New York, New York – we all love New York and getting to visit this incredibly vibrant city is an opportunity not to be missed. With everything there is to do and see, the Statue of Liberty, the Chrysler Building and the amazing Empire State Building to name but a few of the attractions, you just know there is absolutely no excuse to miss out on 10 Free Entry Attractions in New York.
Known the world over, the Statue of Liberty has welcomed travellers for hundreds of years. Today she stands as proudly as ever, she is the symbol of the American Dream. It is definitely worth catching a ferry across and you’ll be amazed at the sheer size of the statue when you get there. You can take the Staten Island Ferry to go there and back.
Everything in New York is big, the skyscrapers, the avenues, the department stores and the famous Central Park. Grand Central Station is huge and one of the most beautiful Beaux Arts buildings that exists. Arriving in New York by train is a sheer joy and just touring round this incredible building is a great experience.
This stunning parkland sits right in the middle of this fast bustling city. Take a wonder around it and see how New Yorkers spend their leisure time. Unfortunately the Central Park Zoo isn’t a freebie but with all the money saved on visiting all the other free entry attractions in New York even the tightest sightseeing budget can accommodate the price of a ticket to see the sea lion feeding time.
For culture junkies this museum crammed full of America’s best collections of Native American Art. It is absolutely free to wonder around, which could take a while as there are over a million exhibits.
Another free entry attraction in New York that has lots of things to see and try without having to cope with hard sell pressures is Chelsea Galleries. If you time it right, you get to sample free cheese and wine openings (Thursday evenings).
While in the Chelsea Galleries district go to the High Line. This park 30 foot up in the air is made on an abandoned railroad track that links the Meatpacking District to the Galleries. Great views of the Hudson River and being so high you get good views of pedestrians below you too.
No female can go to New York without taking a tour round the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum. Absolutely free and with loads of collections which date back to the 18th century right up to modern day fashions.
Queens is a great place to visit. You have got to check out the Public Boathouse. You can grab a kayak for free at the Community Boathouse. Every Friday night they have ‘Chill Paddles’ and on Saturdays more adrenalin rush kayaking. Definitely to be put on your list of free entry attractions in New York.
The Rockefeller Center is a must visit location. Everything here is done in a very grand scale, really impressive. The whole place is huge and covers 22 acres of ground space. It’s the setting for NBC’s Today Shows and in December there is a giant tree in it to really get everyone into the festive spirit.
If you are into modern art and ultra modern architecture, you have to go to the Museum of Modern Art. Redesigned by a Japanese architect named Yoshio Taniguchi, it is made of glass, steel and aluminum and houses some of the greatest modern art ever painted or created. Visitors can just sit and enjoy the views.
Travelling and sightseeing on a budget is easy with all these free entry attractions in New York and as you can see you aren’t missing out on anything this wonderful city has to offer. With the savings, you could take in a show or maybe dine in a Michelin Star restaurant. What would be your choice for a special thing to see or do in the Big Apple?
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