You may be surprised, but finding free things to do in New York is not that hard. You just have to look around and you’ll see them – parks, museums, galleries, cultural attractions are all waiting for you to explore. Many of them are free of charge, while others will let you without entrance ticket on particular days. We made a list with the Top 10 Free Things To Do In NYC that will make your trip more enjoyable!
#1 Visit Socrates Scuplture Park
Explore a different park in NYC. Socrates Scuplture Park is an open museum and public space where artists can create and exhibit sculptures and art installations.
#2 See MoMA’s Exhibition
Skip the pricey tickets and visit the Museum of Modern Art between 4 and 8 p.m. on Fridays for free.
#3 Go Kayaking
Take a 20-minute free kayaking tour by Downtown Boathouse in the Hudson river during the weekends.
#4 Tour the Brooklyn Brewery
Take a tour through the Brooklyn Brewery that has been producing the best beer in the state since 1988. You can go on a free tour Saturdays and Sundays.
#5 Visit Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
Visit the home of the only U.S. president that was born in New York City. The birthplace of the 26th U.S. President is also a National Historic Site.
#6 Explore Central Park
The iconic NYC park offers plenty of free outdoor activities and entertainment, but is also the perfect place for walk or picnic.
#7 Join a Studio Audience
Well, this is one of things that can make your trip to New York unforgettable. You can join the audience of some of the most popular television shows that are shot in NY and you can have a closer look at your favorite celebrities. If you’re lucky – you might be shown on TV. Our advice is to reserve a ticket online in advance.
#8 See The Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Explore the stunning gardens and exhibits of The Brooklyn Botanic Garden. On certain days of the week and additional dates it’s is free of charge for visitors.
#9 Visit The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Even in you’re not a fashion person, you’ll be amazed by this place. FIT hosts work from designers like Dior, Chanel, and Balenciaga and has enormous collection of shoes, clothing pieces and accessories and 30,000 textiles (dating back to the 5th century). The best part – it’s free all year round!
#10 Admire the New York City Library
Take a free tour around the New York City Public Library and admire its marvelous architecture.