13 Tips For Visiting New York on a Budget

New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world. A lot of people think it is not possible to visit New York on a budget, but I beg to differ.

New York City can be a surprisingly affordable place to visit. Here are tips for saving money while visiting the Big Apple.


If you want to make the most of your time in NYC, you need to do your research to find the best tour that meets your needs.

1. Research the Best Tours

The most popular attractions in New York City can get pricey quickly. The best way to save big on these big-ticket attractions is by purchasing a CityPass.

2. Purchase a CityPass

The CityPass includes the cost of admission to the MET, the Empire State Building, and many more popular sights.

3. Visit Museums for Free

A lot of museums, like the American Museum of Natural History or the Whitney Museum of American Art, have a pay-how-much-you-want policy on certain days.

4. Be Vigilant About Scams

Brush up on the most popular scams in the city before you leave on your trip to protect yourself (and your wallet).

5. Eat Where the Locals Eat

The neighborhoods surrounding the bigger colleges in the city and prime spots for great and inexpensive food.

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