VISIT MUSEUMS AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS
Most of the New York City museums offer free admission at least one day, which is typically on Fridays or Sundays. You can visit such museums as MOMA and The Frick Collection which houses some of the more famous artwork by Van Gogh, Renoir and Andy Warhol.
GRAB A CHEAP BITE
You can grab cheap bites in Chelsea or Williamsburg, from a food cart in Times Square area or on the corner at a pizza spot in Alphabet City. Although the major restaurants can be pricey, there are still plenty of inexpensive food options to choose from in this city.
TAKE A STROLL IN THE PARK
You can go for a walk in Central Park, enjoy the reservoir, boating lake, meadows and gardens or you can take a stroll in Prospect Park and enjoy the beautiful cherry trees.
TRAVEL BY WATER
The Staten Island Ferry is a free way to see some of the sights by water as it passes by the Statute of Liberty on its route. You can also ride water taxis for a low price around the Hudson River and see the Brooklyn Bridge and many other iconic buildings.
VISIT THE 9/11 MEMORIAL
Although this memorial is not always free, it typically is on Tuesday’s after 5 p.m. The memorial consists of two enormous waterfalls pouring into the foundations where the Twin Towers once stood, with the names of the victims cut into a metal rim around them.