New York City is considered to be the second most expensive cities for a vacation. Here, even tiny residential apartments are sold for millions of dollars, an average taxi ride from Midtown to the Financial District can cost you around $28 and to watch a Broadway show, you need to shell out over a hundred dollars. But wait, you must not judge New York only with this expensive face. There are lot many amazing things you can do for free in the city that never sleep.
Here are best sightseeing activities in New York City that don’t cost a dime:
Get Free entry into NYC’s Top Museums
Known as one of the most stunning and greatest cultural capital, New York city boast of some grand and world-class Museums, which are known for their diversity. If you are art lover and want to explore some of these places like Metropolitan Museum of Art you have to spend $25 dollars, which is quite expensive. So go for the Museums that offer free admission. Some such popular Museums are Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace, the Museum of Modern Art (admission fee at specific times). American Folk Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum (free entry on every first Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m).
Stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge
Enjoy a lovely stroll on The Brooklyn Bridge, which is 1,595ft-long suspension bridge. One of the best Bridges that connects Manhattan to Brooklyn over the East River, this landmark of the city is loved by all. Here you can walk around and enjoy the beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline. Make sure you go through the information about the sights you see which are provided on the plaque.
Take a Ride of Staten Island Ferry
One of the last remaining relics of Ferry systems in New York, Staten Island Ferry transports 22 million passengers every year between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street. One of the best deals in the town, you can take the Ferry Ride absolutely free. You can enjoy the fantastic views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline in your round-trip ride that takes about an hour to complete. The best part is that the Ferry runs 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, so you don’t have to look for a particular day to enjoy the ride.
Visit the Sony Wonder Technology Lab
Situated in the mid-town Manhattan, Sony Wonder Technology Lab is an interactive and entertainment Museum that is meant for all ages. Get to see the creativity in a high quality and great learning environment that makes learning, entertaining and fun. You can visit this Museum to experience multi-media show. The best part about this place is that it is apt for all whether “you’re seven or seventy. It can be real good and fun place for kids.
Explore New York Botanical Garden
Do you know that there is free admission in Botanical Garden throughout the day on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon? Yes it is! If you want to enjoy and explore the garden for free, schedule your visit accordingly. The garden can be an amazing weekend gateway as it features superb daffodil displays, rhododendrons, and Peggy Rockefeller Rose grounds.
Laugh your Heart out at Free Comedy Shows
For the last ten years, Magnet Theatre is a performance ground for comedic talent, who are entertaining millions of people with their amazing sense of humour. You can watch sample of free entertaining comedy shows and classes in improv, musical improv, storytelling and more. The performances are delivered by both amateur and professional artists every single night of the week.
Cheers with a Free Beer
Take a brewery tour and enjoy a mug of free Beer. The city is known for serving best craft beer and many breweries are becoming highly popular attraction for travellers. You can try this free glass of beer at Chelsea Brewing Company, which is Manhattan’s largest microbrewery. The company offers a free tour along with a complimentary drink. Surely, you would give it a try! You can also enjoy free beer at internationally known Brooklyn Brewery on specific days and time.