Free things to do in New York City
Can you enjoy NYC for free? The city has some fun free outdoor activities and some great cultural institutions with free admission.
Ride the Staten Island Ferry for free and see the iconic New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Bryant Park in Manhattan is famous for its free activities, from film screenings in summer to ice skating in winter.
You can visit film and TV locations around NYC, such as Ghostbusters, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Seinfeld.
Take a 1-hour free tour of the New York Public Library to see the library's highlights, rooms and exhibitions.
Walk Across the famous Brooklyn Bridge, one of the the most instagrammable spots in NYC, and get an amazing view of the city's skyline.
For a unique cultural experiences, visit BRIC House in Brooklyn to see contemporary art and performances with free admission.
Have a relaxing day away from downtown New York: Visit Coney Island Beach, Brighton Beach or Rockaway Beach for free.
The American Folk Art Museum features a fascinating collection of traditional art from the 18th century to the present day. Book free tickets online.
Have a picnic, go for a run, try birdwatching and take some classic New York pictures in Central Park.
Take a free walking tour and see all the main attractions in 2-3 hours. If you enjoy the tour, tip the guide as much as you want.
The High Line is a public park in Manhattan that's free to visit. It features art and design exhibitions, gardens and performances.
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