As soon as you've purchased your pass, you can download it to the official New York Pass® app and start using it straight away.
The New York Pass® explained
- Pick a pass and download it to your smartphone or print at home.
- Check which attractions need a reservation and book.
- Show your pass at each attraction to be scanned for admission.
When you enter your first attraction, your pass will activate. You will then have the remaining consecutive days of your chosen pass duration to visit as many attractions as you wish.
For example, if you activate a 3-day pass on Monday, it will be active on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The pass will conclude at midnight on Wednesday.
Certain attractions will require a reservation. If this is the case, you'll find all booking information listed on our reservations page and the individual attraction pages on our website and app. Some advance reservations will require a pass number or order reference number to secure your booking, so remember to have it handy!
New York also has a few extremely popular attractions that don't have reservation requirements, but will involve wait times during busy periods. These include Top of the Rock Observation Deck, 9/11 Memorial & Museum, One World Observatory, Best of NYC Cruise by Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises and Liberty Super Express Cruise.
For these attractions in particular, it's important to check the 'know before you go' section on attraction pages for all our top tips, to ensure you have the best sightseeing experience.
Most popular questions
You can purchase passes up to 24 months in advance. Two years after your purchase, the passes will no longer be valid if you have yet to activate them.