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7 Free Things to Do in New York City

Traveling to NYC can get have a hefty price tag. There are tons of amazing things to do in NYC, but you have to pay for a lot of them. Plus, if you are traveling with your family, the numbers go up. That’s why it is always fun to find attractions you can visit for free.

What to do in New York City for free?

Central Park

Central Park in New York for me is the best place to go to if you want to find attractions that can be enjoyed for free. You can spend a lot of time exploring the place and stay for a family picnic. During the summer you can find Summer Stage, concerts and Shakespeare in the Park. If you are there during the winter, there are also fun activities like ice skating. No matter when you visit it I’m sure you will find something fun to do.

Central Park

Brooklyn Bridge

It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the country. It has been so important for New York City for so many years that it was declared a National Historic Landmark.  You can cross it on foot, by bicycle or car.

Related Read: Bike Rentals in NYC

Brooklyn Bridge NYC

Times Square

Time Squares is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. One that everyone knows, even if they have never been there! The place is such a transited and important junction that some call it “The Crossroads of the World”. You can look at its many ads, light busyness, and even fun sights without having to spend a dime.

Times Square at Night

Staten Island Ferry

This nonvehicular ferry takes you for a 25-minute ride between Lower Manhattan and Staten Island. The ride provides great views of the New York Harbor, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Where else are you going to find a trip like this one for free?

Also, check out things to do in Staten island.

NYC public Library 

The Public Library of New York is heaven for anyone who enjoys reading. They have around 53 million items. It is so big that it was named the third-largest library in the world.

Lincoln Center

 This is a 6.6-hectare complex that has 29 indoor and outdoor performance facilities. You have to pay to go in and watch the shows that are put on. But you can go there and explore on your own without having to spend a cent. And in the summer there are free concerts by the main fountain.

Wall Street

This is the first home of the New York Stock Exchange. For some, it might not sound exciting, but for trading junky like me, it is iconic. Visiting Wall Street and looking at the buildings where many important finances used to be is very exciting.

Wall Street, NYC - Biking rental

By visiting these seven places, you can have a great time and save a lot of money. Do you know about other free things to do in New York?

7 Things to Do in NYC

2 thoughts on “7 Free Things to Do in New York City

  1. Love this thanks, we had no idea about the ferry! We’ll be in NYC for the first time ever in January. Any cheap accommodation recommendations for us?

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