Top 5 Free Things to do in New York City

There really is no place like New York City. There are endless amounts of things to do and experience: Broadway shows, museums, restaurants, concerts. But did you know that there are also a surprising amount of fun things to do while in New York City that are free? Here are some things you can do on your next trip to New York that won't break the bank. 

1. The High Line

Leave it to New York to create a public the air. The High Line greenway and  trail stretches 1.45 miles long above the west side of Manhattan. It is built on a former rail line and was converted to a park for tourists and New York City residents to enjoy in 2006. The High Line is a great place to experience a unique view of the city and escape the hustle and bustle of the crowded city streets. 

2. Staten Island Ferry 

If you want to get a closer look at the beloved Statue of Liberty while in NYC, hop on the Staten Island Ferry. You'll get to enjoy scenic views of the city and pass by Lady Liberty herself - all for free!

Image via Quincy Wilks

3. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

The famous Brooklyn Bridge is 1.13 miles long and is a great way to take in a different view of the Big Apple. The Brooklyn Bridge is also a great place for picturesque photo ops!

4. Chinatown and Little Italy

Make sure to stroll through Chinatown and Little Italy while visiting NYC. How cool is it that there is a little piece of China and Italy right in Manhattan? It's an experience in itself! 

5. 9/11 Memorial

While there is a fee to visit the 9/11 Museum, listing the 9/11 Memorial located in Lower Manhattan is completely free. It is a moving experience - one you definitely do not want to miss out on while in NYC. 


Make sure to keep this list of five free things to do in NYC handy for your next trip to the Big Apple! 



February 07, 2020 — Quincy Wilks

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