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15 FREE ACTIVITIES YOU SHOULDN’T MISS IN NEW YORK:

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It is well known that the Big Apple is one of the most expensive cities in the world, but do not be afraid, if you are having a hard time finding plans that do not trigger your budget here we bring you this post of free activities in New York.

1.GRAND CENTRAL WHISPER GALLERY:

Vault of the Gran Central Station
Grand Central Station.

Entering Grand Central is already an event that you should not miss. It’s the most famous station in New York, and that’s for a reason.

It appears in many movies, true, but they do not do it justice, because its bustling interior, and the enormity of the building are worth it.

But it is also that this station has an open secret, and it is its gallery of whispers.

In the commercial passage, among a crowd of people, and next to a bar where oysters are served, you will find a small hole in the wall, at the height of the mouth, which communicates with the wall in front, and in which, someone will hear what you want to say loud and clear, just by sticking your ear to the wall.

2.INVESTIGATE THE INSCRIPTIONS OF THE CENTRAL PARK BANKS:

Lake in Central Park
Central Park.

Strolling through Central Park is one of the great pleasures of the Big Apple, this park has as many mysteries as it does for miles.

For us, one of the most curious things was to discover that if you have enough money you can sponsor a Central Park bank. (If you consider it seriously, I have to tell you that from $ 10,000, you can put an inscription in one of them).

But the really curious thing is to spend a few minutes of the trip to read the inscriptions, because you will find everything, from birthday greetings, to hand requests.

3.WATCH A MOVIE WITH THE BEST VIEWS OF THE CITY:

Movies with a View in August, free in New York
Movies with a View in August.

This event only happens in summer, but if your visit coincides with this time, do not hesitate to take a look at the program because it is one of the most spectacular events you can do for free in New York.

Imagine a huge screen, the Manhattan skyline, and a handful of New Yorkers sitting on a hillside in Brooklyn’s Dumbo Park ready to enjoy a good movie.

All you will need in a blanket to sit on the floor, and a good picnic, since the movies are screened at dusk.

4.WATCH THE SUNSET FROM BATTERY PARK:

Monument in Battery Park
Monument in Battery Park

It is necessary to pass through this park to reach the Statue of Liberty, but this does not detract from the prominence of this small urban oasis.

Strolling along its colorful sidewalks will discover the beauty of the Hudson River, New Jersey, and why not the famous statue.

My recommendation is that you go at dusk, and wait for the sunset from one of its benches, because it is absolutely captivating, and as romantic as watching the sunset from the Empire State Building.

5.TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE STATUE OF ALICE FROM CENTRAL PARK:

Alice in Wonderland Monument in Central Park
Alice in Wonderland Monument in Central Park

Getting lost in the park’s trails is one of the favorite activities of all those who visit the City, but if these lead to monuments as impressive as Alicia’s, better than better.

It is one of those obligatory points, in which you will even have to wait to take a picture with the famous girl.

6.HAGGLING IN CHINATOWN:

Visiting SoHo is a refreshing experience, because it is different from the rest of New York, and it is the place where most visitors decide to acquire their souvenirs.

They are the cheapest in the City, we have to admit that, and you can also haggle in their shops.

In fact, nothing has a price, that’s because they almost never tell you the same amount twice, and if you tell them it’s expensive, they’ll ask you how much you want to pay.

In short, you will not only be able to walk through the most picturesque streets of the city, but also feel the excitement of finding a few bargains.

7.TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE MYTHICAL PEPSI-COLA POSTER:

Pepsi-Cola poster in Gantry Park, free in New York
Pepsi-Cola sign at Gantry Park

It is an icon of the city. It can be seen from the main rooftops, maybe that’s why, why many people don’t visit it, or maybe because it’s a bit far from the usual tours.

You can find it in Gantry Park, and if you are wondering, yes, visiting it is worth it.

The view of the skyline is spectacular, and the walk through the park will enchant you.

If you decide to go during the day you will be impressed with the environment, but if you go at night, what to tell you… it’s just dazzling. Another fantastic night activity to do for free in New York.

8.STROLL ALONG FIFTH AVENUE AT NIGHT:

This is a ritual you should not miss. Fifth Avenue is fascinating by day, but even more so by night.

Walking after ten implies that you will go practically alone (if you ever feel alone in New York), and you will be able to admire the shop windows.

This is one of those things that will leave you with your mouth open, and not only for what they expose, but for the way they do it. They come to create authentic parallel worlds that can only be enjoyed through glass.

9.ADMIRE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL JEWELS IN THE WORLD AT TIFFANYS:

Tiffany & Co
Tiffany & Co

What it implies… visit Fifth Avenue also by day. I know, it’s a bit overwhelming, there are people everywhere, huge bags, and unstoppable traffic, but if our destination is Tiffanys, it’s worth it.

The ground floor of this famous jewelry store houses some of the most beautiful and brilliant pieces in existence.

It is a delight for the senses, and if you are left wanting to show off one of their beautiful bags, on the third floor they have a jewelry section with more affordable prices.

On the other hand, on the top floor, you will find a café in which to regain strength.

10.VISIT THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF MAHAYANA:

Mahayana Buddhist Temple, free in New York
Mahayana Temple

It’s simply impressive. Not because the building is very well cared for, or because its figures have a great artistic value.

However, upon entering the temple you will immediately feel away from the noise and screaming outside.

You can see that they strive to maintain silence and harmony, and it is normal that you saw people praying, or even meditating. The most curious thing you can do for free in New York.

11.GIVE CENTRAL PARK SQUIRRELS NUTS:

Squirrel in Central Park. In the park you can enter for free in New York.
Squirrel in Central Park

Another of the fun plans to do for free in New York is to give nuts to the squirrels of Central Park. These friendly little animals are all over the park, and since they are used to being given nuts, they may even go out to meet you.

Spend a few minutes watching as they live outside the busy life of the Big Apple, they will reward you with funny moments, and picturesque photos.

You can even give them nuts, most of them are not afraid, they will take them by the hand.

12.VISIT FLATIRON:

Flatiron from the front
Flatiron from the front

To this day it remains an institution of New York architecture. And although its twenty-two floors make it a short building for the city of skyscrapers, your visit is a must.

Admiring it from the sidewalk in front is a pleasure that you can not miss, and is that its beauty is such that even great actresses of our history have felt jealous of the admiration that has awakened both in locals and visitors.

13.CROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE:

Brooklyn Bridge in the morning free in New York
Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday morning

Never has a bridge given so much to talk about. And it is that the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the prints that usually come to mind when someone names New York.

Although it is usually crowded with crowds that want to cross from one island to another, the magnificence of the Brooklyn Bridge is worth seeing.

My recommendation is that you go very early, or you will not be able to walk. And once on the other side, if you’re going from Manhattan, it’s worth strolling around Brooklyn.

14.MEMORIAL 9/11:

Waterfalls 9/11
Waterfalls 9/11

It is one of the saddest points of New York, and although you can not but admire its beauty, the reality is that it is overwhelming.

They are two huge waterfalls built in the hollow of the old Twin Towers.

Around, you can see the names of all the deceased. You may see white roses in some names, a rose is placed on what would have been his birthday.

15.FREE BOAT IN NEW YORK? STATEN ISLAND FERRY:

Staten Island Ferry, free in New York
Ferry de Staten Island

It is totally free, works twenty-four hours a day and offers incredible views of the Statue of Freedom.

It has enough regularity, and although you will see the Statue from afar, you will like the small walk along the Hudson.

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