Popular Destinations New
York On Any Budget
York City is a vacationer's paradise. True, it can be expensive, but even on a
limited budget you can have a great time, see all the sights, eat at exotic restaurants,
and still have enough money left over to take in a show.
The secret is to follow
the lead of the natives and stick close to downtown neighborhoods that offer the best value for the money:
Do you want
to see the Statue
of Liberty? You can wait on line for up to two hours to take
the ferry to Liberty Island for a hefty price, or get on the Staten Island
Ferry which runs about every twenty minutes and costs nothing
for a round trip. Yes, the Staten Island Ferry has been free for years. Upon arrival in Staten Island, have
your camera ready for some great shots of the New York skyline from the harbor...
and wave at Lady Liberty as you sail past her... Get a hot dog and soda at the snack
bar, and for under $10.00 you've had a great sightseeing adventure and lunch!
Believe it or not, you can spend a whole day enjoying Staten Island tourist attractions offering swimming, horseback riding, picnicking, cultural centers, parks and even a zoo.
back up to the South Street Seaport after your ferry ride and
discover Old New York. Here you can check out lots of free entertainment
in the form of street entertainers with food pushcarts everywhere
dispensing everything from pretzels to hot dogs to shish kebab. The area
also comes complete with modern day shops and restaurants. great for any seafood lover.
If fish isn't what you had in mind, the area also offers an array of
In the mood
for Italian? Head straight for Little Italy, which for all intents
and purposes has been relegated to one city block - Mulberry Street - lined with authentic Italian restaurants offering indoor and
outdoor dining al fresco at bargain prices.
Burritos at 113 Greenwich Avenue is a fun place to sample Mexican food and people
watch at the same time. With margaritas the price will be below $20.00 each for
healthy portions. The service and décor aren't the best in town, but it's
a fun place.
you want to sample real New York pizza try John's Pizzeria. Pizza
is a mainstay in the New Yorker's diet and the "best"
in New York is a hotly debated topic. The thin crust and brick
oven baking make this one of the main contenders. The original
downtown location at 278 Bleecker Street is in Greenwich Village.
There's also one at 48 W. 65th Street - a great place to find
an inexpensive meal in the Lincoln Center area.
Chinatown offers so many good, inexpensive places to eat that you can take
your pick. The hints are to look for the places where you see
locals eating or where you see a line forming. If you want a truly
oriental dining experience, try letting the waiter recommend a
specialty. Check the menu before you go in, some of the more popular
places can be expensive.
resources to cheap eats in New York:
New York Restaurant Guide
Open Table New York Restaurant Reservations Guide
also see ->
Ruth's Chris Steak House |
Le Parisien Bistro |
9th Avenue Food Festival
in New York | Macy's
Thanksgiving Day Parade