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.
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Ride the Staten Island Ferry for free and see the iconic New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
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Bryant Park in Manhattan is famous for its free activities, from film screenings in summer to ice skating in winter.
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You can visit film and TV locations around NYC, such as Ghostbusters, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Seinfeld.
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Take a 1-hour free tour of the New York Public Library to see the library's highlights, rooms and exhibitions.
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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.
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For a unique cultural experiences, visit BRIC House in Brooklyn to see contemporary art and performances with free admission.
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Have a relaxing day away from downtown New York: Visit Coney Island Beach, Brighton Beach or Rockaway Beach for free.
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The American Folk Art Museum features a fascinating collection of traditional art from the 18th century to the present day. Book free tickets online.
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Have a picnic, go for a run, try birdwatching and take some classic New York pictures in Central Park.
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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.
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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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