Are you planning on escaping to the Big Apple? A cruise to the Statue of Liberty, a walk around Times Square, watch the sunset from the top of the Rockefeller building, tasting those pizzas and hot dogs… New York is truly one of a kind! Here at Civitatis we want to help you enjoy the best trip possible, by offering some advice on how you can visit NYC on a budget.
New York City Free Tour: Find your way around the city
If you’ve just arrived in the magnificent city of skyscrapers, then the best way to start exploring the city is with a free tour. You’ll start to get your bearings around one of the best cities in the world! Avenues running from east to west, and streets rising from south to north will be the first ‘rules’ you’ll learn. All accompanied by numerous historical explanations about the origins of New York, its rapid evolution and its most tragic moments – a must!
New York City Neighborhoods: The local guide
Do you want to get away from the island of Manhattan and visit neighborhoods such as the Bronx, Queens or Williamsburg? Get away from the crowded streets and find out how the locals live as you make your way around the famous neighbourhoods. You could even attend one of the famous masses led by a gospel choir? Check out our Contracts Tour + Gospel Mass, a unique way to get to know the most authentic and residential side of the city while on a budget!
New York City Explorer Pass: The most popular tourist card
A trip to NYC has to include climbing to the top of the Empire State Building, visiting the Top of the Rock observatory, contemplating the 9/11 Museum, stepping inside Madame Tussauds’ wax sculptures, ice skating in Bryant Park… and more!
The NYC Explorer Pass will save you money by visiting 3, 4, 5, 7 or 10 attractions, according to your preference! Depending on how long you’re in town and how you want to organise your trip you might also be interested in the New York Pass which works on a daily basis rather than by number of attractions.
New York Outlets: Treat yourself
Woodbury Common Premium is the name of the most famous outlets that New Yorkers go to in search of the best fashion bargains. Over 220 shops offer sales of up to 65% off your favourite brands. Make sure to leave some extra space in your suitcases so you can go back home with the best sale buys!
New York Views: The best terraces in the city
You can’t miss admiring the spectacular New York skyline at night while enjoying a cocktail at one of the city’s rooftop bars. If you want to find the places with the best views and save time waiting in line, the New York Rooftop Tour is a great option! Three drinks are included
EXTRA! More tips to save time and money
How can I save money in New York by using the city’s transport? Is it worth buying a one-week underground pass? Is it true that there is a free ferry that goes to the Statue of Liberty? Can I afford a dollar to enter a museum? All of these and more are answered in the New York guide created by Civitatis. A must read!