Unlimited Biking

H
• Hamilton Tour
• Harbor Lights Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing
• Harlem Bike Rental by Unlimited Biking
• Harlem Gospel Tour (Sunday Service)
• Harlem Jazz Series
• High Line – Chelsea – Meatpacking District Neighborhood Walking Tour
• Holiday Markets & Christmas Lights Tour
• Hudson River Bike Rental by Unlimited Biking (seasonal)

I
• Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and Space Shuttle

L
• LEGOLAND® Discover Center
• Liberty Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing
• Liberty Super Express Cruise

M
• Madame Tussauds New York
• Madison Square Garden®: All Access Tour™
• Marvel & DC Superheroes Tours
• Masters of the Camera NYC Rooftop Photoshoot
• Museum of Ice Cream
• Museum of Jewish Heritage
• MoMA
• Museum of Sex

N
• NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Walking Tour
• NYC TV & Movie Bus Tour by On Location Tours
• New York City Sketching Art Tour
• New York Historical Society Museum
• Night Tour by Big Bus New York

O
• One World Observatory

P
• Perfect Picnic
• Pride Walking Tour

Q
• Queens-Flushing meadows International Food Excursion

R
• Radio City Stage Door Tour®
• Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Times Square
• Rockefeller Center Tour

S
• Spyscape
• Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Tour with Express Entry
• Secrets of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island: Walking Tour
• Shearwater at North Cove: Daytime Statue Sail
• SoHo – Little Italy – Chinatown Neighborhood Walking Tour
• Spirits on Foot: Beer, Spirits & Wine Crawls
• Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Immigration Museum – Ferry Ticket
• Surrey Rental on Govenors Island

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• The Downtown Experience by THE RIDE
• The East Village TV & Movie Sites Walking Tour
• The Met
• The Met Cloisters with Audio Tour
• The Museum of the City of New York
• The New York Botanical Garden: All Day Garden Pass
• The RIDE
• The TOUR
• The Whitney Museum of American Art
• Top of the Highline and The Vessel Tour
• Top of the Rock Observatory

V
• Vessel

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• When Harry Met Seinfeld Bus Tour by On Location Tours
• Woodbury Common Bus Tour (Round Trip + VIP Coupon Booklet)

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• Yankee Stadium: Classic Tour

Updated on 04/21/2021

The price of the Go New York Pass depends on the number of activities you choose

Activities Adult Child
2 activities $73 $51
3 activities $94 $70
4 activities $124 $89
5 activities $140 $107
6 activities $159 $124
7 activities $178 $139
10 activities $229 $175

NB : “child” rates applies for kids aged between 3 to 12.

Purchase your pass
To purchase your pass you just have to click on the button.

Go New York Pass

To redeem your pass:
After purchasing your pass on the Internet, you can either:
– print it out
– take a picture of the QR Code and use your mobile phone as your ticket.
Present your pass at included attractions for admission!

The FreeStyle Pass New York

The FreeStyle Pass NY means you can save around 40% on the admission fee of 40 activities in New York.
You can choose between 3, 5, or 7 activities + unlimited access on Hop-on Hop-off double-decker buses. You can take these 4 loops: Uptown, Downtown, Brooklyn, and the bus by night.

Once you ordered your pass, you receive a voucher by e-mail. You have to take it a “visitor center” to redeem it. Here’s the address of the visitor centers.

Please note that:
– The unlimited access on hop-on hop-off buses is valid for 72 consecutive hours,
– You have 14 days to enjoy the 3, 5 or 7 activities of your pass.

List of attractions included in the FreeStyle Pass NY

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• 9/11 Tribute Museum
• $25 towards lunch or dinner at Buca di Beppo
• $25 towards lunch or dinner at Planet Hollywood

A
• Alternative New York Street Art Tour
• American Museum of Natural History
• Applebee’s 42nd St (Breakfast or Lunch)
• Applebee’s 50th St

B
• Baseball Game at Yankee Stadium
• Bella Napoli (lunch)
• Broadway Walking Tour
• Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO Tour
• Brooklyn Museum/Botanical Garden
• Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present, Future Tour
• Bronx’s Little Italy and Arthur Avenue Tour

C
• Central Park Bike Rental
• Central Park Guided Walking Tour
• Central Park Horse and Carriage
• Chassidic Walking Tour
• Cloisters Museum

D
• Dave and Buster’s (lunch)

E
• El Museo del Barrio
• Empire State Building

G
• Go Airlink Airport Shuttle Share Ride (For departure transfers only. Guests must call 877 599-8200 to reserve)
• Guggenheim Museum
• Greenwich Village Tour
• Grotta Azzurra (lunch)
• Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour

H
• High Line, Chelsea, Meatpacking Tour
• Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour

I
• Inside Industry Tour of the BK Navy Yard
• Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

L
• Lincoln Center Tour
• Lower Manhattan Walking Tour

M
• Madame Tussauds Gold Ticket
• Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
• Metropolitan Museum of Art
• MoMA PS1
• Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA)
• Museum of the City of New York

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• NYCFC (New York City FC) Tickets
• NY Historical Society
• NY Mets Home Game at Citi Field
• NY Slavery and Underground Tour

O
• One World Observatory

R
• Radio City Stage Door Tour
• Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Times Square
• Rockefeller Center Tour

S
• SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown Tour
• South Bronx Renaissance Tour
• Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

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• Top of the Rock Observation Deck
• Twilight Cruise

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• When Harry Met Seinfeld Tour
• Whitney Museum of American Art
• World War II of the BK Navy Yard Tour

Updated on 04/21/2020

The price of the FreeStyle Pass depends on the number of activities you choose:

Activities Adult Children
Bus + 3 attractions $149 $129
Bus + 5 attractions $179 $159
Bus + 7 attractions $199 $179

The rates are for 3-11 years old children.

Purchase your pass
You can buy your pass on the internet by clicking on the button below.

FreeStyle Pass New York

Which one should you pick ?

Personally, I don’t think that the Go New York Pass is better or worse than the Sightseeing Flex Pass or the FreeStyle Pass. You’d rather consider which pass offers the activities you want to do.

After revising the activities, keep in mind that the SightSeeing FlexPass is valid for 7 days, The FreeStyle is valid for 14 days, and the Go New York Pass is valid for 30 days.

If you’re visiting New York for the first time and staying for a week, the New York City Pass is really worth it since it includes 7 of the most famous and interesting attractions in NY but,
– if you’re staying in New York City for fewer days, the SightSeeing FlexPass or the FreeStyle Pass could better suits you,
– if you want to have more choices and more time to make your visits, the Go New York Pass is a valid option,

At the end, the best tip is to look at the rates according to what you’re planning to visit.

Conclusion

It all depends on your budget and taste!
If you know what you want to visit, an “à la carte” Pass is a great option. Compare the rates paying at the gate vs the rate of each passes. Tell me if I can help you find the best pass!

The rates of the passes and activities/attractions can change, always check them on the official websites in the links provided above.

Memo

My fist trip to New York was in 2007 when I was working for an airline company. I was born in the US, I lived in Mexico, in Europe in between Belgium, Spain and France… Well, let’s say I know about travelling! I bring my experience of NYC to the blog, to provide the best travel tips you could imagine!

2 commentaires

  1. Nikky says:
    Hi we are visiting New York at x mas and are wanting to do Empire State building ( full tour) 911 tour and museum, hop on hop off bus tours ,ferry cruise to see Statue of Liberty as a minimum. Other things may Include top of the rock. Which would be the best pass. We are visiting from 23rd December to 27th December. Thank you

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