Ranked as one of the top travel destinations in the world, New York City has a lot to offer.
Many times, however, due to a lack of knowledge, many visitors shell out more money than necessary without experiencing the true essence of New York.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Finance team at AOL.com, here's a list to help you, cost effectively, navigate your way through the city that never sleeps.
We've curated the top activities, sights to see, places to sleep and best mode of transportation during your stay.
Address: 63 West 35th Street, New York City, NY
Average rate per night: $250
Adress: 414 W 46th St, New York City, NY
Average rate per night: $230
Address: 113 Jane Street, New York City, NY
Average rate per night: $220
Address: 201 W 87TH Street, New York City, NY
Average rate per night: $116
Address: 230 West 101 Street, New York City, NY
Average rater per night: $98
Best mode of transportation:
MTA Subway system
Single ride fee: $3.00
Seven-day pass fee: $31.00
Monthly pass fee: $116.50
Free and cheap things to do:
Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge
Visit the Museum of Modern Art
Price: free on Friday nights from 4 pm to 8 pm.
Kayak at the Downtown Boathouse
Price: free, but you must sign a waiver.
Take a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery
Explore the Socrates Sculpture Park
Check out the Brooklyn or the Queens Botanical Garden
Sights to see:
Ranked as one of the tallest building in New York, the Chrysler Building is a fun and free landmark to visit. Although the observation floor is now closed to the public, you can still go inside of the building and admire the architecture.
Quite possibly the most popular park in New York, Central Park offers tons of free events and activities all year around. From picnics to free Shakespeare productions, this is one site you can't miss.
Statue of Liberty
Visiting the Statue of Liberty is a summertime staple in the city. Not only does the trip include riding the ferry across the Hudson River, but purchasing a ticket to see the iconic figure also includes access to Ellis Island museum.
Times Square is possibly the most popular landmark in New York. From companies that have set up shop in the city's historic epicenter to major retailers offering New York-only specials, Times Square has a lot to offer.
Empire State Building
Currently the city's tallest building, the Empire State Building sits directly in the middle of midtown Manhattan. The building boasts two observatory levels with 360-degree views of the city as far as the eye can see. It is definitely a staple you cannot miss while visiting.
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