Cheap Things To Do In NYC – What To See If You Are On A Budget?
Let’s face it, New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, however, with careful planning you can still find free and cheap things to do in NYC. We hope our guide on how to travel NYC on a budget will help you plan your next frugal vacation.
Central Park located in the very heart of Manhattan is the ultimate place spanning across 843 acres that you can use for your enjoyment for free or for a very modest fee depending if you choose to take advantage of various rides or rentals on the premises. Indeed, Central Park might not have been the recreational paradise from what you might have heard but lately a lot of efforts and funds have been put towards revitalization of the Central Park area and making it a very safe place for visitors.
Rated as one of the best things to do in New York City with kids, Central Park packs so much excitement any of us will enjoy. Hop on the Central Park Carousel for only $2 per person and feel like a kid again or try your skills at rowing a boat or a kayak around the lake for only $12 per hour. Consider renting a bicycle that will cost you only $9 per hour. If you are visiting NYC during the summer, have a picnic on one of the lush meadows scattered all over the Central Park and enjoy a concert. Finally, there are no better cheap things to do in NYC than visiting the Central Park Zoo that will cost you $16 per adult and $11.50 per child (age 3-12) if you buy tickets online.
Rockefeller Plaza is another great attraction to consider if you are looking for cheap things to do in NYC. Walk around crowded streets of the Rockefeller Center that spans approximately 19 business blocks in downtown NYC to see world famous sculptures of Prometheus and Atlas, visit serene Channel Gardens and so much more.
In addition, consider purchasing a New York City Pass for $79 enabling you to save 47% admission fees to 6 New York’s major attractions, including Empire State Building Observation Deck, Staten Island ferry and others. There’s just nothing like going up to the 86th floor of the Empire State Building and seeing the landscapes of NYC from the bird’s eye view and boarding the ferry taking you to see The Statue of Liberty that has been one of the most distinguished attractions in the world for many years.
If you are a show lover and would love to see one of many New York Broadway shows but simply can not pay several hundred dollars for one ticket, you can look into purchasing last minute online discount tickets or ordering a “rush ticket” requiring you to show up to the show way in advance, usually early in the morning to land incredible savings on the Broadway show tickets.
We hope that our guide of cheap things to do in NYC will you save loads of money during your next vacation to New York.