New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass

The New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass is one of six attraction passes for New York (you can see them all here in my New York Pass comparison). With it you can visit the most important sights of New York for a low fixed price and save not only money but also time.

I used the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass myself during my time in New York and was really impressed. Find out if it’s right for you here!

New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass in a nutshell

  • includes over 100 TOP attractions including four observation decks, the hop-on hop-off buses and various boat tours
  • you save up to 40%
  • 8 variants: bookable for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12 attractions
  • Valid for 60 days, so no sightseeing stress
  • perfect for first-time visitors and families
  • Easy to print out or download to your mobile

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What is the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass?

The Flex version of the Sightseeing Pass is an attractions pass for New York that allows you to visit over 100 attractions and take tours. Everything New York has to offer is included in the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass.

You can choose between the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12 attractions. It is therefore also interesting if you only have selected attractions on your itinerary. Once you use it for the first time on site, you have a relaxed 60 days to use it.

The more of New York’s attractions you visit with the Flex Pass, the more you save!

The list of the best sights and activities included in the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass is very exciting, varied and long. The selection ranges from hop-on hop-off buses to four viewing platforms, many museums, walking tours and boat trips.

One drawback? The trip to the Statue of Liberty and the 9/11 Memorial Museum are no longer included (so take a look at my alternative).

Which attractions are included in the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass?

The list of the most beautiful sights and activities included in the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass is very exciting and varied. These are some of the sights you can visit with the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass:

  • Empire State Building
  • Edge Hudson Yards
  • Top of the Rock
  • One World Observatory
  • Hop-on Hop-off
  • American Museum of Nat. History
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • MoMA
  • Circle Line Landmarks Cruise (1.5h boat tour)
  • Sailing tours
  • Bike rental

… and much more. The complete and up-to-date list of all attractions included in the FLEX Pass can be found here.


Is the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass worth it?

Steffen
My experience

Is the FLEX Pass worth it?

For me, the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass is the second best attraction-based sightseeing pass. It’s good, but if you want to take a boat tour to the Statue of Liberty, the 👉 Explorer Pass New York is better. It is a little cheaper and includes at least the same portfolio.

Therefore: you definitely won’t go wrong with the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass, but take a look at both in my table for New York Pass comparison.

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Example calculation

Even if the attractions you want to visit in New York don’t include the most expensive individual tickets and in my case there are only 5, you’ll save just under $50 per person – good, right?

Attractions

Price without pass

Empire State Building

$48

One World Observatory

$47

The Edge

$46

Madame Tussauds

$48

Circle Line Landmarks Cruise

$37

COST TICKETS

$226

FLEX Pass for 5 attractions

$159

Savings per person

$67, that's a savings of 30%

The rule of thumb is: The more expensive the individual ticket is for the attraction you are visiting with the New York DC Sightseeing FLEX Pass, the more worthwhile it is for you.

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When is the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass not worth it?

The New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass is not worthwhile if you only want to visit one or two selected attractions. Then it is better for you to book the tickets individually.


Who is the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass ideal for?

  • If you are visiting New York for the 1st or 2nd time
  • if you are visiting the city as a family
  • if you want to see and experience the best of the city
  • if you want to do some relaxed sightseeing in New York

How much does the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass cost

New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass for

Price adults

Price per attraction

Price children (3 - 12 years)

2 attractions
$74

$37

$51
3 attractions
$104

$35

$70
4 attractions
$139

$35

$90
5 attractions
$159

$32

$107
6 attractions
$179

$30

$124
7 attractions
$199

$28

$139
10 attractions
$254

$25

$179
12 attractions
$284

$24

$210

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How does the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass work?

The principle of the attractions pass is very simple and straightforward:

  • Step 1: You decide how many attractions you would like to visit with the Flex Pass (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12 attractions – you can decide on the spot).
  • Step 2: You book the pass online (this is the cheapest option) and …
  • Step 3: … receive your booking confirmation and personal Sightseeing Flex Pass number by email
  • Step 4: You can save this in the Sightseeing Pass app or simply print it out
  • Step 5: When you start your sightseeing tour in New York, show your sightseeing pass as a printed version or in the app at the ticket counter of the attraction
  • Step 6: The pass is scanned there and you receive your admission ticket.

Which attractions you visit doesn’t matter to the Flex Pass – only how many attractions you visit counts (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12).


What I like about the FLEX Pass

  • flexible vacation planning
  • over 100 TOP attractions to choose from
  • Hop-on Hop Off bus routes included
  • Boat tours are included
  • You don’t have to decide which attractions you want to see, just how many (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12)
  • Uncomplicated and quick admission to attractions

I don’t like that

  • Recently, the boat tour to the Statue of Liberty is no longer included

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What is the alternative to the New York Sightseeing FLEX Pass?

A really good alternative is the Explorer Pass New York, which works in the same way but includes the boat tour to the Statue of Liberty. Another alternative is the CityPASS New York, which only has a small portfolio but is very much tailored to first-time visitors.

To make it easier for you to decide and compare which of the three attraction-based passes is better for you, I have compared them here.

New York Sightseeing Flex Pass vs. Explorer Pass vs. CityPASS

My tip
Alternative

Attractions to choose from

90

100

Of these you can visit

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 10

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10 or 12

Valid for

60 days

60 days

Cancellable?

OBSERVATION DECKS

New York from above

New York from above

Edge Hudson Yards

Empire State Building

Top of the Rock

One World Observatory

HOP-ON HOP-OFF

MUSEUM

MUSEUM

MUSEUM

9/11 Memorial Museum

American Museum of Nat. History

Guggenheim Museum

MoMA

BOAT TOURS

Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

Circle Line Landmarks Cruise (1.5h)

Best-of-NYC Cruise (2.5h)

Harbor Lights Cruise

All Attractions

PRICE

from $69

from $74

Discount codes?

You can also view the New York attraction passes in my New York Pass Comparison, compare them directly and find the best sightseeing pass for New York for you.

If you are only interested in individual sights in New York, you can also simply buy the tickets individually.

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I'm Steffen and over the years I've been able to help over 100,000 travelers easily save money on vacation. You can find the best tips for the most beautiful cities and regions worldwide here on this page. Whenever you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!

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