New York can be an expensive place to visit since it offers a lot of attractions. But it should not be the case. You can still have fun not only by visiting parks and bike paths but actually visiting famous places for free.
You can start by visiting the African Burial Park in Lower Manhattan. The place was discovered by construction crews when a project accidentally uncovered more than 400 caskets of African slaves. The place is a great way to discover New York’s history and the center offers stories of African-American past.
The ferry to Governor’s Island is free which gives you access to its mini golf course, picnic areas and bike paths. There’s also a ghost town located at Nolan Park and it offers several military sites. Ferries can be found on Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan.
The Grant’s Tomb of General Ulysses S Grant is a modern version of the Mausolus’ tomb. The Mausolus’ tomb located in Halicarnassus is one of the 7 Wonders of the World. You can see the Grant’s tomb at Morningside Heights between Riverside Drive and 122nd Street.
New York’s City Hall where Abraham Lincoln’s coffin was laid briefly offers tours for tourists for free. The City Hall faces the Brooklyn Bridge and in order for you to get a free tour, you must do a reservation in advance.
Chelsea galleries between the 10th and the 11th Avenue are always open for visitors. You don’t really need to buy the works of art inside. You can also get free wine when you come there at 8pm on Thursdays.
Central Park is home to a lot of famous Manhattan statues and events. You can visit the place where John Lennon was killed. You can also get to see free sites and statues including the Strawberry Fields.
There are still a lot of places in New York that you can enjoy without spending a single cent. You can ask the concierges in your hotel or ask your tour guides for other places that you can explore for free.