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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Four Inexpensive Activities To Do in New York City

Four Inexpensive Activities in New York City

New York City is one of the most expensive cities on the East Coast. It may seem like all activities are costly ($36.99 for Madame Tussaud’s?!) and spending less than fifty dollars per day is impossible. Even the bare necessities seem expensive and unattainable in New York City. However, with some research New York City has many inexpensive or free activities for everyone.

1.       Strawberry Fields, Central Park

Strawberry Fields, located in Central Park, is the tribute to John Lennon. In the spring, Japanese Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom and they are gorgeous. The scenery of the cherry blossoms against the landscape of the city are absolutely breathtaking. The Imagine mosaic is opened all year long and there is a guitarist performing John Lennon favorites.

2.       Central Park

Central Park in general is a great place to hang out during the day. Whether it’s seeing the Mad Hatter statue or listening to musicians in the park or playing with sail boats in the pond, Central Park is relaxing.

3.       Brooklyn Bridge Park

While the city of Brooklyn is still working on different small parks, the parks that opened near the Brooklyn Bridge offers some great scenery to the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Some parks have carousells and playgrounds, which are perfect for children. There is a beach and it’s always nice to sit along the beach, toes in the water, and watch sail boats float along the skyline.

4.       Morbid Anatomy Museum

For only $12, you can see morbid figurines, the library, and whatever the display is for the season. It’s the smaller version of the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia.


  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    This is a useful guide for anybody considering a trip to New York. I remember you visiting those places last year and how much fun you had. $12 is a very reasonable admission fee to the Morbid Anatomy Museum and the three parks offer a variety of sights, locations for photo ops, sounds, smells and free entertainment and education.

    Thanks, dear friend Jessica, and have a happy Thursday!

    1. Hi Shady,

      Thank you. I kept Central Park broad because there are just so many things to do there that it appeals to everyone. If I go back in the summer, I want to swim in the pool there. Since my train was late in 2015, I didn't get a chance to explore that.

      NYC has a lot of charm and although the city is expensive, there are plenty of inexpensive (or free) things to do. Just have to do a lot of planning. :)

      I am planning my trip to Toronto - the one I started in October. When I book things, I'll be blogging about guides for that. I love planning, traveling, and blogging about those finds.

      Thank you, dear friend Shady, happy Thursday to you as well!