Visiting New York City is always exciting, but it can feel stressful when you're on a budget. These seven activities are either completely free or inexpensive, so you can make the most of your time in the city and leave feeling like you've really gotten a complete picture of it. Whether you're by yourself, with your friends, or traveling with your kids, you'll have a lot of fun with these activities.
Try These 7 Fun Free Or Cheap Things To Do In New York City
1. Walk through an interesting park
Chelsea's High Line is a park above the city. Which used to be an old railroad, the city turned in into a beautiful park with walking paths above ground. Check out more about the project here, and see where you can get on and off the incredible elevated stretch of grass.
2. Check out the zoo
The Bronx Zoo is pay what you want every Wednesday. Give "At the Zoo" by Simon & Garfunkel a listen before you go to set the mood.
3. See incredibly beautiful art
The Museum of Modern Art is free on Fridays from 4pm-8pm. Make sure to check out the Monet paintings!
4. Go on a leisurely stroll
The Hudson River Greenway is a perfect scenic walk during any time of the day, and in any season. If it's winter, bundle up!
5. See the Statue of Liberty
Take the Staten Island Ferry (for commuters) to get across the river, but still enjoy a beautiful view of Lady Liberty.
6. Walk through iconic Central Park
Central Park is a beautiful place to visit in all seasons. Whether you bike the paths or take a romantic scenic walk, there are miles and miles of things to do. In the summer, you can rent rowboats at the Loeb Boathouse for $15 an hour, and in the winter, you can go ice skating for $12 from Monday to Thursday ($19 on the weekends) with a $9 skate rental. Not cheap, but so worth it.
7. Go on a free walking tour
Take a free walking tour hitting everyones favorite places in the city. Check out the website for more information.
This article was written by Kevin Burrows.