If you want to bypass the big crowds in the Big Apple, it helps to plan ahead, especially when visiting popular attractions such as the Statue of Liberty. Tickets come in a variety of options, including the choice to visit just the island, while a Pedestal ticket gets you access to the museum and the Foot Wood level. A Crown ticket, as its name suggests, gets you to the top of the statue.
When it comes to seeing a show in New York, you can usually turn up on the same night, but without booking ahead, you may not get tickets to your first choice. If you want seats for a specific Broadway show, it's a good idea to buy tickets as soon as you've confirmed your trip. If you're a theater, movie, or music fan, then don't forget the American Express Entertainment program also offers advanced tickets, behind-the-scenes access, and exclusive interview footage from some of the world’s most famous music, film, theater, and fashion events.