New York: The City of a Thousand Budget-Friendly Dreams
There is nothing like experiencing America. No matter where you are from and no matter how you live your life, going to the US and feeling the American Dream on your own skin can be a life-changing experience. And what better place to start with than the Big Apple?
A city that almost literally touches the skies and a city where dreams come true – this is how you can describe, in short, the great city of New York. Yet, many people feel that they will never get to visit it simply because they think it is very expensive. Yes, NYC is not the cheapest city out there – but it is one that can become a budget-friendly destination nonetheless. Here are some of the best tips on how to keep your New York trip under control when it comes to your finances:
Book Your Flight Early
If you don’t live in the US, then you probably find it the most expensive to actually get there. A trip from Europe to the United States can, indeed, cost a lot of money. However, if you plan ahead and book early, you stand a very good chance of saving important sums of money on your plane ticket. So, sit down and plan your trip for the next year because the Big Apple will be waiting for you.
Choose Your Accommodation Wisely
In a city such as NY, it is impossible not to find the right accommodation for your budget. From luxurious hotels to hostels, there is something for just about anyone. And, same as with the plane tickets, if you book early, you can actually save a lot of money. All it takes is some organization and a bit of planning ahead and you can soon see yourself stepping on the 5th Avenue, window-shopping at Tiffany’s and taking a walk in the Central Park with a bagel in your right hand.
Free and Low-Cost Things to Do
Many people think that seeing anything in New York will be outrageously expensive. Again, there are many expensive things to do and see in the Big Apple, but that does not necessarily mean that you will not be able to do anything if your budget is a bit more restricted.
In fact, New York is so culturally rich that there is almost no chance at all that you will not find something to do that does not cost much – or even anything at all. Before leaving, do check out some free activities organized in the city. You will find that there are many museums that open their doors for free on certain days, many associations that screen movies for free and many touristic attractions that cost nothing at all to visit.