Coming up with the perfect Father’s Day gift is never an easy task. But if Dad’s been looking for an excuse to hit the Big Apple, the New York Pass grants access to more than 55 of the top sites and attractions across the city for a single price, many with exclusive “fast-track” entry privileges, allowing card holders to whiz past long lines.

Some of the 55 New York Pass attractions include Top of the Rock; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Guggenheim; The Whitney; The Museum of Natural History; the Museum of Television and Radio; Bodies…the Exhibition, and MOMA. Behind-the-scenes tours at Madison Square Garden; NBC studios; Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. Free entry to zoos, aquariums, parks and gardens, and places of interest like Madam Tussaud’s; The Empire State Building Observation Deck; New York Skyride, the Statue of Liberty and the Ellis Island ferry. The New York Pass also includes shopping discounts at stores like Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s-it even includes discounts on New York City helicopter rides. 

New York Pass offers single-day passes regularly priced at $75 for adults, $55 for children; two-day passes, $120 for adults, $100 for children; three-day passes, $150 for adults, $130 for children; and seven-day passes, $190 for adults and $150 for children.

Every New York Pass comes with a free 180 page guidebook that includes detailed maps, hours of operation, tips and directions to every New York Pass attraction. The guidebooks are available in English, German and Spanish, French and Italian. 

The New York Pass can be purchased online at or picked up in person at Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, Madison Square Garden, NBC Experience Store, Planet Hollywood, Central Park Bike Tours, Applause Tickets, Bike and Roll NYC Bike Rentals and Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".