New York City on the Cheap: The 50 Best Free Sites to Visit on Your Trip

Here's what you need to see in the Big Apple — and for the most part you can do it yourself, for free or cheap.

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Yes, New York City is expensive if you take taxis, eat at hot spots and buy prepackaged tours and high-priced event tickets. But it doesn’t have to be so costly. As a New York native, I’ve explored the city on countless occasions and I’m here to tell you that some of the best things you can do are free or almost free.

So, put away your wallet, and set out on your own. You’ll save a lot of cash and experience the city in a way that prepackaged tours can’t deliver. Here are 50 destinations to get you started:

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