What Most People Love To Experience When They Tour From New York

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We’ve all heard tales of the Big Apple. But how many people have experienced it like a local, with its secrets and treasures? We’ve compiled a list of free and cheap things to do in New York City, perfect for backpackers on a budget. This guide is packed with tips for first-time visitors, from walking tours to free museums to off-the-beaten-path eateries. And don’t forget your camera.

Mini-Guest Tour

There’s a lot more to Central Park than just the famous playground. Head downtown if you want to explore the city and take a stroll along the footpath. If you prefer strolling, plan a mini-guest tour, and meet other park-lovers. One of our favourite non-park things to do in the park is the tickets and exhibitions at the Natural History Museums of Long Island. You can spend hours perusing the catalogue, looking for shells or souvenirs, and talking to scientists and experts. While you’re there, don’t miss a curious memento from the Natural History Museum.   

Head Over To MoMA

A bridge over a body of water with a city in the background

If mementoes and free time aren’t your things, head over to MoMA for free admission, unique exhibits, and a fantastic free walk-through. If you’re feeling more intense, take a guided tour or wander through the museum effortlessly. On another note, if you want to list your business on the walls or ceilings of one of the world’s most excellent museums, you can add it to the list of free things to do.

 Free Music at The Met

The Met has free music every Sunday. You don’t even need to pay to get in. Just show up at the right time, and you can hear some great music for free


Take A Free Tour Of Harlem Museums

Museum-goers can get free walking tours on Harlem Bankside. Just look for signs above intersections to get directions. If photography is more your thing, there’s always free art to shoot.

Hippodrome Theater

A city street filled with lots of traffic

Catch a free screening of Contact at the Hippodrome Theater — This movie has been showing in NYC theatres since 2011 and is free. You’ll be treated to some great live performances. And if you are lucky, you’ll even walk away with a free pair of tickets to the movie.

 Walking Tours

A walking tour is a tour of a place where the visitors walk from one place to another, and the guide talks about the place or the history of the place. The walking tour has been around for a long time, but recently, it has come back in a big way. Walking tours are top-rated in many cities around the world. New York City has many: the High Line, the Robert Moses span, and of course, Central Park. An experienced or beginner can book a guided walking tour for 20–30 dollars. Keep in mind that the best walking tours are all self-guided because you get to understand the history and culture of the place within the length of 1 hour.

Final Tip

Your day is like a book, each chapter of your day is like a chapter of the book, and each page of your day is like a page ofMeta: Booking an unforgettable vacation can be stressful, especially when you use slow and frustrating methods. Finding the cheapest place to stay or the best rooms for groups of people takes a lot of time and effort. Here are some tips. 

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