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Attractions of New York What to see and how to save

Attractions of New York: What to see and how to save?

Anyone can find something interesting in New York for himself, but there are things to see all. If never in the city was not, come for just a few days, then it is better to prepare in advance, otherwise you risk after the trip to discover that I missed something very cool.

My faithful Pokalontas prepared in full and opened a lot of nuances that I want to share today.

Mini-guide (links to separate articles) ^

New York Dear City and Visit of each attractions worth an average of 20-30 dollars. For example, ride to the statue of freedom costs $ 17, climb on the Rockefeller center 27 $, admire the figures in «Madame Tussauds» $ 39.

For tourists there is a way to save, buying subscriptions NEW YORK PASS or Citypass. Both can be bought on the Internet.


This subscription includes more than 80 attractions, but it is limited in time. Prices today (per adult):

1 day 2 days 3 days 7 days
$ 85 130 $ 160 $ 210 $

List of everything included in the ticket Look for here.

This option was first interested, but when they estimate how long it goes for each «Sold out», understood that we have time to visit not very much, even if we buy for 7 days. We looked at the second option, CityPass.


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* on the first booking with a total amount
More than $ 75
** Instructions for working with the service and our
Reviews read here

It includes only 6 attractions, but it acts 9 days and costs $ 106. We decided that we would buy it, and if you want to see something that it was not included in it, just pay separately.

You can buy a subscription on the official website. After purchase, you need to print information about the purchase and go to any of the places available to the visit to the subscription. There I give a printout and you in return give a small booklet with tickets. These tickets will then check and select when visiting each attraction. In no case do not pull out from there, otherwise they become invalid.

Read more about every place:

Empire State Building Skyscraper (Empire State Building)

Remember the movie about King Cong? Here at this skyscraper he climbed. Moreover, without a ticket.

From here there is a magnificent view of the Nizhny Manhattan with his skyscrapers. By citypass you can go here twice in one day — day and after 22:00. The view of the night is chic, but also in the afternoon, it is also very good. Since we did not want to go at night here, we did cunning — came before sunset and managed to look at the city and at the light of the day, and in the dark.

By the way, if you plan to shoot something from a tripod at night, forget. Tripods are selected at the entrance, at the exit give.

My mark: 5 out of 5.
Details about the skyscraper in the photoblog →

American Museum of Natural History (American Museum of Natural History)

A huge museum located on the northwestern side of the Central Park. Deals Nature, Planet History and Space. The ticket includes a visit to the planetarium. If it is very, very quickly run, then you can have time for half a day «inspect» Museum, but in this case it’s better not to go there at all. We barely barely laid in the working hours of the museum to go well to see everything that I liked.

My mark: 5 out of 5.
Museum details here →


Very large art museum, similar to the Tretyakovka or Hermitage. In addition to paintings, a lot more interesting. They say one of the largest museums in the world. You can find anything, from paintings to whole areas.

I recommend to allocate all day on it. Or familiarize yourself in advance, where the halls you are interested in and inspecting them only. At the entrance you can take a scheme, everything is painted.

About prices. Officially, it is equal to $ 25, but there is one nuance: any visitor has the right to pay as much as you like (from 1 to 1 million dollars). Since the entrance ticket was included in our CityPass, check it we could not.

My mark: 4 out of 5.
Museum details here →

New York Museum of Contemporary Art (Museum of Modern Art or Abbreviated MOMA)

Contemporary art shines in all its glory. Enchanting installations, paintings in the form of an empty frame and similar. Panoptikum, in one word.

Places there are pictures of Chagal, Malevich (yes, he is not only Black square Created), Warholl and other Van Mogogov. Even there is exactly one picture Dali, which I sympathize. There were things that liked, but in general I am not a lover of this. In my opinion, per real artist who has something to say, falls from a dozen of those who are better not to appear in the instertainment.

On the museum you can take half-day, no more.

My mark: 3 of 5.
Details about the museum in photoblog →

To choose from: Rockefeller-Center Skyscraper or Solomon Guggenheim Museum (Guggenheim Museum)

We chose a skyscraper, museums had enough. On the Rockefeller Center we climbed in the morning, from where they saw a wonderful panorama of Manhattan: on the one hand «Downstown», On the other central park. Upstairs Available for visiting several floors, of which the pair of open.

Tripod, like on Empire State Building, are not selected, but they do not give them.

My rating: 5 out of 5.
Details about the Rockefeller Center here →

To choose from: Statue of Liberty and Island of Ellis or Circle Line Cruises (Water Walk)

Come first time in New York and not look at the statue of freedom — the crime. We could not go to this and chose the first option. It consisted of visiting the island, on which the statue itself and the island of Ellis is standing, where immigrants from all over the old world arrived.

Attractions of New York What to see and how to save

Having a ticket, you can go on the ferry to the statue of freedom, take a walk there until you get bored, climb on the pedestal, on which this very freedom stands and sail to Ellis on any ferry. On Ellis is a museum dedicated to the times of active emming, thanks to which the United States. Here is such irony — Now the states most of all the emming and afraid.

My rating: 5 out of 5.
Freedom Statue Details →

What else liked

In addition to the main points, there are places to visit for general development. Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn himself, Wall Street, Central Park, Manhattan, Times Square, House-Iron, Various Catholic Churches. If time allows, you can ride in the side of Brighton Beach, admire on our former compatriots. There, by the way, really cute promenade, beaches. Read about all these places and other trifles in our photoblog.

It would be time — We would definitely ride in Jersey, looked at South Brooklyn, would take a walk by Garlee (night there is scary). Since they were not there, I can not recommend.

Accommodation in New York (Hotels, Airbnb)

sights — it’s good, but somewhere else needs to live. Hotels and other housing in New York Although fucked. Most of them are quite expensive, but with the help of this molds, you can choose something suitable for your budget (searches for and compares the options for bucking, the AGDE, etc.):

In addition, there are other search engines, the question is only in who is accustomed to (I know that very many prefer, for example, bucking):

    – Large and well-known booking system. (he is RoomGuru) – Alternative large search engine.

AIRBNB accommodation in New York

Hotels — not the only option, personally in New York literally saved from "Rule" site airbnb. It was there that we found our cozy room in Manhattan for only $ 50.

Who is not yet familiar with the AirbnB service – This is a resource on which the hosts directly rent housing (rooms, apartments, houses), and Airbnb acts as a guarantor of the transaction and its safety. We have more than once found excellent accommodation in terms of price and quality ratio and always have been satisfied.

Here are the most suitable sections of the site Airbnb:

Going on the last link, you will be taken to the section where all those offered on Airbnb accommodation options for housing in the States will be collected. There you can enter the title of the city in the upper left corner, which is interested, and get a sample of housing based on it, plus there is an opportunity "Play" With other parameters to choose the options as suitable for personal requests (the picture is increasing):

Several specific examples:

    → → → →

  • and many other apartments and rooms in Manhattan, in Brooklyn and Jersey →

Details on the operation of the Airbb service and order of booking, as well as $ 20 bonus on the first booking (for unregistered users), look for in my article article. There are reviews and links to specific rooms and apartments that we rented Andrews.

In addition, there is our General Article – How to find housing in a journey that can also come in handy.

New York Attractions Maps

In order not to get lost, Pokalontas amounted to several cards on which noted the points that you can see. Some of them were not very interesting, some liked.

Seven routes for hiking, which recommends DORLING KINDERSLEY guide:

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