Blog - Top 10 free things to do in NYC
New York is made up of 5 boroughs where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Bang in the centre is Manahattan famous for it's sky scapers, financial district, Time Square, Broadway, Central Park and so much more. Visiting the big apple can be expensive, most attractions come with $20+ price tags per person. But the city does have a vast variety of things to do and see which will cost you nothing!
1: Brooklyn Brewery
Free beer? Yes please! Free tours of Williamsburg's Brooklyn Brewery run on the hour from 1-5pm Saturday, 1-4pm Sunday. Brooklyn Brewery is located at 79 N 11th St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
2: Central Park
One of the most famous parks in the world and is completely free! You can take a stroll and see the amazing views of NYC from the park and they often host free events too. John Lennon's Strawbery Fields statue is located close to the entrance of the park.
3: Staten Island Ferry
Many people take advantage of the free Staten Island Ferry during their visit to New York. The best way to admire the Manhattan skyline is from the harbor, so this is a really excellent option. Most people, however, take the ferry over and then get right back on to return to Manhattan.
4: Grand Central Station
Grand Central Terminal is a commuter, rapid transit railroad terminal at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It's not just a train station though, it is home to plenty of restaurants and a free art gallery.
5: New York Public Library
The New York Public Library is New York's most famous library. It is 105 years old and is situated close to Times Square. There are free tours at 11am and 2pm Monday to Saturday, 2pm Sunday.
6: High Line
Created from an abandoned stretch of elevated railroad track, the native-inspired landscaping of this park 30 feet in the air connects the Meatpacking District with Chelsea's galleries, and eventually to the Javits Center on the south side of Hell's Kitchen. There's wonderful Hudson River views at the High Line.
7: Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest bridges of either type in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. Take in the beauty of the New York skyline by walking across the bridge anytime of the day, the walk only takes around 10-15 minutes.
8: St. Patricks Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a must-see on your trip to NYC. You can go on a free self guided tour, The catherdral will provide you with a free map to work your way around.
9: South Street Sea Port
The South Street Seaport is a historic area in the New York City borough of Manhattan, centered where Fulton Street meets the East River, and adjacent to the Financial District.
10: Audience of a TV show
Have you ever wondered how the audience gets chosen for shows like Late Night with Jimmy Fallon or Late Show with David Letterman? Turns out, they don’t. You can stand in line or register online before these talk shows to get your free tickets.