Hey, how are you doing! It’s a gorgeous day here in New York City today as I am writing this. Are you headed to the Big Apple? You are most welcome! New York is a lovely place and everyone should visit it at least once! That said, though public transportation is relatively cheap, entrance tickets to the main attractions can be very expensive.
Surely, the MOMA, Wax Museum, and the Empire State Building of the world can make a real hole in your budget. Thankfully, there are a lot of “awesome” places in New York you can visit for FREE and/or on a tight budget tourist.
EXPLORE CENTRAL PARK
The famous Central Park was established in the 1860s for a very practical purpose – to boost the prices of the real estate. Now it is one of the most recognizable places in New York. It hosts many free events, statues, interesting landmarks, and so on.
You will easily recognize the places from your favorite movies, TV shows, and even books (for example, “The Catcher in the Rye”) while taking a long walk in the Central Park.
DO PICNIC AT GOVERNOR’S ISLAND
The ferry to Governor’s Island is free of charge and will get you to an island of 172 acres. There is a bike path, a picnic area, mini golf and some military sites. For example, the Admiral’s House and the Nolan Park are worth visiting.
GO ON A FREE WALKING TOUR
You are sure to enjoy a 90-minute free walking tour, led by two professional historians. You will visit the Whispering Gallery in Grand Central, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Chrysler Building. These tours start every Friday at 12.30 pm at 120 Park Avenue.
You can also choose a different free walking tour, which starts at 11 am daily near the Museum of the American Indian.
THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
The famous New York City public library attracts as many visitors annually as any other city sight. It is the largest marble building ever built in the United States and the sidewalks leading up to it have literature quotes on them. Also, the marvelous coffered ceiling of the Rose Main Reading Room is something you should definitely see!
THE ROCKEFELLER CENTER
The Rockefeller Center is most widely known for the giant Christmas tree displayed there every winter. However, it has much more to show, like a collection of pieces of art, incredible gardens, and exhibits. It is worth visiting, just for the statues of Prometheus, who overlooks the skating rank, and Atlant, who is holding the world.
RIDE THE STATEN ISLAND FERRY
Every tourist visiting New York is eager to see its most recognizable sight, the Statue of Liberty. Ferry tours there can be quite expensive for you if you are on a budget. However, the community ferry is free and will bring you across the New York Harbor right to the Statue of Liberty on the Staten Island.
THE BROOKLYN PROMENADE
Brooklyn may not be the most interesting part of New York City, but the view of Manhattan, which opens from the Brooklyn Promenade, will surely catch your attention.
You can walk slowly along the promenade, enjoy the view of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, and then continue your pleasant walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park, which is also worth visiting.
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November 4, 2016 1:30 pm Leave your thoughts