Planning a Family Trip to NYC - need help with options

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1. Posted by DC27 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!


Four of us are travelling to NYC in August, and we're trying to work out the best way to see all the things we want to. It seems there’s lots of options available, and I’m hoping that someone in the travel industry sees this!

I don’t think I’m trying anything particularly unusual…

I think there may be a combination of passes available that will suit, but there's hundreds of ways to purchase them. One particular sight (Liberty Crown) that is not yet open, and there's add-ons that i might like to do at particular sights (ESB)

The City Pass 5 Attractions has 4 attractions that we’d like to see - ESB, Natural History, Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and 911 Memorial – so am torn between that and the C3 which would allow us to choose 3.

We want to use a 1-day Big Bus Tour, but that’s not included in the City Pass

At the Empire State Building, we’d like to go up at night time – with passes, can you pay an upgrade fee on the basic entrance?

Same question for the Ferry Access – can we upgrade to get into the Pedestal (or Crow if it re-opens) ?

Is there any car hire companies that have partnerships with the Pass companies, as we need to hire a car at some stage too?

Do any of the passes include a 7 day MetroCard for Subway and Bus?