Ticket Deals for Top Attractions at NYC Must-See Week 2020

Get two-for-one tickets to the best New York City has to offer. Coinciding with Broadway Week and Restaurant Week, Must-See Week hits the city January 21 through February 9. Nearly 70 museums, touring companies, attractions and performing arts companies are participating in this special yearly event, inviting tourists and locals alike to venture through the city at a discount. Choose an attraction below, and buy tickets online with promo code “MSW20.” This offer is also available when you buy tickets by phone or at the box office to your attraction of choice (see Must-See Week FAQs for complete details). Read on for highlights to check out during Must-See Week 2020.

NYC Must-See Week 2020: Sightseeing Tours

Whether you’re looking for an in-depth history of the city, a selfie in front of the skyline, or a journey inside the studios at Rockefeller Center, you can find deals on all these and more during Must-See Week.

Rockefeller Center invites visitors to sightsee at a discount during Must-See Week. Take a spin around the ice on the Rink at Rockefeller Center. Experience TV magic with The Tour at NBC Studios, where popular shows like “Saturday Night Live” and “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” are filmed. One of the most popular live performance venues in the world is also located at Rockefeller Center, and you can peek backstage with the Radio City Stage Door Tour
The Hornblower fleet of ships will get you out on the water, giving you the best view of the New York skyline (don’t worry, interiors are warm in winter!). Hornblower’s Bateaux cruises present elegant dinners in glass boats, perfect for dates and special occasions. Hornblower also hosts narrated sightseeing cruises with hop-on, hop-off convenience.

Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises will offer their popular narrated tours on the water—including its notable Best of New York Cruise that circumnavigates the island of Manhattan. Take your cab on the Hudson and East Rivers with New York Water Taxi, the touring boats with four drop-off locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Enjoy a tour on two wheels, narrated or solo, with Bike Rent NYC—Central Park Bike Tours. For an engaging bus tour, try Gray Line CitySightseeing, cruising the city in double-decker buses with hop-on, hop-off access. THE RIDE punctuates your tour with spontaneous performances and plenty of laughs on its one-of-a-kind buses.

Like A Local Tours

Like a Local's Williamsburg Bites explores local fare, including Mast Brothers Chocolate.
Walking tours during Must-See Week include Like a Local Tours, specializing in food tours of various NYC neighborhoods. See the stuff of sporting legends at Madison Square Garden All Access Tour and Yankee Stadium Tours. Learn city secrets with Untapped New York, offering a Secrets of Grand Central Terminal tour, and more. You can even run along with your guide with Fit Tours NYC.

NYC Must-See Week 2020: Attractions

Skyscrapers, escape rooms, and Times Square hotspots will all offer 2-for-1 deals during Must-See Week.

One World Observatory

Photo: One World Observatory Facebook page, via Instagram user thesocialgirltraveler.
Launch yourself to the top of the city at One World Observatory, located in the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at the World Trade Center. Or scale the iconic skyscraper in Midtown and view all-new exhibits at the Empire State Building Observatory.

SPYSCAPE spy school

Photos: Scott Frances for SPYSCAPE

In the center of the action, Times Square, you’ll find fantastic family-friendly attractions participating in the event. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum will get you a picture with the Pope, Kim Kardashian, and the British royal family all in one place. Also on 42nd Street is Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, the “Odditorium” with a shrunken head gallery, games, and an escape room. See the wonders of the Pacific up-close at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey, the immersive experience featuring photo-real sea life. 
The Escape Game consists of five escape rooms full of thrilling challenges to experience with friends, family, or team members. Channel your inner Bond at SPYSCAPE, an interactive espionage museum in Hell’s Kitchen. At ArtecHouse in Chelsea Market, dive into an immersive experience that combines art, technology, and film. 

NYC Must-See Week 2020: Museums

Visit a museum with a friend, and get 50% off both your tickets, January 21 through February 9 only!  The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) explores jewelry, textiles, furniture, and other design forms at its location on Columbus Circle. Tour the resplendent library of a Gilded Age finance titan, and study the rare manuscripts and art exhibitions at The Morgan Library & Museum. On the Upper East Side, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, now celebrating its 60th year in its white Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure, will also offer 2-for-1 admission during Must-See Week.

Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum

Docked on the Hudson River at 42nd Street is The Intrepid, the decommissioned aircraft carrier-turned-museum of science, engineering, and space exploration. See the extensive, astonishing exhibit Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

The Whitney Museum of American Art showcases contemporary artists like Roy Lichtenstein, the subject of a current exhibition, from its High Line-adjacent location. The Shed is the museum and performance space at Hudson Yards, offering Must-See Week deals. You can also learn New York’s fascinating history at the Museum of the City of New York on Museum Mile. 

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Merrill Lee Girardeau lives and writes in Brooklyn.

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