New York is one of the fanciest destinations across the world and holds the heart of people across the globe. Everyone wishes to visit New York at least once in their lifetime but a trip to New York City can drain your pockets big time. Well, just because you have a relatively tighter pocket doesn’t mean you don’t get to have all the fun. Here are some hacks that’ll help you plan a cheap trip to New York, all fun included.
Which time to visit?
Although New York is busy round the year, the relatively less crowded and cheaper time to visit is winter. The best time to visit is January to Mid-March followed by June to August.
Where to stay?
Stay outside Manhattan. Period. The place in itself is the epitome of expense. Other than that, alternatives such as rentals, couch surfing, house exchanges, etc. (Hudson Valley and the Catskills). you can also surf rental sites such as Airbnb.
What about the food?
Hit the streets, eat like locals. I am sure you want to try out the exquisite hotels and restaurants out there but they’ll charge you a fortune so the easy way out is to eat like the locals do. You will find bagel carts, $1 pizza slices, affordable food in ethnic neighborhoods like Chinatown, etc. to enjoy cheap bar prices, go in a little early to enjoy happy hours.
What about transportation?
The subway system is efficient, active and cheap thus becomes your best alternative to taxis. Where a subway ride would cost you $4, taxi rides would cost 50$ to 60$. The choice is clear. Other than that, walk to nearby destinations witnessing the views or enjoy the amazing bike rides New York offers that have extensive connectivity as well.
Where to shop?
Just like Phoebe Buffay, hit the Flea markets! Places like green flea, etc. are great to get good stuff and memoirs. Also visit places like Canal Street to find amazing stuff. You can find great deals beyond the walls of sophisticated showrooms!
- Avail Broadway coupons and discounts
- Sign up for shows with live audiences
- Try open-mic nights, Molly’s Cupcakes, Arthur Avenue instead of tourism shams
- Take advantage of free museum visit days, or pay as per choice days
- Check out the best view from Staten Island Ferry, High Lines, Rockefeller center to catch wholesome views
- TRY OUT THE BRIDGES AND PARKS and the mesmerizing views and liveliness!