See New York City on a Budget

Looking for ways to save money, reduce the price of attractions, just do more in New York for less?

There is so much of what New York has to offer that you can enjoy in ways that save you money or in many cases cost you nothing. Take a tour; visit a museum; attend a festival; attend a live television show; all these can be had at little or no cost. Knowing where and when these savings are available is key to keeping your visit costs down.

We have searched for the "no cost" experiences as well as those available at special savings or discounts.  Check out the options below to make your stay in New York more enjoyable and affordable.

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