February 27th, 2020 | Travel Tips
If you think that a trip to New York will break the bank, think again! The Big Apple has plenty of options for travelers looking to save money. Take a look at our money-saving tips for your trip to NYC.
Take Advantage of Free Activities
While most attractions and museums charge admission fees, many of them offer free admission on certain days or during a specific period of time. If you’re a lover of contemporary art, most art galleries in Chelsea are free. When all else fails, walking around Times Square or Central Park are activities that don’t cost a dime.
Be a Smart Shopper
When you want to spend part of your holiday on a shopping spree, New York is the right place for you! However, shopping comes at a cost. Finding discount apparel is easy, but the most important thing is learning to be a smart shopper.
Find Restaurant Deals
Everyone has to eat, right? Don’t think that you’ll have to live off chain store food in New York. Get a taste of the best street food in New York, which is very affordable. If you prefer a sit-down meal in a nice restaurant, the trick is eating somewhere with prix fixe menus—get a two- or three-course meal for a flat price.
Walk as Much as Possible
Walking has many benefits: it’s good for your health, the environment and your wallet. New York has a great selection of affordable or free walking tours. Choose from movie location tours, Central Park tours or neighborhood tours. And remember that The Manhattan at Times Square is located in the heart of Midtown.
Buy a Sightseeing Pass
Lastly, invest in a sightseeing pass. New York has tons of attractions, experiences and tours. These passes include most of the most famous sights plus a few perks for a discounted price. Consider the length of your stay and the number of attractions you want to visit before making the purchase.