New York City is no stranger to tourists, but some of its neighborhoods might be. Most visitors to the Big Apple will find themselves in Manhattan or Brooklyn, which are great in their own right. However, New York City is home to a total of 5 boroughs. Each of them is unique with its own history and charm. Those who come here can now purchase a new tourist pass to showcase all 5 boroughs to get the full NYC experience.
The City that never sleeps is the biggest city in the United States. Tourists here will always find something to do, but it never hurts to have some guidance. Whether it’s someone’s first time or twentieth time, the New York City Borough Pass will give travelers the chance to immerse themselves into a truly diverse culture no matter which area they are in.
“I’m hyped to launch the New York City Borough Pass and help visitors and other locals celebrate the nuanced diversity and cultural heritage of the city I have called home my entire life. More importantly, our pass aims to simulate a more sustainable and equitable distribution of the significant economic benefits of NYC tourism and support local businesses and communities in all boroughs.” John A. Marshall, founder and Chief Stewardship Officer of NYCBP
What Is The Borough Pass?
This pass can be purchased in 1, 3, 7, and 90-day variations, which will give users access to local attractions. With huge savings of up to 75 percent included in the purchase price, the sightseeing pass is intended to give travelers a better sense and understanding of the history and culture of each borough.
Purchases have a variety of options at their fingertips. Prices range from $35 for a single-day pass and go up to $102 for the 90-day option. The easiest way to purchase the pass is to go to the official website. Passes can be purchased up to a year before they are activated. Although, upon purchasing the pass, it must be redeemed within 30 days. Once a pass is purchased, it will go instantly to the contact information provided – by text and email.
As is the norm in today’s society, it’s important to read the fine print. One of the best benefits is that most attractions do not require a reservation. Most often, users can go to any of the attractions for a single visit and will be assigned the next available time slot. Although, some tours may require advanced notice. To see a complete list of what is offered, it is best to view the attractions page on NYCBP’s website in more detail.
The 5 Boroughs
This borough is the southernmost point of the city, with quite possibly its most infamous attraction being the Staten Island Ferry. While it is not known as a touristy area, there are definitely hidden gems here. Full of lesser-known parks and museums, travelers should consider a day trip to avoid the crowds of Times Square and Brooklyn. Plus, an up-close glimpse of the iconic Statue of Liberty.
The Bronx is a large borough northeast of Manhattan. While the Bronx is the poorest area in NYC statistically, this neighborhood is rich in history and culture. This area is a foodie paradise, as almost any type of restaurant can be found here. It is also home to the famous Yankee Stadium and Bronx Zoo.
Queens is an area neighboring Brooklyn across the East River. Known as the best borough to raise a family, crime rates are low here. Those who fly into New York will most likely land in Queens as it houses both LaGuardia and JFK International airports. This borough is great for sports fans as it is home to the New York Mets and the U.S. Open.
Brooklyn is one of the more popular places for tourists to visit. Visitors will find anything from the most delicious food to the best live entertainment. Some would say it’s indescribable as it’s a city within a city. Travelers can take a ride across the famous Brooklyn Bridge and get lost in time with all this neighborhood has to offer.
Sandwiched between the Hudson River and the East River, the most well-known borough in New York has to be Manhattan. It’s synonymous with the city in every aspect, with its iconic buildings, endless cultural offerings, and world-famous Central Park. Manhattan has it all, from the bright lights of Times Square to landmarks like Wall Street in the Financial District.
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