How to See New York on a Budget

The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge

Holidays in New York don’t have to break the bank. The city has a lot to offer whether your budget is big or small. You can avoid all of the expensive restaurants and attractions and still tick the boxes on your bucket list. Here are four things to see and do on a budget.

Central Park

Central Park is one of the main attractions in New York regardless of the season. There are so many things to do in Central Park that you can easily spend a full day exploring it. If you don’t want to spend a fortune at a swanky lunch hotspot, why not enjoy a picnic in the park? You can enjoy a stroll and study the architecture or marvel at the many filming locations from your favourite movies.

Street Food

Forget the Plaza Hotel; you don’t have to visit the legendary restaurants in New York to experience tasty cuisine. New York is famous for its cuisine but you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy it. Give the iconic restaurants a miss and sample some of the street food on offer. There are hot pretzels and pizza slices on every corner that will save you a pretty penny.

Times Square

The Empire State building, the Ground Zero memorial and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are just a few of the popular tourist attractions that should be on your list of things to do and see. However, like many of the attractions in New York, they don’t come for free. If you are watching every penny, there is one sightseeing hotspot that will be right up your street. Times Square is a must see landmark and is one of things that should be at the very top of your list of things to do.

Window Shopping

Bloomingdales, Saks and Macy’s are just a few of the largest shopping centres in NYC. New York is one of the world’s most fantastic shopping destinations but if you don’t have cash to splash, you can still afford to browse. Window shopping is a superb pastime and you can see more of the beautiful architecture while on foot. If it’s bargains you are looking for, search for sample sales or head to one of the discount shopping centre where all of the best designer bargains can be found.

So, there you have it, four ways to lower the cost of holidays in New York.