Planning A Trip To New York With Attraction Tickets Direct

Attraction Tickets Direct is a great website for planning a trip to New York.  Before teen and I visited the Big Apple I spent a lot of time on their website looking up travel tips and deciding which places would be good for us to visit.

Planning A Trip To New York With Attraction Tickets Direct

Why Book In Advance With Attraction Tickets Direct

Booking attraction tickets in advance for a trip to New York, or anywhere for that matter, can save a lot of money and help with planning that all important travel itinerary.  As a first time visitor to New York City I knew we were going to be visiting the major tourist attractions.  I was also keen to be able to use the hop on and off tour bus as this is always a great way to see a travel destination and learn some interesting facts.

on new york tour bus

When Attraction Tickets Direct found out that my son and I were going to be visiting New York they were kind enough to offer me a complimentary New York Freestyle Pass.  This definitely looked like the best deal for my son and I as it covered everything we were going to want to see and some extras besides.

New York Freestyle Pass

The biggest plus of New York Freestyle Pass is that we were able to use the hop on and off bus tour for the 3 days of our New York stay.  This was such an enjoyable part of our New York experience and probably provided us with the most laughs.

New York Street

The tour guides were awesome.  They all had so many stories to tell.  Each one had been married to Janet Jackson or Paris Hilton or both.  They had some great one liners and a whole heap of charisma.   They made the tours really interesting and a whole lot of fun.

One thing all the tour guides were very keen to share with us, apart from their long list of ex-wives,  was the price of real estate in New York City.  We knew where all the most expensive condos were by the time they have finished with us, as well as where to buy the best cheesecake.

We also saw things like the FBI building, that literally had no windows! I think we would have missed this if it wasn’t for the tour guides.  It’s just not a part of town we’d have ventured to by foot.

FBI Building New York

The tour buses have 3 different loops which stop at or near all the major attractions.  Taking all the buses really helped us get our bearings in this big city.  I thought it was great that there was a Brooklyn loop so we were able to enjoy a guided tour of this district as well as Manhattan.  I was keen to make sure that we made it to at least one other district.

We really enjoyed the flexibility of the New York Freestyle Pass.  It had so many options that we could pick from, it is bound to suit any kind of visitor.  We used some of our vouchers for food with a pit stop at Bill’s Burger Bar after visiting the 911 Memorial.  We also got some all American pancakes at Applebee’s for breakfast after a visit to the Empire State Building.

top of empire state building

The New York Freestyle Pass can also be used for airport transfers, museum entry at various attractions, different tours available across New York and ours even provided free entry to a comedy show.  I’m convinced it’s the most flexible tour pass you can get for visiting New York.  It’s also great value for money compared to buying tickets on the door.

view from bus

We didn’t have to book anything in advance, we just turned up at the attraction or venue we wanted to visit and just handed over one of our vouchers in exchange for a ticket or a meal if we were eating.

If you are thinking of visiting New York and you are starting to make plans about what you would like to see, I can really recommend the New York Freestyle Pass.  If you are keen to use the tour bus, this is such a great purchase.  We were also able to use the hop on and off cruise boat, which is another great way to see the city’s iconic skyline.

view of new york from boat

New York is a big city, and seeing it all by foot is very ambitious and takes a lot of time up if you are only visiting for a few days.  I loved the combination of walking and using the bus tours as it saved our weary legs when we needed a break but still let us enjoy all the sights too.

I was provided with a complimentary and a reduced rate New York Freestyle Pass for our trip in exchange for sharing my experiences of Attraction Tickets Direct but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  The New York Freestyle Pass is available with 3 or 5 attractions/options included and prices start from £82.



  1. March 30, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Some great pictures! I would absolutely love to go over there!! I bet it makes our London look like a little play town. 🙂

  2. March 30, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    I’d love to go to New York one day. I think booking things in advance is such a good idea to save money.

  3. March 30, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    So jealous! I was actually going to start planning a trip to the Big Apple myself but then I decided to go back to Asia early next year instead as I do miss my family. So New York will just have to wait… but I am jealous looking at these photos!

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  4. March 30, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    Sounds like a great way to see the city. Wish I’d done it that way. I had no idea how big New York was. I was staying on 80 something street and wanted to go to 50th Street. Stupid me thought “it’s only 30 blocks”. Yes, but they are huge blocks!
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  5. March 31, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Just take me there already I wish I could be in New York already viewing the sights and drinking in the cultural experience.
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