Man walking down New York street
Budget-Friendly Activities To Add To Your New York City Bucket List
As an iconic attraction of New York, Central Park requires no ticket or admission, allowing visitors to stroll through its historic, beautiful grounds at their leisure.
Central Park
Spread over 843 acres of lush forest grounds, Central Park is great for birdwatching, art viewing, hiking, biking, and even playing chess and checkers.
The High Line is a former elevated railway system that has been converted into a linear park and rises above New York's clogged streets. It is free to visit.
High Line
With its sleek Beaux-Arts architecture and sprawling lobby, Grand Central Station is an eloquent railway station and transportation hub that is free to visit.
Grand Central Station
While you can pay for a cruise along the Hudson or East River, you can see incredible views of New York from the Staten Island Ferry, a free-to-use service.
Staten Island Ferry
The voyage lasts 25 minutes each way, and passengers can also have breathtaking views of Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
The Brooklyn Bridge is a free-to-use walkway offering splendid views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. It serves as the first official crossing point over the East River.
Brooklyn Bridge
Not only is crossing the bridge scenic, but it also helps you save significantly on cab fare during your travels, though the walk can be strenuous.