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Monday, November 26, 2007

No Shame in Being a New York Tourist

If you're like most New Yorkers you've probably never gone to the top of the Empire State Building, visited the Statue of Liberty, or ridden one of those double decker buses. Consider a whirl-wind tour of your home-city with the New York Pass, and save money doing activities you always promise yourself you'll do - but put off until Grandma comes to town. The prices start at $67 for one day (extreme tourists out there can book up to a 7 day pass with prices up to $160). The price may seem steep - but your pass gets you in free to dozens of attractions that are pretty expensive.

I added up a few places on the New York Pass list (about what you would cover with the $67 one day pass) to see how much they would cost on their own:

  • American Museum of Natural History: $15
  • Bodies: The Exhibition: $27.50
  • Bronx Zoo: $14
  • Carnegie Hall Tour: $10
  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises: $25
  • Empire State Building: $17
  • MOMA: $20
That is $128.50! So sack up and take a day to get to know your city.

1 comment:

iSpend said...

Nice bullets.