New York City, also affectionately known as the Big Apple, The City of Dreams, and even the Capital of the World, deserves to be on your travel bucket list. New York is composed of five boroughs: Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Aside from Los Angeles, it is the largest and most influential American city, setting many trends that are followed by the rest of America and even around the world.
This bustling city is home to many of America’s most popular attractions, such as the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Empire State Building, Wall Street, and more. The list literally goes on and on(and on). Aside from these extremely popular attractions, NYC is also famously known for its delicious cuisine, melting pot culture, and being a city that truly never sleeps.
As you can see, New York City is a place that should definitely be on your travel list. However, the many attractions to see in the busyness of the city can make it intimidating, if not difficult, to truly explore and see all that this lively city has to offer. If you’re a first-time visitor or pressed for time, the CityPASS is a great way to explore the city.
What is CityPASS NYC
The CityPASS is a tour that allows you to experience six of New York City’s best attractions with less hassle and for a fraction of the regular price. You’ll get expedited entry at many of the attractions, making it a great way to experience more in less time. What’s more, the pass is good for nine consecutive days, meaning you can customize your vacation to be exactly how you want it. That’s explore the top attractions that the CityPASS admission includes.
#1:Empire State Building
Although no longer the world’s tallest building (since the Burj Khalifa was built in 2010), the Empire State Building easily the most famous skyscraper in the world. It has been featured in many films, including ‘King Knng’, and is a symbol of the city itself as well as American culture. With your CityPASS, you can visit the Empire State building observation deck on the 86 floor where you can have an amazing view of Midtown and the rest of New York City.
#2:American Museum of Natural History
The museum is committed to bringing the public’s awareness and appreciation of natural history and anthropological wonders. In the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), you can find giant dinosaur skeletons, a grandiose planetarium, a giant playground for adults and children alike, and more. The AMNH is home to the world’s largest collection of vertebrate fossils, with nearly 1 million specimens in total. Some notable permanent exhibitions you’ll find in this museum are the Fossil Hall, Cultural Halls, Mammal Halls, and the Hall of Biodiversity.
#3:The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Affectionately known as ‘the Met’, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world’s most inclusive, featuring ranging from prehistoric to modern times. The museum’s origins actually begin in Paris, where John Jay, a prominent lawyer, suggested to a group of American businessmen that America ought to have a Museum similar to those found in Europe. The museum was built and opened in 1871 5th Ave. As it quickly grew, the museum relocate a few times to accommodate the growth, ultimately landing where it stands today on the east side of Central Park. The Met is home to more than 2 million works of art that celebrate many historical art cultures, including Greek and Roman, Egyptian, European and American.
#4:Top of the Rock Observation Deck
The Top of the Rock Observation Deck is an Observatory on the top of the Rockefeller Center that offers amazing views of New York City that are unparalleled. Found on the 70th deck, you’ll get a 360°, unobstructed view of New York City’s beautiful skyline. While the views are indeed amazing during the day, you can try visiting the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at night for some breathtaking skyline views.
#5:Ferry Access to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
Ferries are at the heart of New Yorker culture, as they are one of the most popular and quickest ways to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. As you already know, the statue of liberty is one of America’s and world’s most popular and adored points of interest since its construction in September 1876 (constructed as a joint effort between America and France).. The Statue of Liberty stands an impressive 151 feet tall, reaches a height of 305 feet including the pedestal. There is a staircase inside the statue that enables you to walk all the way up to the crown of Lady Liberty, giving you yet another breathtaking these over New York City. Ellis Island is an island that holds a great deal of history as it served as a gateway for more than 12 million immigrants to enter the U.S. between 1892 and 1954, which greatly contributed to America’s melting pot culture. With your CityPASS, you can take a relaxing and scenic ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island with no extra hassle.
#6: 9/11 Memorial and Museum
With your CityPASS, you can pay your respects to the many victims of the 9/11 attacks that occurred in 2001. The 9/11 the Memorial and Museum opened on September 11, 2011 to commemorate September 11, 2001 tasks that were responsible for exactly 2977 deaths and the collapse of the World Trade Center. The 9/11 memorial and Museum features a large still growing collection of artifacts, stories, photos, video, and other evidence of the 9/11 event that played a major role in United States history. The museum consists of several exhibitions that represent different aspects of the 9/11 event, such as the Skywalker’s exhibition, Comeback season exhibition, Historical exhibition, Memorial exhibition, and Witness at Ground Zero.