New York is the most Expensive city in United States.If you’ve ever dreamed about visiting New York,But weren’t sure if you could afford it,Here are the 30 free things to do in ‘Big Apple’.
Central park is free & open to public.Many people doesn’t know that they also offer a free guided tour of this Manhattan’s Largest park.This park has everything From waterfalls to lakes & ponds, lush grassy areas perfect for picnicking,Countless Monuments, Trees, Animals, Birds, Activities,Crowd, horse drawn carriage rides, zoo,boat riding, hiking and much more, you will have your hands full.
Hours : 6 am- 1am
Location : New York, NY 10024
2.High Line :
High line is a 1.5 mile long old railroad which turned into a beautiful park in between the tall buildings.It is elevated from streets and lined with trees, gardens and benches where you can sit and enjoy the view.This place is a one kind of attraction which adds to the uniqueness of New York.
Location : New York, NY 10011
3.Times Square :
This is a must see when you are visiting NYC. I enjoy coming here but I have to admit that this place is a huge tourist trap but it’s a great place to take pictures and enjoy the sights.
It is a beautiful narrow island which lies in between queens & Manhattan.If you are tired of Manhattan’s crowd,come here and have peace full long walks with a beautiful views.There is a red bus which brings you to this island for free(Click here to know more about Roosevelt island).
5.Apple store :
This is that famous glass cube Apple store.By far one of the best apple store’s i have ever been.Even if you are not buying anything this is still a cool place to stop and see.
Location : 767 5th Ave, New York, NY 10153
6.Trump tower :
Have you ever seen a gold platted elevator?escalators?doors? if you din’t then this is that place.once you’re in,You’ll see gold everywhere.
Hours: Open to public from 8 am-10 pm
Location :725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in United states.It has become one of the iconic structures of New York.Walk or bike the bridge If you are looking for the best panoramic view of Manhattan.
8.Grand Central terminal :
Grand central terminal is the biggest railroad stations in the world.If you are a great lover of history & architecture then this the place.It is also a major subway hub that connects to Times Square and Union Square.One of its most alluring secrets is the Whispering Gallery under the Guastavino-tiled arches near the Oyster Bar. When two people stand at diagonal arches and whisper to each other, their voices ring through like an old game of telephone.
Location : 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
9.New York Public Library :
Stop by the library to experience the movie like adventure,all the rooms and hall ways are grand and beautiful.From the special exhibits, to the reading rooms you can browse the vast collection of books and loose yourself into another world.
Location : New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York, NY 10018
10.Love sculpture :
NYC has so many art everywhere and some of them are unique and original.It’s a great photo opportunity if you want a memory in the Big Apple.
Location : corner of 6th Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan.
11.Charging bull :
This is the famous Charging Bull which symbolically represents the financial market strength of New York.This is a very busy area and if you want to click pictures you should pop in quickly,smile & get out.
Location : Broadway & Morris St, New York, NY 10004
12.Wall street :
Wall street is a dream working place for many people.You can just feel the money swirling around your head around here.It is a great place to sit and watch the beautiful architecture and history around you.
Location : 11 Wall St, New York, NY 10005
13.Flushing meadows corona park :
corona park offers huge activities , It has New York’s largest lake where you can fish or pedal a boat, Uni sphere which was the icon of 1964 world’s fair,play ground for children and much more.
Location : Queens, NY 11375
14.Queens botanical garden :
Queens Botanical Garden is a great place to relax and appreciate nature. Many of the small gardens that compose the site feature plants of particular significance to a certain world culture.It offers the chance to see diverse plant life all year round.
Hours : 8 am – 5 pm
Location :43-50 Main St, Flushing, NY 11355
15. 9/11 memorial :
This is the place where the actual Twin towers were built.Now They built a pool around that place in the remembrance of people who lost their lives in 9/11 tragedy.
Location : 180 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
16. Staten Island :
A 25 minute Free ferry ride to and from the city or Staten island which gives you amazing views of landmarks like statue of liberty,Ellis island , Roosevelt island and of course Manhattan skyline.
17. St. Patrick’s Cathedral :
It is New York’s one of the iconic structures,Built in 1879, the majestic architecture will just leave you in awe.It is huge with lots of history.
Location : 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022
18. Battery park :
Located at the southern most tip of Manhattan, you get some unique views of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and so much more.There is a lot of street performers, artists, food sellers and people from all walks of life surrounded the area but definitely add to a wonderful experience. Lots of benches to sit on during stay. Lots of trees shading good sitting spots.
Location : New York, NY 10004
19. Bronx museum of arts :
Bronx always have some or the other events/festivals going on check their website before visiting.
Location : 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
20. Rockefeller :
Fans of the Tonight Show can watch a taping with Jimmy Fallon at NBC’s studios in Rockefeller Center with a bit of advanced planning. Free tickets are released a month in advance, though if you’re lucky you can get standby tickets the night of the even.
Location : 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111