Five Free Things to Do in NYC

Traveling to New York doesn’t have to break the bank. With parks, observation decks, and monuments, the Big Apple is full of cost-effective activities to add to your itinerary. We’re adding five free things to do in NYC to your vacation to-do list.

Central Park

With 840 acres of lush landscaping, walking paths, monuments, ponds, and more, Central Park holds a full day of fun without costing a cent. Find the highest overlook in the park, at Belvedere Castle, where you’ll enjoy cityscape vistas and a bird’s eye view of the park.

New York Public Library

Founded in 1895, the New York Public Library holds more than 55 million items, from books to e-books to extensive research collections from international scholars. Spend the day immersing yourself in New York history, or attend one of the talks, performances, or exhibitions happening throughout the year.

High Line

View art installations, stroll along the walking path, and enjoy elevated city views at the High Line. Stretching 1.45 miles along the west side of Manhattan, the High Line is an elevated linear park that is free and open to be explored by the public.

Socrates Sculpture Park

Built on a former landfill site, Socrates Sculpture Park is filled with large-scale sculpture and multimedia installations. With installations updated throughout the year, the park always offers unique exhibitions to explore.

Times Square NYC

Catch a taxi to the Theater District of Manhattan to take in the lights and sounds of bustling Times Square. Bring your camera and capture the energy and colors flashing through the middle of New York City.

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