A Tourist Guide For

NYC Locals

Tri-State locals often think they have seen and experienced it all in their city. However, New York on the weekends is quite different from weekday New York City. There are many tourist attractions in New York City for visitors and locals to discover. The city that is the center of it all is constantly changing.

New York City is a magnet for tourists from all over the world. Last year, New York City received over 13 million international tourists and over 62 million visitors in total.

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.

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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.

Sightseeing Pass

The Sightseeing FLEX Pass is good for 30 days

The Sightseeing FLEX Pass is good for 30 days from the first usage and locals can choose how many attractions they would like to see. There are over 100 attractions that are available as part of the plan.

There are multiple other benefits that are available to pass holders like:

  • Expedited entry to some attractions
  • Pass holders are able to book some attractions in advance, guaranteeing admission to some of the more popular attractions
  • Free guidebook to New York City is included with every package

Depending on when the Pass is activated, it can be good for as many as five consecutive weekends. In fact locals can easily save 50% or more on attraction retail prices. The Sightseeing FLEX Pass is a great way to show the best that New York City has to offer to both kids and adult family members or when you have guests over and you want to show them around.

New York City is centrally located for millions of people. There are many options that make reaching the city easy and uncomplicated. Therefore, visiting these attractions is easier than one thinks it is thanks the prevalence of buses, trains and ferries. Therefore, repeat visits to New York City are possible without hassle.


There are over 100 Attractions available for free to NYC Sightseeing Pass holders -
see our attractions list and check how much you could save on entry fees


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