New York city has always been a dream destination for many travelers. It is a cosmopolitan settlement with many great sites, beautiful green parks and a fantastic choice of cafes and restaurants. Once you settle in your New York apartmentand get some rest from the trip, here is a list of the places that you can visit and it is not necessary for them to be expensive. Here is a list of several things that could be done here without spending a lot of money. The city of New York provides many pleasures at no cost or at a low cost. These could include plays and concerts, tours and museum exhibitions, etc. throughout all its five boroughs.
The first thing to know when going to New York City is that the public transportation here is great, when you are travelling on a budget. The public transportation that you can use is via bus or commuter railroad, via ferry and subway, etc. There is a metro card available too, which could be bought on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The other important thing to know is that the New York hotels could be quite expensive, thus booking an apartment in New York for the period of your stay is a better idea and will turn out to be a cheaper option.
The food could be expensive too, but there are options to eat cheaply. For example, there are many vendor carts along the streets of New York, where are being sold all kinds of things from vegetables and fruits, to hot dogs and pretzels. On every street corner in Manhattan, there is also a place for a take-out food, as well as a buffet or a pizza place and also a Chinese place. The other options to consider are some museums and various cultural institutions that offer free entry on some of the days. For example, one could try the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Jewish Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Of course, one should make some research before the visit and find out on which days and during which hours it is cheaper to get inside of these places. Absolutely free is to see the collection that is devoted to the Native Americans culture and history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Another free museum is the Socrates Sculpture Park set on the East River in Queens.
Another option is to take the ferry to the Staten Island and to enjoy some views towards the harbor. It is a good and wise idea to buy a City Pass, which will provide you a very good discount on six main attractions. Another interesting idea would be to find one of the free copies of the Official NYC Guide and to use the coupons there, as well as the available up to date information and thus to save money on sightseeing, restaurants and shopping.