If you've read any of my posts about my trip to New York, you will know that I got up to a lot of costly things that were typical activities for tourists like us. What I haven't mentioned yet is that we also got up to lots of cheap and fun things to do, as well. Here are some of my favourite cheap(ish) things to do in New York City.
The Highline is an old railway line that has been turned into a beautiful walkway with a lovely view of the Hudson. It's free to do and it gives you lots of lovely views of the city. We only had to take a stroll there as it's located in the Meatpacking District which is near to where we stayed. The ice cream and cold drink vendors were highly appreciated in the scorching weather (I definitely burnt!).
I've already written about my visit to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, but I don't think I mentioned the pricing. The memorial itself is obviously free to look at and pay your respects and entry to the museum is $15, which I think is relatively cheap considering the event and all of the proceeds go to charities for the victims. If you don't want to pay, the memorial itself is incredibly moving and I think it's something you have to do when you visit New York.
When I say there are parks everywhere in New York, I mean everywhere. We spent a lot of our time at Washington Square Park, which was local to our accommodation and we fell in love with. A visit to Central Park was also vital and I think it would be easy to spend a day there, there's so much going on - we did get the subway to Central Park but it's only about $2 each way so it hardly breaks the bank.
Visiting the parks of New York is obviously free and I felt that they gave a really nice vibe and truly showed the sense of community in New York. I found all of the parks very friendly and I enjoyed watching other people socialising - be it playing a game of baseball or sitting having a coffee.
These were my favourite 'cheap' things to do in New York, and I'm hoping I can go back soon to do them all over again! What are your favourite things to do in the city? Let me know with a comment! As always, thank you for reading.