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New York City on a budget

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New York City on a budget
Traveling on a budget? Check out these free or low-cost attractions.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Governor's Island
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Governor's Island

Governor's Island is a fabulous NYC experience that is unique and rather  "un NYC"  It provides an experience that is off the beaten path, is fresh... more »

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Union Square
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Union Square

Union Square has a year-round greenmarket, where you can sample goods from local farmers. It also has several playgrounds, a lively holiday market, and benches where you can watch a slice of New York go by.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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9/11 Memorial
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9/11 Memorial

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11 Memorial Museum tells the story of the events of 9/11 through artifacts that range in scale from the monumental to the intimate, as well as through first-person accounts and multimedia displays. The 9/11 Memorial... More

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a place of remembrance honoring those who perished in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The 9/11 Memorial Museum tells the story of the events of 9/11 through artifacts that range in scale from the monumental to the intimate, as well as through first-person accounts and multimedia displays. The 9/11 Memorial consists of two massive pools set within the original footprints of the Twin Towers with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down their sides. The nearly 3,000 names of the men, women, and children killed in the attacks are inscribed into bronze parapets surrounding the twin Memorial pools. This national tribute, located at the heart of the World Trade Center, also gives visitors the unique opportunity to witness the rebuilding taking place around them-including the construction of 1 World Trade Center, which is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Open Daily. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Brooklyn Flea Market - Williamsburg
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Brooklyn Flea Market - Williamsburg

The Flea has expanded to a new site along the Brooklyn waterfront. Located between North 11th and North 12th Streets just North of East River State Park, the Sunday Flea features the same mix of vintage, antique, handmade, and food vendors as Fort Greene, and located in prime Williamsburg.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Abyssinian Baptist Church
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Abyssinian Baptist Church

One of the churches in Harlem where inspiring gospel music is an integral part of the sermon.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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National Museum of the American Indian
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National Museum of the American Indian

The New York branch of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian serves as an exhibition and education facility in New York City. Exhibitions and public programs explore the diversity of the Native peoples of the Americas and the strength and continuity of their cultures from the earliest times to the present. Public programs present Native people from North... More

The New York branch of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian serves as an exhibition and education facility in New York City. Exhibitions and public programs explore the diversity of the Native peoples of the Americas and the strength and continuity of their cultures from the earliest times to the present. Public programs present Native people from North, Central, and South America. Program participants share first-person accounts of their heritage and experiences. The museum is located on the first two floors of the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in lower Manhattan. The museum is open seven days a week. Admission is free. Less

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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