Fiscal city guide: New York City

Visit New York City

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, 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.


Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn in NYC

Address: 63 West 35th Street, New York City, NY
Average rate per night: $250

414 Hotel

414 Hotel in NYC

Adress: 414 W 46th St, New York City, NY
Average rate per night: $230

The Jane

The Jane

Address: 113 Jane Street, New York City, NY
Average rate per night: $220

Central Park Hostel

Central Park , New York City

Address: 201 W 87TH Street, New York City, NY
Average rate per night: $116

Broadway Hotel & Hostel

Broadway Hotel and Hostel

Address: 230 West 101 Street, New York City, NY
Average rater per night: $98

Best mode of transportation:

MTA Subway system

Opening Of The New Hudson Yards Subway Station

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


Price: free

Visit the Museum of Modern Art

2016 Museum Of Modern Art Armory Party

Price: free on Friday nights from 4 pm to 8 pm.

Kayak at the Downtown Boathouse

Kayaking from the Downtown Boathouse, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Price: free, but you must sign a waiver.

Take a tour of the Brooklyn Brewery

SmallBiz Beer Economic Impact

Price: $15

Explore the Socrates Sculpture Park

Inside Socrates park (Astoria): Jason bailer Losh sculpture

Price: free

Check out the Brooklyn or the Queens Botanical Garden

24th The Holiday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden

Price: free

Sights to see:

Chrysler Building

New York City Exteriors And Landmarks

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.

Central Park

Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, New York City

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

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

Times Square, New York

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

Empire State Building at Sunset

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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19. Pattaya, Thailand: 6.4 million international visitors
18. Miami, Florida: 7.3 million international visitors
17. Phuket, Thailand: 8.1 million international visitors
16. Guangzhou, China: 8.2 million international visitors
15. Taipei, Taiwan: 8.6 million international visitors
14. Rome, Italy: 8.8 million international visitors
13. Seoul, South Korea: 9.4 million international visitors
12. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: 11.4 million international visitors
11. Antalya, Turkey: 11.5 million international visitors
10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 11.6 million international visitors
9. Istanbul, Turkey: 11.9 million international visitors
8. New York, New York: 12.2 million international visitors
7. Shenzhen, China: 13.1 million international visitors
6. Macau: 14.96 million international visitors
5. Paris, France: 14.97 million international visitors
4. Bangkok, Thailand: 16.2 million international visitors
3. Singapore: 17.1 million international visitors
2. London, England: 17. 4 million international visitors
1. Hong Kong: 27.8 million international visitors

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