New York City is more than a concrete jungle, and it has a wide range of attractive places that visitors to this lively city can enjoy. You also don’t have to spend a small fortune to enjoy yourself there either, since the city has a whole lot to offer. And you can be sure some of the attractions below will ring a few bells.
- Central Park: Central Park is the most famous park in New York and is free to visit. There’s a variety of statues and wildlife. You’ll be particularly surprised to learn that, if you’re lucky, you can catch a bald eagle roaming roam the sky over Central Park. Meanwhile, Strawberry Fields, which includes an Imagine mosaic, will be of interest to fans of Beatles legend John Lennon.
- The National Museum of the American Indian: Over a million items are housed in this museum that celebrates American Indian culture. Entry is free to this museum, one of the most impressive American Indian-related museums in the whole of the United States.
- New York’s Entertainment Hub — Madison Square Garden: One of the great entertainment venues of New York City, Madison Square Garden offers a wide variety of family friendly entertainment. Wrestling, boxing, basketball, ice hockey, baseball, tennis and music concerts are among the events this indoor arena hosts.
- The Staten Island Ferry: The Staten Island Ferry is used by around 20 million passengers during the course of the year — helped by the fact that it’s also free. Taking passengers from Staten Island to Manhattan and back again, the Ferry is the Eastern Seaboard’s most popular free attraction and has been so for many years.
- It’s in the timing!: Believe it or not, a lot of New York’s finest attractions can be visited for free at certain times of the day. These include the following:
- Museum of Modern Art (Fridays between 4 and 8pm)
- Museum of the Moving Image (also free on Fridays between 4 and 8pm)
- New York Botanical Garden (free all day on Wednesdays, and from 9 to 10am on Saturdays)
- Brooklyn Botanic Garden (free all day Tuesdays, and on Saturdays from 10am to noon)
- Brooklyn Museum is free to visit on the first Saturday of each month, and also is a bit of a party with wine flowing and music playing!
New York City sure is an entertaining place. Boredom simply isn’t an option. All the fun you can handle is!