About the guide

Everyone's looking for a great value these days, and NYC.com proudly offers hundreds of tips on where to stay, places to visit, where to eat, and how to save money in this tight economy. Whether you're a road warrior, a world traveller, or a family s... more

Everyone's looking for a great value these days, and NYC.com proudly offers hundreds of tips on where to stay, places to visit, where to eat, and how to save money in this tight economy. Whether you're a road warrior, a world traveller, or a family seeking smart money-saving tips, our guide to visiting New York City on a budget has some sound advice for you. While we cover New York in greater depth throughout our Visitor Guide, this budget guide was designed specifically to help you maximize savings. After you check out the budget guide, do also visit our Getting Around section, full of useful information about how to get here and how to get from points A to B and everywhere in between. Bear in mind, the cheapest way to get here and away is via the world of regional bus lines. Backpacking the world and trying to stretch those dollars? Got three kids in tow? New York might not be one of the world's cheapest cities to visit, but you'll be surprised how many free or cheap attractions and events this incredible city has to offer. What's more, if you spend wisely, you can eat quite well here on a shoestring budget. While your biggest expense likely will be lodging, there are a fai... more

Everyone's looking for a great value these days, and NYC.com proudly offers hundreds of tips on where to stay, places to visit, where to eat, and how to save money in this tight economy. Whether you're a road warrior, a world traveller, or a family seeking smart money-saving tips, our guide to visiting New York City on a budget has some sound advice for you. While we cover New York in greater depth throughout our Visitor Guide, this budget guide was designed specifically to help you maximize savings.

After you check out the budget guide, do also visit our Getting Around section, full of useful information about how to get here and how to get from points A to B and everywhere in between. Bear in mind, the cheapest way to get here and away is via the world of regional bus lines.

Backpacking the world and trying to stretch those dollars? Got three kids in tow? New York might not be one of the world's cheapest cities to visit, but you'll be surprised how many free or cheap attractions and events this incredible city has to offer. What's more, if you spend wisely, you can eat quite well here on a shoestring budget. While your biggest expense likely will be lodging, there are a fair number of budget options.

We depend on visitors to tell us about their experiences, and your money-saving tips or useful information helps others navigate this great city. It takes less than a New York minute to register @ NYC.com. After signing up, be sure to click on User Reviews for the various sections of the budget guide to start sharing your tips with the world. Your fellow road warriors will be grateful!


Drag the street view to look around 360°.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate down the street and around the neighborhood!

Editorial Rating