New York, the most populous city in the United States of America has made its mark as a unique, global city that has an enormous impact on food, fashion, media, tourism, technology, sports, culture, and diversity.
Iconic sites like Central Park, The Empire State Building, and Times Square are among the many reasons why one should visit; but the ever-growing free things tourists can do should be the number one reason why one should visit the city that never sleeps.
Here are fun things anyone can do in New York City for $0 USD:
Go to the Museum of Modern Art.
Located in mid-town Manhattan, the museum holds one of the largest collection of modern art including paintings, sculptures, photography, architecture, and other forms of contemporary and historical artwork. You can skip the $25 admission fee and enjoy a full tour if you visit on Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Take The Staten Island Ferry.
Take in the magnificence of the Statue of Liberty, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and skyscrapers on the commuter ferry which travels 24 hours a day and 7 days a week between lower Manhattan and Staten Island for free. From the outside deck, enjoy the stunning vistas of the New York Harbour and skyline.
Go Kayaking in the summer.
Many boathouses offer free kayaks to visitors to see the beautiful city from the water as they paddle. The Long Island City Community Boathouse, Manhattan Community Boathouse, North Brooklyn Boathouse, Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse, and the Downtown Boathouse are the places to go for free kayaking.
Explore Central Park.
The ultimate example of escapism is right here in Manhattan’s largest park. Enjoy free guided tours, wander through the Shakespeare Garden, row boats with a loved one under the Bow Bridge, go to the Bethesda Fountain, find turtles in the turtle pond, and go hiking around the North woods.
Enjoy outdoor movies.
Take a page from your favourite romantic scene and enjoy an outdoor movie, this time for free. There are few parks in NYC that offer outdoor movies in the summer. Visit the Albee Square, Bryant Park, McCarren Park, Hudson River Flicks at Pier 63, and the Brooklyn Bridge Park for free movies and screenings.
Visit the NYC Parks.
The NYC Parks is more than 30,000 acres of fun; and is the main source of free outdoor events in New York. It has athletic fields, playgrounds, basketball courts, tennis courts, monuments, recreational facilities, nature centres, gold courses and more. It’s also home to free concerts, movies, festivals, and events.
Explore the Fashion Institute Of Technology Museum.
Admission to the exhibition is free and open to the public on Tuesday through Friday noon to 8pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm. You can explore an almost complete history of the fashion industry from the 18th century to present, showcased by a collection of 50,0000 garments, clothing materials, fashion icons, and styles.