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New York On A Budget

Being one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, the thought of visiting New York may seem daunting to the more budget friendly travellers. However, with a few simple tricks and tips it is possible to get the most out of this bustling city, without breaking the bank.

Jump on the Stanten Island Ferry

Perfect for getting lost in the panoramic views of this iconic skyline, the ferry is an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of city. Keep your eyes peeled for jaw dropping views of southern Manhattan, Ellis Island and even Lady Liberty herself. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, this ferry will cost you absolutely nothing!

Get on your bike!

Cheap and friendly, rented bikes are a great way to see the more secluded parts of New York such as Central Park. Surreal but welcoming, the stunning greenery of the park is a nice change to the bustling concrete jungle. If biking isn’t your thing you can always join in one of the many runs that take place in central park, this is a great way to get lost in the stunning scenery in your own leisurely pace.

Broadway? No way!

As tempting as the bright lights of Broadway can be, it is more cost effective to watch a show at a smaller theatre. There are plenty of shows that have been hits on both the West End and Broadway that are still be performed in smaller venues. This means you can see the big hits for little prices.

Enjoy the view from the top

With towering sky scrapers and majestic buildings scattered along every street it is no surprise that most of your time in New York will be spent looking up. Whether you want to visit the iconic Empire State Building, pose outside the Rockefeller centre or get lost in the One World Observatory, they will all cost you a lot. Prioritise which landmark you would like to visit the most and enjoy the sweeping views from there. If you have no interest in paying these prices, New York is filled with plenty of rooftop bars and restaurants. Why not savour the local cuisine while you gaze out at the iconic city from above?

Make the most of Happy hour!

With the city full to the rim with bars and restaurants, you’re never to far from a mouth watering snack or refreshing drink. Whether you’re looking for a good old-fashioned cup of tea or a fancy cocktail you are bound to be paying above the odds! However, with a little savvy knowledge and know how you can save yourself nearly half the money. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for restaurants offering happy hour, although they may vary in time and price, it is always good to keep yourself up to date of the best offers and the best times.

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