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New York: Go City Explorer Pass - 90+ Tours and Attractions

1. New York: Go City Explorer Pass - 90+ Tours and Attractions

Explore iconic New York with Go City for one low pre-paid price. With a selection of over 90 must-see NYC attractions, museums, and tours, you can save up to 50%* compared to buying separate attraction tickets. Design your own New York adventure with access to the most popular attractions on one easy-to-use digital pass. Options include the Statue of Liberty Ferry, 9/11 Memorial, Empire State Building, EDGE, and many more. Pick between a 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10-choice pass, browse the guide or Go City app to plan your itinerary and check entry requirements. Scanning your pass at the gate or ticket office of an attraction (or tour) for the first time will activate it. You then have 60 days to use the remaining choices purchased. Your pass also features special perks including gift shop discounts or a free audio guide at selected attractions, helping you make the most of your New York trip and save even more along the way. The New York attractions you can choose include:  Museums & Galleries • American Museum of Natural History • 9/11 Memorial & Museum • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • Intrepid Museum • Guggenheim Museum • The Whitney Museum of American Art • Fotografiska New York • Museum of Sex • Museum of the City of New York Experiences • Empire State Building • Top of the Rock • One World Observatory • Edge • Central Park Bike Rental • Rise NY • 9/11 Museum Workshop: Hands-on 9/11 Tour • SPYSCAPE • Madame Tussauds • Harlem Jazz Series • Harlem Bike Rental • Surrey Bike Rental Governors Island • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Rental by Unlimited Biking • New York Yankees Game Tickets Tours & Cruises • Rockefeller Center Tour • Big Bus New York Hop-on Hop-off: 1-Day Classic Tour • Best of NYC Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing • Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Ferry • The RIDE • Harbor Lights Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing • NYC Landmarks Cruise: Circle Line Sightseeing • Central Park Bike Tour • Madison Square Garden All Access Tour • Radio City Stage Door Tour • Greenwhich Village at Night Walking Tour • St Patrick's Cathedral Tour with Express Entry • Graffiti and Street Art Tour Walking Tour of Brooklyn • Secrets of the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Walking Tour • Broadway & Times Square Walking Tour • Central Park TV & Movies Walking Tour • Yankee Stadium Tour • Wall Street Walking Tour • Catacombs by Candlelight • Pride Walking Tour • NYC TV & Movie Bus Tour • Top of the Highline and Hudson Yards Tour • Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO Neighborhood Walking Tour • Chinatown Walking Tour • High Line - Chelsea - Meatpacking Tour • Little Italy Walking Tour • Greenwich Village Walking Tour • Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour in Williamsburg • Woodbury Common Bus Tour (Round Trip + VIP Coupon Booklet) • Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts Walking Tour Food and Drinks • Food on Foot Tours • Spirits on Foot - Beer, Spirits & Wine Crawl *Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

2. NYC: Statue of Liberty Express Skip-the-Box-Office Cruise

Departing from Downtown Manhattan in Battery Park, this express cruise is the fastest way to get up close and personal with the Statue of Liberty and enjoy best views from the water. Enjoy insights onboard from your tour guide with live narration. Begin your cruise experience at Battery Park's Slip 6. Get your souvenir photo with Lady Liberty in the background while you wait. Board the vessel, sit back, and set sail on your round-trip sightseeing cruise. Bask in the panoramic view of downtown New York's celebrated towers, memorials, and Landmarks while you relax on board the state-of-the-art boat.  Cruise right over to see the Statue of Liberty, one of the most iconic symbols in the world. On your way to Lady Liberty, you’ll sail past and learn about Ellis Island, once home to the United States’ busiest immigration station, where approximately 12 million immigrants came through.  You will also see Governors Island, a former military base that has since been redeveloped with a beautiful park for the public to enjoy.

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

3. From Manhattan: 4-Hour Dyker Heights Holiday Lights Bus Tour

Experience Christmas in New York City on a comfortable bus tour of Dyker Heights, world-known for its luminous light displays. Witness the festive decoration tradition that the residents have kept alive since the 1980s. Drive from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Enjoy this lively Italian-American neighborhood with your tour guide. Due to narrow streets, buses are not allowed in Dyker Heights, so hop off the bus and follow your guide to the two most illuminated streets in the area. See Lucy Spata's house, which started the tradition of Dyker Lights in the '80s. Walk along the most spectacularly decorated houses. Next, stop at the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO/Brooklyn Heights. Enjoy the view of the Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge for about 25 minutes. Return via the Manhattan Bridge. End the experience at Bryant Park, where you can visit its famous winter market on your own.

NYC: New York, City of Contrasts Guided Bus Tour

4. NYC: New York, City of Contrasts Guided Bus Tour

Discover why New York City is the city of contrasts on a guided bus tour. Drive through Harlem, visit the Yankee Stadium, and see the Jewish Quarters in Williams. Board your bus at the Manhattan at Times Square Hotel. Then, head north in Manhattan, going through the neighborhood of Harlem and crossing into the Bronx. Visit the Yankee Stadium, home of the legendary NYC baseball team, and take a restroom, picture-taking, and shopping break. Continue to Grand Concourse Avenue and enter the famous police Precinct 42. Proceed to the South Bronx to see graffiti and street art masterpieces. Hear the stories behind each of the most famous pieces, snapping photos along the way. Head then to Queens, the largest and most multicultural borough in New York. See the most expensive neighbor out of Manhattan, MALBA. The next stop is Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. There you'll find the Mets' Stadium and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Next, stop in Queens on Roosevelt Avenue, one of the borough’s main streets. See firsthand how immigration and culture prevail in a neighborhood replete with multicultural stores and restaurants Move on to visit Brooklyn. See the Jewish Quarters in Williamsburg, a stark contrast to the trendy areas made famous by movies and TV shows. Finally, head to the Manhattan Bridge where you can decide where to end the tour. End by walking towards the Brooklyn Bridge and visiting the Dumbo neighborhood, or taking in panoramic views as you cross the Manhattan Bridge to reach Chinatown and Little Italy, where you can find the best Italian food in NYC.

From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

5. From Manhattan: Full-Day NYC Boroughs and Coney Island Tour

Travel by a comfortable motor coach and learn about the development of the diverse neighborhoods like Harlem, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Coney Island from a licensed NYC tour guide. See historic sites, such as the world-renowned Apollo Theater, the debut venue for many performers such as Ella Fitzgerald, The Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, and many others. Next, you will travel north, to the borough of the Bronx, where you will see the home of one of the most famous baseball teams in the world: The New York Yankees! You’ll also learn about the birth of hip hop and view original street art while walking along the streets.  The tour continues across the East River into the borough of Queens, one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the US, whose residents speak over 100 languages. You will pass through the exclusive Malba neighborhood, and see its many beautiful homes. Visit Flushing Meadows Park, home of the US Open (one of the oldest tennis championships in the world), as well as the New York Mets baseball team and the Unisphere (leftover from the 1964 World’s Fair). Enjoy the impressive DUMBO from where you can see the famous Brooklyn Bridge. You will then proceed to visit the borough of Brooklyn, viewing the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Crown Heights, home to one of the largest Hasidic Jewish communities outside of Israel, alongside a younger, gentrifying non-Jewish population. If you choose the tour without Coney Island, your day ends in Dumbo. Otherwise, continue to Coney Island, a fun and relaxing destination for New Yorkers for generations. Weather permitting, explore the boardwalk and get time for lunch at the legendary Nathan’s restaurant (cost not included). Finally, you’ll head back over the East River, passing by the historic Brooklyn Bridge, on your return to Manhattan. Please note that the day’s itinerary is subject to traffic conditions and may be modified due to time constraints.

NYC: Explore the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens on a Bus Tour

6. NYC: Explore the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens on a Bus Tour

Go beyond Manhattan to explore three of New York's iconic boroughs, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Embark on a guided bus tour of these vibrant neighborhoods and see highlights, including Brooklyn Bridge, the Yankee Stadium, and Williamsburg. Meet your guide in the heart of Manhattan and board the tour bus to Harlem. Drive through this vibrant neighborhood, famous for its African-American roots and history. Stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame and discover the history behind this beloved landmark. Continue to the Bronx and explore the birthplace of hip-hop and rap. Head to the Yankee Stadium to learn more about the legacy of baseball in the city and catch a glimpse of the distinctive graffiti on view throughout the borough. Arrive at Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Visit Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. Leaving Queens, travel to Bushwick Collective in Brooklyn, known for its vibrant street art scene. Take a break to try out Brooklyn's international cuisine, before seeing the distinct shops, fashion, and eateries of the Hasidic Jewish community thriving in Williamsburg. Pass through the Dumbo neighborhood and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and see the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Look out across the water and witness the Manhattan skyline. Finish your tour in Little Italy with its lively ambiance and bustling restaurants.

From Manhattan: 4-Hour Brooklyn Christmas Magic Tour

7. From Manhattan: 4-Hour Brooklyn Christmas Magic Tour

Combine the fun of a hop-on hop-off and a guided walking tour on your visit to the neighborhoods of Dyker Heights and Dumbo in Brooklyn. Look at blocks and blocks of Christmas lights decorated for the holiday season. Witness nativity displays, nutcrackers, inflatable Santas, garlands, lights, and more. Start from midtown Manhattan and head out to Dyker Heights where you will hop off the vehicle and walk around. Experience the most magical neighborhood in New York City with the biggest display of Christmas lights in full splendor. After getting into the holiday spirit, continue to another spectacular section of Brooklyn, Dumbo, to take a stroll under the Brooklyn Bridge and photograph the skyline of Manhattan.  Finish your night by returning to Times Square Hotel in Manhattan.

New York City: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

8. New York City: Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour

Your tour begins in Midtown Manhattan. From there you will head towards the western part of Manhattan along the Hudson River as you learn about its history. You will then cross the Battery Tunnel, which will take you directly to the borough of Brooklyn. Once you are in Brooklyn you'll head to the Dyker Heights district; an Italian-American neighborhood famous for its elaborate houses and gardens. Each year residents compete with each other to make out of the ordinary Christmas decorations, illuminations, and displays. Your tour guide will tell you about the origin and history of this tradition, before giving you free time to walk the streets to admire and take pictures of the houses. Once you have finished the tour of the neighborhood, you will get back on the bus to go to the Brooklyn Bridge. There you will enjoy the different viewpoints, with more free time to take pictures of the spectacular views of Manhattan. Finally, you will return to Times Square where the tour ends. You can feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on what else you can do to enjoy your visit to New York City.

NYC: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Guided Walking Tour

9. NYC: Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo Guided Walking Tour

Join a guided walking tour in New York City and discover the Brooklyn Bridge and the popular Dumbo neighborhood. Start in Manhattan and cross the East River, enjoying fantastic views of the city skyline as you walk. Meet your guide in Manhattan and set out towards Brooklyn on foot. As you walk, learn about the Brooklyn Bridge and hear stories about the tenacious people who built it. Listen to tales of bad luck and accidents, momentous achievements, and even hear about a parade of elephants. Take in panoramic views of Manhattan and Brooklyn as you walk across the bridge and make sure to have your camera handy to capture the moment. Your walking tour comes to an end in Brooklyn's hip Dumbo neighborhood. Spend some time here and discover how this once-quiet waterfront area has been renewed, creating the popular neighborhood known as Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, or Dumbo for short. Take your time as you wander along cobblestone streets where former industrial properties have been transformed into hip storefronts and modern residential spaces. 

From Manhattan: 2-Hour Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

10. From Manhattan: 2-Hour Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

Get up close and personal with the famous Manhattan and Brooklyn Waterfront sites.  This guided bicycle tour explores the diverse, historical neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Manhattan. Cross the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn Heights, considered to be America’s first suburb, boasting amazing skyline views across the water. Then head back along the Hudson River across to the Brooklyn Bridge, gliding peacefully above vehicular traffic and stopping to take amazing panoramic photos of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and more. We'll explore downtown Manhattan, the hub of the American financial system, plus Battery Park, South Street Seaport, Wall Street, and more.

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An excellent way to see NYC beyond Times Square. Very knowledgeable tour guide whose corny jokes were quite entertaining. Loved the stop at the bodega. Should have ordered more empanadas! Wish we could have gone under the area in DUMBO for photo ops!

The Go City Explorer Pass was definitely worth it. You'll save something in expensive New York. Everything went smoothly with the purchase. It is also easy for children to handle.

Was a fantastic experience in most part to your amazing tour guide Jorge he made the trip super interesting with his knowledgeable commentary. Would definitely recommend this trip 😀

Very nice, competent and committed guide who passes on useful information, tells a lot about “his” New York and answers all personal questions.

availability of passes on the app. a large choice of activities.