5 Fun things to do in NYC on a Budget by Geraldine Rivera

 So it’s true, you don’t need to be rich to have tons of fun in NYC. I always worried about not having any fun if I’m always working and in school but not only did I worry about not having a social life. I also worried about money! But then again, EVERYONE WORRIES ABOUT MONEY! It’s normal. And if you’re looking to have fun and still be on your budget then don’t stop reading! Here are the 5 best advice I can give to you.


1Free Kayaking in Chelsea, Pier 40

 Pier 40 offers walk up kayaking every weekend and holiday from 9AM until 6PM with the last boat going out at 5:30, and Thursday evenings from 5PM-7PM with the last boat going out at 6:30PM. Pier 40 offers has lockers, a changing room and shower and hose to rinse off with. Very fun to do with your family or friends. Also, it’s free! What more can you ask for.


2. High-line Park and Chelsea Art Galleries 

The High Line runs through three of Manhattan’s most dynamic neighborhoods: the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton. It’s very modern now but back then it use to be a train station. It’s a really cute park to go to especially on a date. Right next to the park are pretty cool walk-in galleries you can visit.


3. Be on TV and see your favorite talk-show host 

 There are surprisingly many TV shows you can attend. You get to see huge stars up close and people might even see you on TV! Here are just a few that you can go and get free tickets for: Anderson Live, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Dr. Oz Show, The Early Show, Good Morning America, The People’s Court, and much more.


4. Lots and lots of Museums

Many museums aren’t free but the ones that are aren’t too bad. Here are a list that are free: The Bronx Museum of the Arts, The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, National Museum of the American Indian, New York Transit Museum Annex & Store and much more. You can also visit the Brooklyn museum but it isn’t free, you can either pay for admission or donate money, however much you like, it can be a penny!


5. Brooklyn Brewery tour

Brooklyn Brewery hosts free tours every Saturday that start on the hour between 1 and 5pm—learn about the past, present and future of the company. (Under 21s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.) Afterward, grab a seat at one of the indoor picnic tables and (if you’re of age, of course) purchase beer tokens to sample some of the brewery’s wildly popular creations, among them Brooklyn Lager, which can be found not just in bars throughout New York but in 25 states and 20 countries.



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