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NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Ticket

1. NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Ticket

Take in a 360-degree panorama of New York from 850 feet (260 m) in the air at the Top of the Rock. Explore 9,500-square feet of unobstructed outdoor viewing space, the most of any New York observatory. Take in the daytime scenery, see the sunset, or admire the city sparkle by night from new heights.  Upon arriving at 30 Rockefeller Center, take time to admire the stunning, shimmering Swarovski chandelier on your way to the mezzanine level. Head up to the Top in less than 1 minute on the elevators. Explore 2 floors with expansive indoor and outdoor viewing areas. Finally top off your visit with breathtaking views of Central Park, Empire State Building, downtown Manhattan, One World Trade Center, and multiple bridges from the completely open-air deck on the 70th-floor.

New York: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

2. New York: CityPASS® with Tickets to 5 Top Attractions

Visiting New York City? Experience 5 must-see attractions, handpicked and packaged together at a 40% savings, with New York CityPASS® tickets. Spend less time planning and more time exploring. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order. Valid for 9 consecutive days including the first day of use. Buy online for instant mobile delivery. Get admission to 5 attractions. Includes: •Empire State Building Observatory- AM/PM Experience, including 86th Floor Observatory admission and entry to the 2nd Floor Museum, plus bonus same-night general admission •American Museum of Natural History- Admission to permanent Museum halls, including over 40 galleries, plus a choice of one ticketed exhibition, the Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium, giant-screen film, or the Hayden Planetarium Space Show (based on availability; Invisible Worlds not included) Plus choose 3 of the following: •Top of The Rock® Observation Deck- General Admission •Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island- General Admission ticket for one Statue City Cruises ferry ride to and from Liberty Island and Ellis Island, audio guides, and admission to the Statue of Liberty Museum and Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration (Crown Tickets and Pedestal Access not included) •9/11 Memorial & Museum- General Admission •Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises- One regularly scheduled Landmarks Cruise, Liberty Midtown Cruise or Liberty Super Express Cruise (check circleline.com for current schedules) •Intrepid Museum- General admission, including the Space Shuttle Pavilion, the submarine Growler, the immersive Kamikaze experience, and all temporary exhibitions •Guggenheim Museum- General admission to the Guggenheim’s collection and special exhibits, plus a free digital guide (accessed via personal mobile device) Plan Your Trip: Visit my.citypass.com to make reservations (if required), access tickets and view attraction details.

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

3. 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 • 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 Music Hall Tour Experience • 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 *Savings based on sample itineraries on Go City website.

New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

4. New York City: The Sightseeing Flex Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple! Pull up your Sightseeing Flex Pass on your phone and enjoy cash-free access to over 100 experiences, destinations, museums, and tours, including some of the city’s most popular attractions like the Top of the Rock Observatory, Madame Tussauds, Moma, the New York Aquarium, and more. Simplify and save, as you can tailor your trip to New York City to fit your ideal itinerary with the easy-to-use Sightseeing Flex Pass. With the option to select 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, or 12 attractions, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and with no fixed start date. This pass is recommended for visitors with limited time for sightseeing and want to visit only a few most popular attractions. Get out and explore to get an authentic taste of New York City from the streets on one of the many walking or biking tours. See the internationally renowned skyline up close with access to five bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Sightseeing Flex Pass holders also have access to the Hop-on, Hop-off Uptown and Downtown Bus Loops for 1 day. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory • Central Park Zoo  • Museum of Modern Art (Moma) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Hop-on, Hop-off Bus Tours by Big Bus • Whitney Museum of American Art • Empire State Building Experiences: • Artechouse NY • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Luna Park Coney Island • Harlem Gospel Series • Harlem Jazz Series Attractions: • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • The Edge • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Garden • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • Spyscape Museums: • American Museum of Natural History • El Museo Del Barrio  • Museum of Broadway • Fotografiska NY • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum • Moma PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of Jewish Heritage • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Staten Island Museum and Children’s Museum • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours: • Big Bus NY Discover Downtown • Guided NYC Premium Bus Tour (5 Hour Escorted Tour) • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus (with discount booklet) • The Ride • Go Airlink Airport Shuttle (outbound) Cruises:  • Circle Line Landmarks Cruise • Circle Line Liberty Express tour Walking and Bike Tours:  • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours  • Central Park Bike Rental • The St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour • Manhattan and Beyond Central Park Walking Tour • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour • 2-hour Central Park Bike Tour

New York City: The Sightseeing Day Pass

5. New York City: The Sightseeing Day Pass

Take a bite out of the Big Apple with the Sightseeing Day Pass, with access to over 100 experiences, museums, and tours to choose from. This includes some of the city’s most popular attractions like Top of the Rock Observatory, the Statue of Liberty, MoMA, the New York Aquarium and more! Simplify and save! With the option to select 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, or 10 days, you can enjoy full admission to the attractions that interest you most, saving up to 65% and no fixed start date. The easy-to-use Sightseeing Day Pass is a perfect choice for first time visitors who are excited to see all of New York City and who plan to use the Pass at more than 10 attractions across the five boroughs.  Get out and hit the streets! See the internationally renowned New York City skyline up close with access to five immersive bus tours or take it all in from the harbor on a ferry tour. Get an authentic taste of the city on one of the many themed walking or biking tours. Your Day Pass is activated in NYC the moment you use it at an attraction or service and is valid through the number of purchased consecutive days. Hop-On, Hop-Off double-decker bus ticket is valid for 1 day, regardless of pass duration. New York Top Destinations: • One World Observatory • Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island • Central Park Zoo  • Museum of Broadway • Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) • Top of the Rock Observatory  • Whitney Museum of American Art • The Edge Experiences:  • Ground Zero Museum Workshop: 100 Images & Artifacts Tour  • Madison Square Garden Tour  • Artechouse NY Attractions:  • Luna Park Coney Island (seasonal) • Madame Tussauds NYC • New York Aquarium • New York Botanical Garden • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden • SPYSCAPE • Museum of Jewish Heritage • St. Patrick’s Cathedral Tour – Gold Pass • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine • Empire State Building • Escape Game New York • Escape Virtuality Museums:  • American Museum of Natural History • Brooklyn Historical Society  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum • MoMA PS1 • Museum at Eldridge Street • Museum of the City of New York • National Lighthouse Museum • New York Historical Society Museum and Library • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  • Brooklyn Children's Museum • South Street Seaport Museum Bus Tours:  • Hop-On, Hop-Off Discover Downtown Tour • Guided NYC Premium Bus Tour (5 Hr Escorted Tour) • On Location Tours - Central Park TV and Movie Sites  • Woodbury Common Premium Outlets Bus trip • The Ride Cruises:  • Circle Line Landmarks Cruise • Circle Line Statue Express Cruise • Statue of Liberty Ferry Walking and Bike Tours:  • Brooklyn Unplugged Tours  • Food on Foot  • Hush Tours  • Inside Out Tours • Central Park Bike Rental • 2-hour Central Park Bike Tour • Brooklyn Bridge Bike Tour

New York City: Guided Bus Tour at Night

6. New York City: Guided Bus Tour at Night

Experience awesome New York City sites at night, as you hop aboard our comfortable tour bus for a comprehensive, fully-guided bus tour of NYC at night. Your tour guide will accompany you and will get off with you at each stop, helping you see a different side of New York City. This 4.5-hour guided night bus tour includes stops at the High Line Park, Little Island on the Hudson River, Grand Central Terminal, Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport, and Times Square! The tour starts at 5:30 pm in the Times Square area on 7th Avenue, between 50th and 51st Streets (in the middle of the block), and ends at 10 pm at the same location. We leave our starting/ending location in Times Square and go to our first stop - one of the most fascinating attractions in New York City - the High Line Park. The stop includes a 15-minute walk on the elevated, linear park that was originally a railway dating back to the industrial days of the west side of Manhattan. We continue our guided walk to NYC's newest outdoor space - Little Island - a 2.4-acre public park on the Hudson River. Off to Pier 17 at the historic South Street Seaport for magnificent views of the Downtown Brooklyn skyline and the iconic Brooklyn Bridge at night! Our next stop is Grand Central Terminal for a quick indoor tour of this iconic NYC landmark and the views of the Chrysler Building and NYC's newest skyscraper - One Vanderbilt! The bus heads back to the heart of NYC - Times Square, back to our original starting point on 7th Avenue and 51st Street. If you purchased Top of The Rock Observatory tickets - 50th Street and 6th Avenue is the last stop. Top of the Rock Observation Deck is perched 70 stories above at Rockefeller Center and offers a 3-floors of panoramic, 360-degree views unequaled anywhere else in New York City. Explore all the architecture and landmarks by day or sunset, including the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, or become memorized by the lights of the 'city that never sleeps'. Please note that If you purchased Top of The Rock Observatory tickets – 50th Street and 6th Avenue is the last stop on the tour; here, you will proceed to the entrance into TOR Observatory on 50th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues (30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112) Additional sites and neighborhoods you'll also see from the comfort of your bus include Rockefeller Center, Tribeca, East Village, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, Empire State Building, UN Building, MetLife Building, Chrysler Building & more!

Tour of New York City at Night

7. Tour of New York City at Night

This evening tour is designed for you to discover the grandeur of New York City, lit up at sunset . Your guide will take you to the southern tip of Manhattan to enjoy the view of the Bay and admire the inspiring Statue of Liberty and the City Financial District. Your tour continues with a drive through the elegant neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights and a stop at the Promenade with a stunning panoramic view of New York’s skyline from the East side. Back in Manhattan we continue our tour towards West. We drive through the Lincoln Tunnel to Weehawken and stop at Hamilton Park where a panoramic observation point not seen my most awaits you. You will enjoy the unobstructed skyline of Manhattan from north to south in all its extension and glory.  

New York City: Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. New York City: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the city that never sleeps, where skyscrapers touch the clouds and the heartbeat of diversity resonates through every street corner – New York City! Embark on an exhilarating journey through the Big Apple with our New York City Self-Guided Audio Tour. Picture yourself strolling through iconic neighborhoods, as the city's rich history, culture, and undeniable energy unfold in the palm of your hand. As you press play, let the hustle and bustle of Times Square surround you, and the soothing tones of Central Park beckon you to escape the urban jungle. Our expertly crafted audio tour invites you to marvel at the architectural wonders of Manhattan, from the majestic Statue of Liberty to the awe-inspiring skyline viewed from the Top of the Rock. This isn't just a tour; it's an invitation to become a part of the city's tapestry. Roam through the artsy streets of SoHo, savor the flavors of diverse cuisines in Chinatown, and feel the rhythm of Harlem's historic avenues. With the flexibility to explore at your own pace, you're not just a visitor; you're a New Yorker for the day, navigating the city's subway of stories and skyscrapers of dreams. Learn more about the top 18 tourist attractions in New York City. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station and then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Grand Central Terminal 2. New York Public Library 3. Bryant Park 4. Times Square 5. New York Public Library's 53rd Street Library 6. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 7. Central Park 8. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 9. The Morgan Library & Museum 10. Empire State Building 11. Vessel 12. The High Line 13. Flatiron Building 14. St. Paul's Chapel 15. National September 11 Memorial Museum 16. Brooklyn Bridge 17. Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration 18. Statue of Liberty So, plug in your headphones, press play, and let the city's vibrant spirit guide you. From the neon lights of Broadway to the cultural treasures of the Met, our Self-Guided Audio Tour promises an immersive experience, allowing you to capture the essence of the city that truly never sleeps. New York awaits – let the adventure begin, and may each audio narrative unveil a new chapter in the city's iconic story!

NYC Tour: One Vanderbilt Tickets, Times Square, Rockefeller

9. NYC Tour: One Vanderbilt Tickets, Times Square, Rockefeller

Is New York City the greatest city in the world? Let's find out if this is true on a walking tour of Central Manhattan, its top attractions, popular entertainment venues, churches and larger-than-life skyscrapers. Our Expert Guide will show you the best of NYC from the ground to the sky, as this original tour includes skip-the-line tickets to the One Vaderbilt observation deck! Come and find out why this city never sleeps! Join us on a 3-hour New York City tour! We begin our exciting adventure at 5th Avenue, known as the most expensive street in America. Here, our Local Guide will show us the magnificent St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, a business complex known for its Art-Deco architecture, Top of the Rock, Comcast, NBC, and the Radio City Music Hall. We'll explore the streets of Midtown Manhattan listening to amazing stories about this city's history, culture and people. We'll pass Broadway, a famous street known for its theaters, and we’ll take in the sights and sounds of Times Square with its dazzling billboards, skilled human performers and excited crowds. We’ll pause in front of the One Times Square, which is where New Yorkers celebrate on New Year's Eve with the famous “ball drop”. Surely you’ll recognize this sight from the TV! This tour is also a chance to discover some of NYC’s most popular public spaces, such as the tranquil Bryant Park, the New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal with its majestic Beaux-Arts facade. Last but not least, the guide we’ll take us to Summit One Vanderbilt, the newly opened observation deck located in the city's 4th-tallest building. We provide fast-track tickets, so you will skip the ticket line and enjoy this unique and interactive sky-high experience. Come, marvel at the breathtaking views of NYC's dense forest of skyscrapers and enjoy the “infinity room”, the interactive art exhibit, the world's highest urban ""alpine meadow"", and other attractions of One Vanderbilt!

Midtown Wonders - Heart of Manhattan with Top of the Rock

10. Midtown Wonders - Heart of Manhattan with Top of the Rock

Embark on a serene and stress-free journey through the heart of Midtown Manhattan in small, intimate groups. Let your knowledgeable guide lead you to some of the city's most iconic destinations—must-see spots for every tourist and visitor. Our adventure begins at the world's busiest bus terminal, setting the stage for a captivating exploration. Moving on to the vibrant yet occasionally frenetic Times Square, where dazzling billboards light up the atmosphere, providing a chance encounter with your neighbor. While we can't guarantee the meeting, a visit to New York City wouldn't be complete without experiencing the magic of Times Square. As we stroll through the Theater District, you'll catch a glimpse of the fascinating old Broadway theaters. Bryant Park invites us with its seasonal activities, creating a perfect setting for a cozy break. Adjacent to Bryant Park, the New York Public Library played a pivotal role in shaping the city's cultural fabric, and your guide will share intriguing insights. Our next stop is the majestic Grand Central Terminal, where you'll marvel at the celestial ceiling in the main concourse, absorbing the timeless elegance of this iconic transportation hub. Continuing our leisurely walk down 5th Avenue, we'll pass by renowned shops, landmarks, and even the famed Diamond District, making this iconic street a true delight. St. Patrick's Cathedral stands as a haven of tranquility amidst the bustling city, inviting you to step inside and witness its breathtaking architecture. Finally, our journey concludes at Rockefeller Center, where we'll share stories of timeless traditions and marvel at the iconic sights that make this place truly spectacular. The tour wraps up at the entrance to the Top of the Rock observatory, allowing you the freedom to spend as much time as you desire enjoying the panoramic views from above. Tailored for a more intimate experience, our Midtown Wonders stroll is perfect for those seeking a relaxed pace and a deeper connection to the areas we cover. While New York City can be a bustling destination, our approach is always infused with a calm and enjoyable attitude.

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Abby did a fabulous job, knowledgeable, friendly, lots of history and fun facts. Very friendly and outgoing, we enjoyed her tour very much