Eat & Play Wednesday: The Intrepid

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Welcome to Eat & Play Wednesday, where each week Gray Line New York will be highlighting one of our friends who offer discounts with the Eat and Play Card. Today we are taking a look at The Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum, who offers 20% off with the card.


The Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum is a grand collection of museum ships in NYC, filled with military and maritime history and is located in Pier 86 street. Shortly after a prominent New York real estate developer and philanthropist named Zachary Fisher and a journalist named Michael Stern fought for and succeeded in saving a WWII aircraft carrier named the USS Intrepid from being scrapped in 1978, The Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum was founded in 1982. In addition to holding the Intrepid, the museum also houses the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, A Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane and the most recent awarded gift, The Space Shuttle Enterprise.

Operating Info

The Intrepid is open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. -5 p.m., and open an extra hour late on Saturdays and Sundays until October 31st.

With the Eat and Play card you receive 20% off the price of admission at the door.

5 Quick Facts

  • In 2007, The Intrepid was used in the filming of the Will Smith movie, I Am Legend
  • The Intrepid was used as headquarters for the FBI during 911
  • The Intrepid became a national landmark in 1986
  • In 2012, the Space Shuttle Enterprise landed in NYC and has since been housed on the main deck of the Intrepid
  • Until 2013, the museum served as the home base for all Fleet Week activities in NYC

You can purchase your Eat and Play Card online here, or in person at our visitors center at 777 8th Avenue.


May Events and Specials

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Mother’s Day (May 13) – It’s time to say I love you to your mom and what better way to do it than to give her a tour of the most beautiful city in the world.  Best part is, when you show your GLNY bus ticket to the New York Historical Society Museum, you and mom get to go for the price of one.  That’s right, you buy one ticket, mom goes free.  Check out some the exhibits that you will see when you’re there!

Walk for Lupus Now (May 19) – Gray Line New York is proud to partner with the Lupus Foundation of America to help find a cure for this terrible disease.  Our bus will be riding around town all month with a special message on it, and on the 19th you can join us in walking for the cure.  Also, every time you book a tour this month, you will be given the option to make a donation to the foundation.  It’s a great cause and we’re proud to be a part of it.

Fleet Week (May 23-30) – We believe that supporting our troops is more than just something that you should say; it’s something you should practice.  That’s why all week during Fleet Week, uniformed personnel ride free.  Yeah, FREE.  Hop-on any of our double-decker bus tours without paying a dime.  Friends and family of personnel?  You get 10% off.  If you’re not in the military but you are with a uniformed member, we’ll discount your ticket because we know that you’ve made sacrifices, too.

Memorial Day (May 28) – What a patriotic month to be in New York City.  Fleet Week and Memorial Day; our City loves our soldiers.  And so do we.  In honor of this wonderfully patriotic month, we’re going to take 10 bucks off the 9/11 Tribute Package.  Use the code MAYTRIBUTE and you’ll get $10 off, because go America! That’s why.

Photo Friday (Every Friday) – Every Friday, we are going to start giving away some free bus tour tickets, because we love our guests.  Like our Facebook page and around 10:30 each Friday morning we will post a picture and ask a question.  If you get the answer right you will be entered into a random drawing for free tickets!

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