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Top 5 Must-See Activities in New York

These are the most famous New York tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:


Free Things To Do In New York

New York is one of the most visited cities in the world and that is for a good reason. The city is home to some of the most beautiful sights and attractions in the world, which caters to all kinds of travellers. For those who are trying to save money, the best way to enjoy the city is to check out the many cheap things to do in New York. By simply exploring the city streets at night, you’ll come across various street performers that are truly entertaining to watch!

It’s a known fact that New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Thankfully, there are plenty of free things to do in New York that you can take advantage of. If you want to learn about the city’s culture and history, make sure you visit the free museums in New York. There are also a number of free attractions in New York that are truly worth a visit. Among these are the Central Park, the Federal Hall, City Hall, Governor’s Island, and many more!

What’s great about visiting New York is that there are lots of exciting things to do regardless of the season. For instance, one of the free things to do in New York this summer is to explore the Central Park, where you can enjoy the good weather and perhaps, have picnic! If you’re traveling with kids, one of the free things to do in New York with kids is to explore the Times Square, where you’ll find lots of exciting activities and street performances.

So if you’re planning for a budget trip to New York, then check out these free things to do in New York.

Free Attractions in New York

Top Rated New York Attractions

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Times Square

Times Square is a focal point of New York City. The bright lights and vibrancy epitomise the rise of New York’s popular culture. The area was originally owned by John Morin Scott, who served George Washington in New York’s militia during the American Revolution. The value of the land first became apparent when John Jacob Astor began to sell plots it to new hotels and other real estate, as the city’s growth spread this far uptown. The...

Skip the Line KGB Espionage Museum Ticket

clock Duration: 60 to 180
  • This is an opportunity to view and learn about the largest KGB espionage objects from the Soviet.
  • You will explore and interact with original and authentic artifacts and experience the life of a spy in the soviet era.
  • See KGB artifacts collection that have never been viewed before
  • Get to understand the secrets
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Central Park

Centrally located in Manhattan New York City, Central Park has been offering public recreational space since 1857. Now spanning 840 acres of city owned land, it is the most visited urban park in the whole of America with around 35 million visitors annually. In 1962, Central Park became a designated National Historic Landmark and is currently looked after by the Central Park Conservancy. The area has played host to many stellar events over the...

NYC Combo: Statue of Liberty Cruise, St Patrick's Cathedral & Moma entrance

clock Duration: 3 to 6 hou
  • A sight viewing bus tour around New York City
  • Lunch and dinner reserved with a ferry cruise as well
  • Visit the statue of liberty with the reserved tickets
  • An audio narration of the history of New York’s main historical sites
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City Hall

Centrally situated in City Hall Park, City Hall is the oldest of its kind in the whole of America. Built between 1810 and 1812, it is recorded as a National Historic Landmark and is included on the National Register of Historic Places. It contains both the office of the Mayor of New York City and the chambers of the New York City Council. Numerous presidents have passed through the walls of New York City Hall and to this day George...

Whitney Museum of American Art Admission Ticket

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • This is a ticket that gives you access to some of the finest American Art domiciled in Whitney Museum
  • Enjoy an exceptional artistic experience from a premier collection of artistic works
  • Enjoy a creative exhibition of valuable and influential American art
  • Sample more than 350 works of art
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Federal Hall

The Federal Hall in New York has played an important role in the history of the United States of America. The building itself was built in 1700, a mere 74 years after the land was purchased from the Native Americans by Dutch colonies. The Federal Hall was the location where George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States. This was also the place where the United States Bill of Rights was introduced to congress....

New York Botanical Garden Ticket

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • A pre-booked ticket lets you visit the best outdoor attraction in New York without queueing to buy your entrance ticket.
  • A fantastic opportunity to take a break from New York's busy city centre and get a breath of fresh air.
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Brooklyn Brewery Tour

Take a free guided tour of Williamsburg's Brooklyn Brewery and see where the borough's craft beer revolution started, this being one of the city's first post-prohibition craft breweries. Learn how the hops are made and the history of the company that started out as a 1-man home micro brewery before expanding into the success that you see today.

You can also visit the taproom after the tour to try some of the craft beers but there is a...

The Museum of Modern Art Admission Ticket

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • This is one of the best art galleries in New York for contemporary and conceptual art.
  • This is a fast track entrance ticket which you can use to make the most of your visit the Museum of Modern Art and to make the most of your time in New York City.
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Governors Island

The small land space of Governors Island played an important role in New York’s colonial history. Even before European colonies settled in the area, the Native Americans held the island in high regard. They referred to it as ‘Paggank’ which translates as ‘Nut Island’ because of its number of oak and chestnut trees. During the American Revolution, the island was fortified and used by both American revolutionaries and British...

Empire State Building General & Skip-the-Line Tickets

clock Duration: 45 minutes
  • It is a journey to the observation platform of the Empire State Building, which offers great views.
  • An opportunity to see two interesting exhibitions.
  • See top attractions of the Big Apple from a great perspective.
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Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

clock Duration: 1 hour 15
  • The tour of Madison Square Garden unfolds celebrated sporting and cultural events that took place here in the past.
  • By means of interactive content, you will learn the behind-the-scenes secrets of the big arena.
  • The tour guide introduces the history of one of the most famous sporting venues in the world.
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Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • A great opportunity to observe New York from the highest observation platform in the world's western hemisphere.
  • A chance to examine not only New York City from up high, but also its surrounding area.
  • The complimentary exhibition takes visitors through various stages of New York's development.
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Museum of the City of New York General Admission Ticket

clock Duration: 30 to 120
  • The Museum of the City of New York fosters understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future. Housed in a newly renovated 1932 Georgian Colonial-Revival building, the Museum is located at the...read more

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • An introductory tour of one of the biggest attractions of New York and a chance to learn the history of immigration in New York.
  • A visit to places offering great views of the city's skyline.
  • The tour takes you to a few museums.
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9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island Tour

clock Duration: 4 hours 30
  • This is a 4.5 hours tour of Ellis Island, Liberty Statue, and 9/11 Memorial with the help of a guide
  • It is an opportunity to beat hectic crowds to remarkable landmarks via early departure tickets
  • Your guide will enlighten you about the landmarks and NY with your all inclusive admission ticket
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Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Battery Park: Skip-the-Line Tour

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • This is a tour that takes place at Battery Park in the southern part of Manhattan.
  • After the guided tour revealing places of interest in the park, the self-guided tour of Liberty and Ellis Islands takes place.
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty and the Immigration Museum.
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Champagne Brunch Sail in New York City

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Champagne Brunch is a twist to the dated tradition New York brunch
  • Enjoy a brunch serving of bagels, cheese, meats, and soft or drinks as you make a way around the city waters
  • The cruise capacity is 40 people to ensure there’s plenty of room for every one
  • Beer, cocktails, wine and soft drinks are
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