10 Best cheap and free things to do in manhattan



Manhattan is one of the chief counties of New York City. It is the home of many powerful businesses, companies, and banks. The famous Wall Street is also located in the Manhattan County of the city. On the Wall Street headquarters of several powerful companies are located, such as US Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase, and a few others. Beside the Wall Street, there are other different locations where the offices of powerful companies are located in the Manhattan. Besides that, there are many beautiful hotels, parks, and public square where people can spend their time. Traveling in Manhattan could be expensive for foreigners. If you carefully plan your budget and trip, you can visit several sites in the city with only a few dollars of money.

Free places to travel in Manhattan, New York City

While traveling in Manhattan, there are several places to go free without paying a single penny. There are also few where you can spend a few bucks to enjoy your daily tour of the city. Today, I will share with you some of the best places to go freely in Manhattan, and somewhere you have to pay a few pennies.

  1. Wall Street tour

    A walk around the Wall Street will be a great start of your tour of Manhattan City. You can see several companies’ headquarters. This trip can be done on your own feet, without need of a vehicle. Walk on your own or hire a guide, but that will cost money. Spend a few minutes or hours here or move to the next destination of your tour.Location: 0.7 miles from Broadway to South street, Financial district, Lower Manhattan.
  2. Federal Hall

    Federal Hall is located just a few minutes away from the Wall Street. There is no entry fee for touring the building.Location: 26 Wall St, New York, NY 10005, USA
  3. Chelsea galleries 

    Tour to Chelsea galleries is free of charge. People will only be charged if they buy an art piece from the galleries. Four famous Chelsea galleries include, David Zwirner gallery, Rubin museum of arts, Luhring Augustine gallery, and Chelsea art museumLocation: 203 W 58th St, Manhattan, New York

  4. Central Park 

    Travel in Central Park is free and fun. You can enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of New York City street life. At the central park held events of different types including music, public gathering, and celebrations. It also has quite a history as the famous star John Lennon was killed in 1980 in this park. Movie, catcher in the Rye, was also filmed in this park.

  5. City Hall 

    It is the official home of New York City government. Architecture, rooms, and the park of the building deserve a few hours of your tour. Picture the building, take selfies, or take some rest in the park of the city hall. Tours to the city hall should be reserved in advance.

  6. Fashion institute of technology museum 

    If you are a fashion geek, the Fashion institute of technology museum will attract you. The museum features a huge collection of fashion product by the students of the institute. A great historical collection of fashion, dating back to the previous century, is also displayed at the museum.

    227 W 27th St, New York, Manhattan

  7. Forbes Collection 

    The Forbes collection includes the personal collection of Forbes late founder, Malcolm Forbes. It includes toy soldiers and gold medals from many winners of the Olympics. You can also enjoy seeing the version of different Monopoly boards at the Forbes collection building.

    Location: 62 Fifth Avenue at 12th St, Greenwich Village.

  8. Governor’s Island 

    The ferry tour to the Governor’s Island is free of charge for people under 13 years of age. If you are more than 13 years of age, you have to pay 1$ or 2$ fee, which is quite affordable for anyone. Ferry only operates at weekends. There are many things you can do on the island such as biking, sightseeing, kids fun, arts, and history lessons.

  9. High Line 

    High Line is a public park and entering public parks would not cost you a single penny. The park is built on an abandon rail road flying on the Manhattan County, New York City. People can enjoy sightseeing, food, and serene atmosphere of the high line park.

  10. Hispanic Society Museum & Library 

    Hispanic museum and library has the largest collection of Spanish art in the New York City. People can spend some time to learn the art, culture, and history Spain and other countries of the Iberian Peninsula. Art from Francisco de Goya, Jose Augustin, Ruth Matilda, Diego Velazquez, and a few other artists are featured in the museum.

  11. New York Public Library 

    Get your hands occupied by the great number of books in the New York Public Library. Every kind of book that you want to study is available at the library. The library will also feature you collection of Native American arts and crafts. So there is a lot that you can discover in this great library.

  12. Brooklyn Museum 

    Brooklyn Museum of arts and culture is located on the 200 Eastern Parkway, Washington Ave, Prospect height, Brooklyn. It has a large collection of painting, sculptures, books, and other pieces that people can see during their tour. For more information, you visit their official website.

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