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New York City for Free

There's no denying that New York City can be a budget-busting destination. That's why it's especially important to include some of these fantastic free things on your New York City agenda.

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New York City's Best Free Attractions and Landmarks
Some of New York City's best attractions and landmarks are free to visit. With the expense of hotels, restaurants and more, visiting some free attractions and landmarks will help you make the most of your New York City travel budget.

Free Things To Do For Families in NYC
A family vacation in New York City isn't going to be free, but we've put together some great free things to do with your kids when you visit so you can stretch your travel budget further.

Be in the Audience at Your Favorite TV Show in New York City
Being in the studio audience at a show is free, but it will cost you some of your valuable vacation time. Find out what you should know about attending a taping, as well as tips and advice for getting both advance and standby tickets.

Visit New York City Children's Museums for Free
It's not cheap to visit New York City's fantastic children's museums, since you have to pay for every family member. Visit during these free and pay-what-you wish days/times to save money when you visit.

101 Free Things To Do In Manhattan: Part 1
This first installation of 25 free ideas includes a chance to see the naked cowboy in Times Square, monuments in Central Park, and even some free music and dance performances.

Free Boat Rides and Museums
Want to enjoy New York without spending a dime? Check out this feature that highlights some free options from boat rides to museums that will keep you entertained while you're visiting.

Free and Pay-What-You-Wish Days at New York City Museums
Many New York City museums have "suggested admission" policies or offer select days or evenings where visitors can get in free, our day-by-day guide makes it easy to figure out when you can visit different New York City museums for free.

Free Walking Tours in New York City
Want to explore New York City's neighborhoods with a guide for free? Check out these free guided walking tours of many New York City neighborhoods & parks.

Explore New York City with a Real New Yorker -- For Free!
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 use public transportation -- and it doesn't cost a dime!

Summer Concerts
From Bryant Park and Lincoln Center to Prospect and Central Parks, there are musical performances (many outdoors and many free) throughout the summer. Find a listing of many ongoing performances here.

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.

New York Public Library Visitors Guide
Planning to visit the New York Public Library while in New York City? This page has all the essential information for the New York Public Library, including hours, admission, exhibits and tours.

Free Bryant Park Summer Film Screenings
Every Monday night during the summer, you can see great films for free in Bryant Park. See our tips for seeing free films in Bryant Park and the schedule of free films.

Free Walking Tour of Grand Central Neighborhood with Justin Ferate
Every Friday at 12:30, you can learn about Grand Central from the entertaining and energetic Justin Ferate in his tour of Grand Central and the surrounding neighborhood. This free two-hour walking tour is full of history, and loaded with insider insight into the history of the neighborhood.

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