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  • NYC: Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

    1. NYC: Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

    Choose between a General Admission ticket and the Express Ticket option. General Admission allows you to skip the ticket purchase line, whilst the Express Ticket option gives you an upgraded VIP experience. With an Express Ticket you'll be able to skip all lines, including the ticket purchase line, security line and the elevator lines that take you up and down. The New Empire State Building Experience not only gives you access to the legendary New York City landmark, allowing you to soar 1,054 foot (320 meters) high and enjoy magnificent 360-degree open-air views of New York City and beyond. You'll also see Grand Staircase with a two-story architectural model of the building and newly renovated interactive galleries that take you on an incredible journey from the building’s construction to its current place in pop culture. Explore the site in the 1920s, Construction, Opening Day, Moder...

    Live in CNY. Been to the city plenty of times but never have been here. Why did our family wait so long??? This was a great experience and rich in history. The views, AMAZING! Love the Big !

  • Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

    2. Niagara Falls, USA: American Tour & Maid of The Mist

    Experience the adventure, beauty, and natural wonder that is Niagara Falls, USA. Your half-day tour includes the American Observation Tower, the world-famous 'Maid of The Mist' boat ride, the 'Cave of the Winds' adventure, and a visit to the historic Niagara Falls State Park.

    Admire the stunning Falls from atop the American Observation Tower. Get up close to the mighty Falls on the Maid of The Mist boat ride and Cave of the Winds adventure. Hear the thundering roar and feel the mist on your face on the cruise. Tour Niagara State Park, the oldest in the USA and home to the American Falls, the Bridal Veil Falls, and a portion of the Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at breathtaking vistas and delve into the rich history of the daredevils who tried to conquer the

    The tour guide picked us up at our hotel on time. The tour was very interesting and covered all of the better viewing areas of the falls. The Maid of the Mist boat tour was great, even with all the spray from the falls.

  • New York One World Observatory: Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

    3. New York One World Observatory: Skip-the-Line Ticket Options

    There are a million things to experience in New York City, but only one way to truly see them all. Start by skipping just the ticket line or opt to also skip the elevator line. Ascend via SkyPod to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere in less than 47 seconds. With speed topping 28 mph, these are the fastest elevators in the Western Hemisphere. While ascending, SkyPod provides a virtual time-lapse visual experience showing how the view of New York City has changed from the 1500s to today.  Once up at the Observatory, take in the iconic sights, surrounding waters, and panoramas of the Manhattan skyline and beyond. Then look toward the horizon and feel the city’s invincible spirit while taking in the stunning views.  Engage with City Pulse and One World Observatory's global ambassadors as they share stories of this amazing city. Step onto the expansive Sky Portal and ...

    I would highly recommend it. I enjoyed the views tremendously. And the elevator ride up was quick. And I ate lunch at the restaurant there. And saw the presentation. I enjoyed it.

  • New York City: American Museum of Natural History Ticket

    4. New York City: American Museum of Natural History Ticket

    Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City. Located just across from Central Park, the museum is home to over 32 million specimens. Benefit from all-day entry and use the option to upgrade your general entry ticket to include special exhibitions. Explore all permanent exhibitions as well as the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Wander around 45 Museum Halls to learn about dinosaurs and diamonds, and everything in-between. Look out for the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton and Easter Island head that inspired characters in the film "Night at the Museum." Connect to the museum's WiFi and download the free Explorer App to your smartphone. The app offers turn-by-turn navigation, behind-the-scenes stories about exhibits, quizzes, and more. See the exhibition highlights at your own pace with the museum's self-guided tours of popular ...

    A lot to see! We wish we had more time there. The only downside is there are not a lot of restrooms and it can be confusing following the map. They could use better signage. Overall, amazing content! So mush to see and our kids and us adults enjoyed it!

  • NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum Timed-Entry Ticket

    5. NYC: 9/11 Memorial & Museum Timed-Entry Ticket

    Benefit from contactless entry to the National September 11 Memorial Museum with your pre-purchased timed-entry ticket. Enjoy complimentary access to the 9/11 Memorial, the Survival Tree, and the Memorial Glades The 9/11 Museum The museum displays over 10,000 monumental artifacts linked to the events of 9/11 and is made up of three permanent exhibition sections: • The Historical Exhibition has three parts: the Day of 9/11, Before 9/11 and After 9/11. It tells the story of what happened on 9/11, including the events at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the story of Flight 93.  • The Memorial Exhibition "In Memoriam", commemorates the lives of those who perished on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 and provides visitors with the opportunity to learn about the men, women and children who died. • The Foundation Hall is a room of massive scale, which houses...

    Very well done, solemn and emotional tribute to the victims and the horrors/ heroes of that day

  • New York Botanical Garden: KUSAMA Garden Pass Ticket

    6. New York Botanical Garden: KUSAMA Garden Pass Ticket

    Visit The New York Botanical Garden with a Garden Pass. America's premier garden has characterized the landscape of the northeast since its founding in 1891. Your Garden Pass includes admission to the outdoor gardens and collections. Summer brings flowering abundance to the 60 gardens and plant collections, and fall creates a riot of color in the native forest. Winter welcomes a peaceful landscape featuring stately conifers, while spring celebrates the promise of a new season with flowering cherries, magnolias, daffodils, and more. See the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden and Native Plant Garden. Immerse yourself in stunning seasonal landscapes at this National Historic Landscape. In summer 2021, experience Yayoi Kusama’s profound connection with nature. Kusama, a contemporary Japanese artist is one of the world's most popular artists. Exclusively at NYBG, Kusama reveals he...

    I had to buy ticket at gate they told me you would refund what I paid for old ticket

  • NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

    7. NYC: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island & Pre-Ferry Tour

    Learn all about the unique history of Battery Park on a 30-minute guided tour with an experienced local guide. Located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island, the 25-acre green park has a varied history and many classic monuments to explore. Find out essential facts surrounding the Battery Cannon, Battery Oval, Coast Guard Memorial, Bosque Gardens and the circular Bosque Fountain. Finish up the walking tour at Castle Clinton, built in anticipation of the War of 1812. Positioned in the middle of the park, the castle acts as a centerpiece of the revitalization efforts of the park. Your guide will then assist you through the various procedures to board the ferry for Liberty Island. Benefit from priority boarding and save precious time. Cross New York Harbor to the Statue of Liberty. Built by Gustave Eiffel, Lady Liberty was a gift to the United States from the people of France. Take a se...

    This was a great trip for a great price. Our guide, her name is Isabella I believe made the tour so much better. She is highly knowledgeable and very witty and funny. We loved the experience. I would highly recommend.

  • Niagara Falls: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

    8. Niagara Falls: Half-Day Small-Group Sightseeing Tour

    See the best of Niagara Falls, New York on an immersive 4-5 hour tour. Experience the top attractions and sights of the waterfall on the US side from different areas, and enjoy pickup from a location of your choice in Niagara Falls, New York. First, ride the elevator at the Cave of the Winds and journey 175 feet into Niagara Gorge. Put on the provided bright yellow ponchos and special footwear and feel the spray on your face as you venture along the wooden walkway to the hurricane deck. Then, board the famous Maid of the Mist boat and take in the magnificent views from the water. Go to the Observation Tower to experience the only place in the park where you can see both the American and Horseshoe Falls at the same time

    Admire attractions such as the Whirlpool Falls, 3 Sister Islands, and Luna Island, and head to Goat Island to see the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Brid...

    Jimmy provided excellent information not only about the Falls but about the overall area. The various stops as part of the overall tour was great! I would highly recommend using this sight seeing tour!

  • Lewiston USA: 45-Minute Jet-Boat Tour on the Niagara River

    9. Lewiston USA: 45-Minute Jet-Boat Tour on the Niagara River

    Say goodbye to conventional sightseeing as you pile on board an open jet-boat and set off on an adventurous, stimulating tour of the Niagra River. Spend 45 minutes taking in the scenery and learning the history of the river as your professional guide leads you through the rapids. This tour is more than an adventure through the rapids; it is a chance to learn about the history of the Niagara River. Your knowledgeable guide will point out specific historical landmarks, and explain the differences between the American and Canadian sides of the river. Hang on as the boat is navigated through the river to deliver a thrilling ride through the Class 5 rapids. The highlights of this part of the tour include entering Devil’s Hole, where the rapids begin, and experiencing the exhilarating 365-degree jet spin. The Wet Jet boats are designed with an open top to deliver a panoramic view but that m...

    This activity is excellent. I had a lot fun and their are very professional which make you feel safe and you are really in good hands.

  • NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Timed-Entry Ticket

    10. NYC: Top of the Rock Observation Deck Timed-Entry Ticket

    Take in a 360-degree panorama of New York from 850 feet (260 m) in the air at the Top of the Rock. Explore 9,500 square feet of unobstructed outdoor viewing space, the most of any New York observatory. Take in the daytime scenery, see the sunset, or admire the city sparkle by night from new heights.  Upon arriving at 30 Rockefeller Center, take time to admire the stunning, shimmering Swarovski chandelier on your way to the mezzanine level. Here is an exhibit where you can see historic artifacts and a short film about Rockefeller Center’s construction during the Great Depression. Head up to the Top in less than 1 minute with a ride up 850 feet (260 m) on the Sky Shuttle. Explore 2 floors with expansive indoor and outdoor viewing areas. Finally top off your visit with breathtaking views of Central Park, Empire State Building, downtown Manhattan, One World Trade Center, and multiple bridg...

    I loved that this experience was not only an opportunity to view NYC from a great space, but it was educational as well! We enjoyed the hallway of info on Rockefeller as well as the videos beforehand.

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What people are saying about New York State

The tour guide picked us up at our hotel on time. The tour was very interesting and covered all of the better viewing areas of the falls. The Maid of the Mist boat tour was great, even with all the spray from the falls.

Live in CNY. Been to the city plenty of times but never have been here. Why did our family wait so long??? This was a great experience and rich in history. The views, AMAZING! Love the Big !

We went for my son's 9th bday and I was amazed by the knowledge and history this tour recommended. It was honestly our trips highlight besides The Statue of Liberty.

Great tour. Our guide Seiad was all you can hope for in a guide. pleasant, informative and made us all very comfortable.

The workers were very nice, the ice cream was very good. All the activities were wonderful.