6 Tips For Planning a Trip To New York On a Limited Budget

Going on a trip to New York is a wonderful opportunity to do all sorts of things in one of the most famous cities in the world.  However, it’s easy to find your expenses add up if you aren’t careful.

New York isn’t always the cheapest place, and if you’re not cautious, you could run out of money quickly.  However, if you know the right ways to save money, you can make a trip work for any budget. Here are some of the best tips for planning a trip to New York without breaking the bank.

Take Public Transportation

There’s no point in renting a car in New York City.  There’s so much traffic that you’ll either get into an accident or lose half of your vacation sitting in your car.

Instead, take the subway.  You’ll get around much faster for a fraction of the price.  Otherwise, plenty of New Yorkers find that getting around by foot is even easier.

Buy a Tourist Pass

You can buy a tourist pass even before arriving in New York.  There are a variety of different options available that you can choose from. Passes include discounted prices for many different locations and even free entry into some events.

The kind of activities you’re interested in will determine the best pass for you personally.  

Check Groupon

Groupon is a fantastic way to save money in all sorts of locations.  You can find discounted meals, attractions, and even cruises.  It’s worth taking a look at what’s available before and after you arrive.

Check Out The Free Museums

There plenty of museums in New York which offer visitors entry completely free of charge.  

Museum of Modern Art, for example, offers free entry every Friday in New York.  While other museums, although they may not advertise it, are donation based.

Pay whatever you can, and save the rest.  If you’re traveling with your family, this can be especially beneficial for saving money.

Map Out Cheap Eats

New York has all sorts of great spots with fantastic food for a low price.  Any kind of food that you can think of, New York has it. You might want to consider doing your research ahead of time and mapping out where you’ll eat each night.

Just make sure you tip enough, or you could find yourself being chased down the street by an angry waiter.  Anything is possible in New York!

Stay in a Cheap Hotel

Believe it or not, it’s totally possible to stay in New York for less than $100 a night.   They are perfectly clean and comfortable hotels in fine locations. Yes, it’s true!

There aren’t many hostels in New York compared to some other places in the world, but there are still a few.  

By putting these tips together and planning carefully you can have a fantastic trip without going broke.

Krissy Georgiadis

Written by Krissy Georgiadis

Law graduate and wanderlust sufferer. I like rum and beaches.