Spring time in New York City: Sights and Sounds

New York is a premier destination location especially during the spring when the weather is perfect for outdoor activities, sightseeing tours, horse-drawn carriage rides, boating, and strolls in Central Park. Equally appealing are the many shows, concerts, attractions, and shopping venues to enjoy or explore.

Budget conscious travelers who want to have the best time and get the most for their money can purchase the New York CityPass that offers significant savings on attractions. With the pass, you currently have access to more than 70 attractions like the Empire State Building and the scenic Observation Deck along with the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You can have an adventure on the New York Skyride where you zip through the city streets, zoom down the sidewalks and fly high over the city with up-close aerial views using motion-simulated technology on the big screen.

An attraction not to be missed is a leisurely cruise where you’ll take in the sights of New York's rivers, boroughs, bridges, and landmarks. You can opt for the thrilling 30-minute ride on the Beast speedboat or slow things down with a romantic 2-hour sunset cruise. If you prefer water travel but you want to explore the area, the Hop-on Hop-off water taxi tour allows you to hop off the taxi, explore the area, then hop on again and continue the tour. The 90-minute ride goes to popular areas, attractions, neighborhoods and bridges and is an ideal way to see and explore the city in comfort.

The New York CityPass includes entry to the Museum of Modern Art, Madame Tussaud’s, and Top of the Rock with its glass sky shuttles and spectacular views. Tour the galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cloisters Museum and Gardens, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Coney Island as well as viewing the wonders at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

A savings pass can be for 1, 2, 3, or 7 days and can be purchased online. Once purchased, you’ll receive a plastic card that you present at each attraction for entry. You have 12 months to activate the card and once activated, it is valid for the number of purchased days. With a pass, you can enjoy the numerous attractions of the city without standing in long ticket lines or paying full price. 

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