One does not need to be a tourist to enjoy the many attractions that New York City has to offer.
While many have heard of more prominent examples such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, there are many other attractions to be discovered in the city.
- Spyscape is a new museum that has recently opened in Midtown Manhattan. This museum allows visitors to learn about the history and methods of espionage.
- Ocean Encounter is a National Geographic museum that offers visitors a unique experience. Ocean Encounter is not an actual aquarium, but rather is a simulated aquatic experience. At this attraction, visitors can interact with virtual animals and a simulated seascape.
- Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum has become a quick favorite with its real-life, wax sculptures of celebrities.
- Ripley Believe it or Not Museum features some of the world's most unbelievable records and other bizarre things.
- For those looking for a less crowded overlook, the Top of the Rock Observation Deck offers a beautiful view of the city without the congestion of the Empire State Building.
- The One World Observatory offers unbeatable and unique views from the Downtown area.
- Color Factory – this multisensory exhibit, inspired by the colors of the city, guides visitors through 16 participatory installations, designed to awaken audiences to the brilliant, everyday presence of color.
- Trolls The Experience – Get ready to go on the coolest, most colorful adventure when you step inside DreamWorks Trolls The Experience. Don’t miss the After Party where you’ll create your very own scrapbook and meet Poppy!
Many of these attractions are brand new and have already proved immensely popular with visitors, and Tri-State residents can and should experience these attractions as well.
Like anything else in New York City, these attractions are not cheap
Popularity has a price tag attached to it and one should be prepared to pay for these innovative and in-demand attractions.
But there is a way...
Thankfully, there is a way for Tri-State area residents and tourists
alike to experience all of these attractions within their budget. In
addition, they do not have to pack all of these experiences into a
day or a week, which may diminish visitors' enjoyment of these novel
attractions. While there are some freebies available from certain
museums in New York City, many attractions are for-profit businesses,
with average entry costs between $30 and $40 - and the best one can hope
for is a discount.
Some of the best fun that can be had is being a tourist in one's own
city, and The NYC Sightseeing FLEX Pass makes it easy for area
residents to enjoy all that New York City has to offer. The New York
Sightseeing FLEX Pass is a convenient and affordable option for those
who want to visit the local attractions at their own pace.
The Sightseeing FLEX Pass is good for 60 days
Finally, as you come into the city, you will also want to visit the iconic Statue of Liberty. When you come to downtown, you will be able to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty. Once you arrive, you are free to explore Ellis Island and will be able to take a number of tours.
There are plenty of sightseeing cruises available that will take you around NYC Downtown and allow for best photo opportunities with the Statue of Liberty if you are short on time in NYC.