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4 days in NEW YORK CITY!!!

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1. Posted by elliot_aus (Full Member 61 posts) 11y

Hey
I am goin to NY for 4 days - and wanna do it on the REAL cheap - like, i wanna do FREE stuff, coz my funds wont accommodate much other than eating! what should i do? what should i see?

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2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

You can visit the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) for a "Donation". They suggest $15 but you can give whatever you want. I visited the MET for $1.

You can hang out and people watch in Time Square, Central Park, etc. for free.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

the ferry to statten island is free I believe (or was it another ferry...)

How about trying to get tickets to the Letterman show? That's free, although they can be tough to get.

If you're early, you can get cheap tickets to one of the yankees games too....

4. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Check out these links for a large list of free things to do in NYC! Everything from Letterman tickets to museums, kayaking lessons, Statten Island Ferry (Sam was correct), street festivals and the Federal Reserve Bank (no, they don't hand out free money - sorry).

NYC Freebies

NYC for Visitors

Have fun planning your trip!!!

5. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

My favorite thing to do in NYC is rollerblade in Central Park. In the summer, the park is full of free activities and there is plenty to do. Again, it is an excellent place to people watch. Hit the park from the 50s through the 70s (streets, that is). Go to Bethesta Terrace in the park...between April and October, you can ck out the dancing rollerbladers. They set up around 2-3 pm on the weekends.

Ck out this map.

6. Posted by elliot_aus (Full Member 61 posts) 11y

Thanks heaps - gonna try get tickets to letterman - finding a couchsurfer to stay with when i get there - and will def. visit central park!
gonna have an awesome time! cant wait - pity the drinking laws are ridiculous! - I wish it was 18 - like in Australia!!!

7. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting elliot_aus

gonna have an awesome time! cant wait - pity the drinking laws are ridiculous! - I wish it was 18 - like in Australia!!!

Ck out www.couchsurfing.com for a place to stay. Also, I moved to New York when I was 16 (a long time ago) and I never had a problem getting into any bar or getting any alcohol. I dont know how it is right now but you may not have a problem at all, it wont hurt to try!