I just returned from a quick trip to Manhattan - strictly as a tourist, no travel writer special shortcuts arranged, just a CityPASS in hand. I was meeting another travel writer whose wandering had not included New York as anything beyond a port of departure for overseas trips.
Her priorities included seeing the Empire State Building, Bloomingdale's, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Park and a museum, time permitting.
|Empire State Building|
Price listed currently on the CityPASS website for New York is $89 adult, $64 ages 6-17, a saving of 48 percent on entrance fees alone.
Convenience is worth twice that. Levelers, as you know, standing in line can be more tiring than walking and is definitely more annoying.
During high season, lines are inevitable, especially at national symbols where security has added another hurdle. CityPASS helps you cut it as short as possible.
This is a wholly unsolicited endorsement, in case you wondered.