The Best Things To Do For Free In New York City

As one of the most expensive cities in the United States, it makes sense that travellers would enjoy things to do for free during their stay. After all, the more money you save, the more money you have to spend on something else!

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  1. Guided Tours of Central Park – Free tours by Central Park Conservancy.
  2. Catch the Staten Island Ferry – Unlike the East River Ferry, this is absolutely free!
  3. Visit the Federal Bank Gold Vault – Free tours available on weekday afternoons.
  4. Brooklyn Brewery Beer Tour – Free tours every half hour during weekends.
  5. Visit an Art Gallery – Head to Chelsea for a huge choice of places to visit.
  6. Get Fit at Bryant Park – Loads of free activities to join in during the summer.
  7. Relax in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Free entry on Tuesdays only.
  8. MoMA – The admission fee is waived on a Friday night, so you get on for FREE!
  9. Grand Central Whispering Gallery – Part of a 90 min free walking tour every Friday.
  10. Take The High Line – An elevated park 30 ft in the air, often host to art and events.
  11. Kayak the Hudson – Free kayak hire on a first come, first served basis in Queens.
  12. Socrates Sculpture Park – Films and art on Wednesdays during the summer.
  13. American Museum of Natural History – Free for the last hour of opening.
  14. Brooklyn Museum – Free on the first Saturday of the Month.


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