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Budget Travel Advice for New York City

New York City might not be the first destination you think if when looking for somewhere budget-friendly to visit, but our advice will help you get the most out of your travel budget.
  1. New York City Hostels
  2. Restaurant Deals (5)
  3. Broadway Deals (3)

Visit New York City Museums for Free
Many New York City museums offer special hours and days when admission is free or pay-what-you-wish. Check out this list of NYC museums and when you can visit for free.

New York City Discounts for Travelers
Whether you're considering buying an attraction pass or looking for other ways to save in New York City, this article will help you find ways to stretch your travel budget.

Best Cheap Eats in New York City
Unless you're living on a limitless budget for your visit to New York City, you'll find it helpful to plan to have a few cheap meals during your trip. But just because you're trying to eat on the cheap, doesn't mean you shouldn't get to savor some of New York City's best food and restaurants!

Saving Money at NYC Spas
Want to include some rest and relaxation in your New York City visit? How about saving some money on your NYC spa treatments? These publications and websites offer you a chance to indulge at a NYC spa and save money at the same time!

Save on Performing Arts Tickets
Want to score discount tickets to Broadway, the Opera, the Ballet, or classical music performances in New York City? We've gathered the best ways to save on tickets to New York City's rich performing arts offerings.

New York Pass User's Guide
The New York Pass offers visitors access to over 40 popular attractions for a fixed price. We tried out the New York Pass and our analysis can help you decide whether it's a good choice for your vacation.

Meals for Under $5 in New York City
Enjoy delicious meals without breaking the bank with our list of great New York City meals for $5 or less. Save money and still dine on tasty food in New York City at these budget restaurants.

Should You Buy the New York City Entertainment Book?
Thinking about buying an Entertainment Book to save money in New York City? Our article will help you decide if it's a good value for your family or if there are better ways to save on your upcoming vacation.

Saving in New York City with Social Buying Sites
Budget-conscious travelers who don't mind making some plans in advance can use social buying sites like Groupon, Living Social and others to save on food, drink, entertainment and attractions in New York City. Find our helpful advice, as well as round-up of NYC-centric sites here.

Short-term Apartment Rentals in New York City
Renting an apartment in New York City can be a great choice for accommodations instead of of staying at a New York City hotel. These short-term apartment rentals in New York City will give you a taste of living in New York City while you visit.

(Student) Rush and Standing Room Only Broadway Tickets
Head to the box office to get these great bargains. See many productions (even popular ones) for under $30.

Save on Broadway Tickets at TKTS Booths
Pay as little as half-price for same-day tickets (and some matinees a day early) to popular Broadway and off-Broadway productions at New York City's three TKTS booths, including one in Brooklyn.

Broadway Bargains: Email Newsletters
These two free email newsletters offer subscribers significant discounts on advance tickets to Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway Productions. Find out more about them here.

Free Private Guided Tours from Big Apple Greeters
With a free guided tour of New York City from Big Apple Greeters, you can get a glimpse of New York City and learn how to ride the subway.

New York City Restaurant Week
For a week or more every Winter and Summer, some of New York City's finest restaurants offer a three-course meal for just $24.07. Read more about NYC Restaurant Week and find a restaurant to try.

New York Dining on a Budget
Budget Travel Guide Mark Kahler has some advice to help you save money while dining in New York City.

Cheap Bastards Guide to New York City: Book Review
From free food and wine to free classes and exercise, if you're a frequent New York City visitor or resident, this book offers a variety of free and affordable ways to experience the wealth of New York City.

Bargains Galore: New York City Travel Deals
Saving money just got easier with this helpful list of New York City travel deals.

Meals for Under $10 in New York City
Enjoy delicious meals without breaking the bank with our list of great New York City meals for $10 or less. Save money and still dine on tasty food in New York City at these budget restaurants.

New York Budget Hotel: The New Yorker Hotel
For about $100 per night, The New Yorker Hotel offers visitors bargain rates in an outstanding location.

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