Our author Lisa brings us her tips how to enjoy your New York vacation on budget!
– BUY An UNLIMITED RIDE METROCARD: it lasts 7 days and it costs around 35$. You can do it in almost every station, at the ticket office or automatic machine, just sometimes credit cards don’t work so it’s better to have enough cash! You will save buying it if you do around 13 trips by subway. I recommend to travel by metro in the city, and the subway’s stations are someway fascinating. We stayed only 5 days so we gave the card to other tourist in order to let them using it for the last two days. I say “if you want to enjoy your New York vacation, unlimited metro card is a must-have”!
– WAKE UP EARLY to go up to the Empire State Building: go as soon as they open (take advantage of the jet lag if you can) and you won’t waste time on the queue. You can’t leave New York without visiting Empire State building during your vacation! With the day ticket you can also go up by night for free. Definitely do it, it’s amazing.
– GET A CITY PASS if you want to visit many attractions saving money. There are a lot of different types for any taste, it’s possible to book them online and then get them on the first attraction ticket office.
– HAVE DINNER IN THE QUEENS. Many different ethnic communities live there, so you can eat something different every night, just depending at which metro station you get off. But you just must taste New York on your vacation! Cheaper than Manhattan, you can find Argentinean, Greek, Moroccan, Mexican restaurants and many more. To get there, catch the line 7, it’s not under the ground so you can see the Queens from the window – it’s sooo American (sorry I’m European!)
– TAKE THE FERRY TO STATEN ISLAND: it departs every hour from Whitehall terminal and it’s for free! You’ll pass near Liberty Island and enjoy Manhattan skyline’s.
– Sit at a table in Bryant Park just looking around and feel a New Yorker!
Author: Lisa Egman
About: Currently student in Tourism Economics, i spend my free time exploring my neighbourhood or travelling around Europe. And i hope to do that as a job one day!