Walking through the crowded streets of NY It is a traveling dream for many. Leaving your neck looking at the towering skyscrapers, walking through the iconic Central Park, being dazzled by the Times Square signs… in short, the Big Apple offers us endless activities to enjoy. Of course, if we don’t want to leave you too much money on our New York adventure, we can choose free plans and also very interesting,

A walk around Little Island

Little Island.
Little Island.

Little Island is a curious park built in an artificial island in the Hudson River, west of Manhattan. This floating green space invites us to stroll along its paths between rolling hills and have a picnic with views of the skyscrapers.

Get to know City Hall

New York City Hall
New York City Hall

New York City Hall is one of the oldest town halls in the country which still performs its original governmental functions. At the same time, the building is considered an architectural milestone of its time, as an expression of cosmopolitanism ahead of its time. The place can be visited free of charge through the free guided tours which offers every week and which can be reserved online.

Board the Staten Island Ferry

Staten Island Ferry.
Staten Island Ferry.

The Staten Island Ferry is one of the last ferry systems operating in New York. Today, the ship transports almost 70,000 passengers daily. between St George, Staten Island, and Whitehall Street, Manhattan. The service is completely free and allows us to admire the city from a totally different point of view.

Cross the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn’s bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn since its construction between 1870 and 1883. At the time of its inauguration it was the largest suspension bridge in the world, and although it no longer holds that title, it has continued to be an iconic point in New York City that is very worthwhile discover and, of course, walk on it.


Tourist in front of the Statue of Liberty in New York.


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Free museums

In general, tickets to New York museums can be somewhat expensive, however, some of them we can access completely free. Some examples are the American Folk Art Museum, the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, the Harbor Defense Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian or The Bronx Museum of the Arts. On the other hand, we can take advantage of the fact that several cultural centers offer admission no cost in some days of the week. For example, the 9/11 Memorial Museum is free on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Discover the iconic New York Public Library

New York Public Library, United States.
New York Public Library, United States.

The New York Public Library stands as an imposing classic buildingwith a large staircase guarded by two marble lions. This cultural center, which we can access for free, opened its doors in 1911 in a distinguished Beaux-Arts style and became the second largest public library in the United States. Upon entering we will arrive at Astor Hall and its walls covered in marble, and from there we will access different rooms such as the Treasures Exhibitionwhich displays a copy of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson.

Walk the High Line

High Line.
High Line.

New York City also has green spaces that isolate us from the endless traffic on the streets. For example, the famous High Line is a linear park 2.3 kilometers long in the Manhattan district which, as its name indicates, is located in an elevated section of the old railway line West Side Line. This walk allows us to walk between plants and huge skyscrapers at the same time.

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