When I travel to New York, I try to do as much as possible without killing my credit card. I bet you feel the same! I always grab a New York CityPASS which covers my art, history and culture needs in one pass. The New York CityPASS is for the traveller who wants a beautifully curated trip that they can instagram about and also experience NYC at its finest.
Let’s talk about the New York CityPASS:
• One simple purchase.
• Nine consecutive days of validity, including the first day of use.
• Expedited entry at many attractions.
• Instant delivery with convenient mobile or printable ticket options.
• Adult C$ 183.42
• Child C$ 150.07
Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises
• One regularly scheduled Landmark Cruise, Harbor Lights Cruise or Liberty Cruise, or a ride on the BEAST (available May-September)
• (Substitute another cruise of greater value for $5.)
• Ages 3-12, $31; Ages 2 & under, free
What did I love? I took the Liberty Cruise which would have cost $31 without a CityPASS. This express cruise takes you to the Statue of Liberty from their midtown pier. Plus shows off some spectacular views of the NYC skyline and dozens of landmarks along the way. It is one hour in length and a perfect fit into your busy schedule.
I had no plans to catch a Circle Line cruise but figured because I was close to the Vessel, I would grab a ticket. I am glad I did! It forced me to slow down and enjoy New York through a different lens. There’s nothing like experiencing New York on the water with some summer rays and a drink in hand.
Hot Tip: Go early in the morning to avoid people who sleep in and want to get onto the later cruises. I grabbed the 10:30 a.m. cruise on July 4th. I booked my ticket at their booth on Pier 83 a few days before. Good thing I did, it was sold out when I arrived for the cruise on July 4th. Make sure you bring a jacket or a hat with you especially on sunny summer days. Even with the breeze off the water you can get a wicked sun burn.