Tips for a Budget Tip to New York City

Posted by on October 10, 2019

New York City is one of the destination cities that is part of the list of any traveler in the world. A chaotic place but with a magic that is perhaps explained by its cultural mix and its ceaseless movement.  Every year thousands of tourists go to NYC to visit the Big Apple, and many will believe that it is an expensive city, which is true, but also with numerous possibilities to travel to and explore it with little money. Here are some tips to visit New York, the capital of the world, on a budget.

Have strategy while picking accommodation

The first thing you should keep in mind when traveling to New York is that you have many options to find a place to stay, which does not necessarily need to be in the middle of Manhattan, where the costs of everything rise significantly.

With the city’s good transportation system, you can opt for alternatives in Queens, where you can access cheaper rental locations, with the possibility of reaching the heart of New York by train, in less than 30 minutes. Options like Airbnb continue to position themselves as ideal for travelers looking for a good combination between quality and price.


Public transportation is not cheap in New York City, a city that is often portrayed in Hollywood as being full of cabs. If you plan to move around a lot then cabs or public transport will prove more expensive than actually renting your own vehicle. It will also give you more freedom, so agencies like Miles Car Rental can be more budget friendly than other means of transport.

Let yourself be conquered by street food

New York has the possibility to offer you world-class restaurants, as well as street food everywhere. A good piece of pizza, a hot dog, Chinese, Cuban, Colombian food, the options are endless and visiting this city becomes the opportunity to discover new flavors and eat very economically.

Additionally, take advantage of the happy hour that restaurants and bars offer during the afternoon, with which you can enjoy 2×1 in meals and drinks.

Plan your daily route

In New York City you can walk all day, it is a city that is discovered walking and that has much to see in each of its streets. If you want to save money, plan your agenda so that you can spend the days in the same area, without having to take public transportation. As we mentioned earlier, if you want to explore the whole city, it will be more economic renting a car in New York, as you’ll be able to follow your own planned route and schedule with your own pace.

A good plan can be to visit Tribeca, Chinatown and Little Italy on the same day, a tour that can take you several hours and that will take you through some of the most charming places in the city.

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