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New York City is a very expensive city, both to live in and to explore as a tourist.  But, there are many ways to do this trip to your dream destination without to spend a lot of money. We will suggest you some tips to follow so as to be in your budget and enjoy your vacation, too!

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1. Visit the city’s free attractions
Many amazing things in NYC are free or affordable for a traveler’s budget. Big Apple is the perfect place to explore great landmarks without spending a dime. Some attractions are free all the time—including peaceful walk in Central Park or at the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty as you can take the Staten Island ferry to view it by boat for free and of course a visit to the stunning New York Public Library is always a good idea.

2. Visit galleries and museums on free or even discount days
This is another clever way to admire New York on a budget. New York City is full of museums and galleries of all tastes and sizes.Some of them have free days or nights for visitors, when some others are free all year round. A few of the most popular attractions with free entry days are the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (free on Fridays 4-8PM), the 9-11 Memorial Museum (free on Tuesdays 5PM-close), the American Museum of Natural History (free in its last hour, otherwise always pay-as-you-wish) etc. So, you have to make your research before your trip so as to plan better and see whether they offer any free or reduced-price admission days.

3. Purchase a tourist pass
If you know that you are going to visit a lot of popular attractions into your trip in New York, you may be able to save money with a city pass. One of the most popular ways to keep your budget on your visit is to purchase a tourist pass.  Tourist passes offer free or discounted entry to lots of tourist destinations, such as the Empire State Building or the Statue of Liberty as well as organized tours.

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4. Find free events and shows around the City

Throughout the year there are always some festivals and events to attend for free. Time out is one of the best sites to find out current free events and shows. Big Apple, also, is full of amazing street and subway performers and musicians roaming around, through the big streets of the city. If you want to find discounted tickets for Broadway, there are often good deals on discount ticket websites like BroadwayBox.com. Travelers visiting New York on a budget should take advantage of the many free or inexpensive concerts, art exhibits, and other events happening all over the city. Moreover, you can find TV Show Tickets like Jimmy’s Fallon, Good Morning America, Saturday Night Live and more to attend for free.

5. Buy a subway pass
If you’re planning to stay longer in New York a, it’s often cost-efficient to buy subway passes that give you unlimited rides for a week or longer, depending on how long you are going to be in the city. It’s a better way to move around the city than buying one by one ticket for every ride on public transport.

6. Use a bike for your transportation
Moving around the city on a bike is cool and inexpensive as you can see a lot more on foot than you would by public transport or taxi. New York has some wonderful cycle routes around Manhattan, especially along the Hudson and East Rivers to try on.

7. Eat cheap
In New York, there are many options for quick and cheap food such as hot dog stands and food trucks that are common throughout the city and offer fairly cheap and tasty meals. We highly recommend you on checking sites as Groupon and Travelzoo to find bargains if you prefer the option to dine out .

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