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Top 5 Things To Do in New York for $5 or Less!

A deal by , 26. Oct. 2016 8:49 pm

Ahoy Pirates, whether you're a local or a visitor we know that New York can be a little expensive at times, but the good new is now it doesn't have to be!

There are tons of cheap and free options in New York and we've found the best ones for you! From shows, to boat rides, to fabulous museums there is something for everyone and it won't set you back more than $5!


1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Met is a fantastic place to see some of the best modern and contemporary art collections in the world! There's so much to see and you will easily be able to spend few hours exploring the museum.

You might be thinking wait a minute doesn't The Met costs $25? This is actually just the price for entry if you book online. If you go to the museum and purchase your ticket at the counter the price is only a suggestion and patrons are invited to make a donation that they are comfortable with, so if for you thats $5 or less thats totally okay!

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2. Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry will take you on a 5 mile boat ride, lasting roughly 25 minutes, from St George on Staten Island to Whitehall Street in Downtown Manhattan. During the ride you'll be able to see the Statue of Liberty and get fantastic views of the New York Skyline!

The ferry runs on weekdays from 7am to 6.45pm and the best part is it's 100% free!

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3. Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre

If you love a good laugh then this is the place to you. Upright Citizens Brigade has locations in Chelsea and the East Village and put on comedy shows for just $5!

You'll be able to score tickets to see some of the hottest up and comers in comedy, and if your lucky catch a impromptu performance from a celebrity comic. Past celebrity drop-ins have included, Aziz Ansari, Kate McKinnon, Tina Fey and Ed Helms!

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4. Roosevelt Island Tramway

Take a ride on the only commuter cable car in North America! The journey over the East River to Manhattan or vice versa is just $2.75!

The trip is great if you're looking for great views and a unique way to get to Roosevelt Island. The fun doesn't stop at the tram, once you get to Roosevelt Island you will be able to use the free Red Bus service to get around the island and explore!

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5. Central Park

Stroll around Central park or pack a picnic and spend the day people watching. Visit the Belvedre Castle, the highest point in the park, its great for panoramic views and the perfect selfie! The park is awesome all year round, you can enjoy the sun in summer, experience the beautiful foliage in fall, and watch it transform into a winter wonderland during the colder months!

Its free to hang out in the park, you can also ride the Carousel for $3 or if you're after a little more guidance Tous4fun have you covered with a vast selection of awesome tours!

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Want to See It All?

For an easy way to get around New York book a ticket with Big Bus New York. Their hop on hop off system makes it quick and easy for you to explore the city and see the sites! Tickets start at just $44 for adults and $36 for kids, you can also get 20% by booking online!


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Top 5 Things To Do in New York for $5 or Less!