What is the New York Explorer Pass?
First of all, what is the New York Explorer Pass? Well it's just a magnetic card which will allow you toaccess a whole host of New York attractions. While saving money. Yes, because the Explorer Pass has a fixed price, depending on the number of sites you want to visit. And that is much cheaper than buying tickets separately, at each attraction.
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And then, it saves time: no need to queue anymore to buy tickets! Once your card is in your pocket, you can go directly to the attraction of your choice and forget about the queue!
How does the New York Explorer Pass work?
If you want to opt for the Explorer Pass, know that you are the one who completely chooses your pass, and therefore your price. Indeed, there are two types of Explorer Pass: the classic, and the tailor-made.
The classic New York Explorer Pass
The first is the classic New York Explorer Pass. You will then be able to choose between 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 attractions. So you can choose according to the length of your stay, your budget and quite simply your desires! Note that the Explorer Pass is valid for 30 days, which is really advantageous for those who are not necessarily in a hurry!
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Then you can also choose the other option, the « Build Your Own Pass », where you can choose the exact number of attractions you want to visit. You will then benefit between 15 and 25% reduction on the original prices.
Either way, believe me, you'll be spoiled for choice! Indeed, the New York Explorer Pass offers more than 60 sites and attractions New Yorkers to visit, so good luck choosing!
Finally, and whatever pass you choose, I advise you to think in advance about the attractions you want to do. This will allow you to organize yourself well and thus save a lot of time once there. What to enjoy 100% of your stay in New York!
Order your pass online
Once your options have been chosen, order your pass online. You will then receive it by e-mail, and will have the possibility to print it and to download to your phone. I recommend that you do both, just to be sure! You will also receive a small informative booklet by email, detailing the different attractions, and how to use your pass during your stay.
Then, you can activate your Explorer card when you arrive. From the moment you make your first attraction, it will be valid for 30 days. Enough to take the time to visit everything quietly!
So to order your Explorer Pass now, go here without further delay!
Explorer Pass prices
Explorer Pass prices vary depending on the number of attractions you choose. And it's quite practical, because it allows you to save money while adapting your pass to your budget.
Also, depending on whether you choose between 3 and 10 attractions, the prices vary between € 85,82 And € 209,98 per adult and between € 63,91 and € 155,20 for children up to 12 years old. Note that for babies (up to 2 years), everything is free.
Attractions included in the New York Explorer Pass
Regarding the attractions included in the New York Explorer Pass, know that you can do anything, and that the choice will be rather difficult!
Museums and tours included in the Explorer Pass
For example, regarding museums, you may have access to the Met, MoMA, Guggenheim, Whitney Museum and many others. I highly recommend MoMA if you're into modern art, and Met if you're a bit more classic. Then, if you are traveling with your kids to New York, then go to Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum! A true gold mine in terms of finds of all kinds, and coming from the four corners of the world. A cave of Ali Baba in the heart of New York, in a way.
You can also participate in several organized tours, such as the 9/11 Tribute Center Tour, the Yankee Stadium, the Brooklyn Bridge, Harlem or Central Park.
Of course, they are all equally interesting. Having said that, I highly recommend the 9/11 Tribute Center Tour. You will retrace the history of the tragic day of September 11, and can visit the memorial dedicated to it.
Then, the tour on the Brooklyn Bridge is of course a great classic. However, if you want to get off the beaten track a bit and do something more original, then go for the guided tour of the harlem district. Too little known to tourists, this borough nevertheless conceals a lot of surprises of all kinds!
You are a fan of Gossip Girl ? Well, be aware that the Explorer Pass even includes a dedicated tour! Yes, it exists! You can find everything in New York, I already warned you ...
The proposed cruises
Then, if you like the boat, you will also be spoiled for choice thanks to the different cruises offered. I recommend that you take the opportunity to go see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island!
I had also chosen the Circle Line company to make a short cruise to Liberty Island, and was not disappointed! The Statue of Liberty is so impressive! And once there, you will benefit from a short guided tour to learn more about the island and this famous monument.
Of course, Ellis Island is just as culturally unmissable. It was indeed the point of arrival of immigrants at the time, who came to live the American dream! An island full of history, traced in its museum, a must visit!
Finally, don't miss the Top of the Rock, theEmpire State Building, the New York Botanical Garden, or Luna Park on Coney Island, which are also offered with the New York Explorer Pass.
And as a bonus, you will also have the possibility of having faster access to a lot of attractions, and thus avoid queuing for hours.
Also, find out about the additional benefits of the Explorer Pass, as it gives you lots of discounts in some department stores. This is the case, for example, with the famous Macy's brand, which will offer you a 15% reduction on simple presentation of your Explorer card. Another good excuse to go shopping in New York ! And this is also valid for a good number of restaurants, so what more could you ask for?
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The difference with other passes
As I have mentioned in other articles, there are other great passes to visit New York City like the New York City Pass, ideal for a first visit.
So, are you ready to discover New York as you see fit? Once your New York Explorer pass in your pocket, you will have a much freer spirit. And the next step will be to book your hotel, in order to benefit from the best places, at the best prices! Don't hesitate to check out the list of my favorite New York design hotels, or the list of budget-friendly places to stay in New York, if you're on a budget! Having said that, I cannot say it enough: make as many reservations as possible in advance! This will allow you to leave with a free spirit, and above all it will avoid many unpleasant last minute surprises. Expert's word!
Finally, do not miss to do some completely unusual little activities all the same! To spice up your trip a bit and to have incredible memories. Have fun !