It’s not new to anybody that our economy is still in pretty bad shape. But who says that we have to stop doing fun things and going fun places just because of the economy? Take New York for example. You might think prices are too high there to go and have some fun, but in reality you can enjoy a nice trip there even on a limited budget. There are enough attractions in New York that are cheap or even free that you could make it work.
It doesn’t cost anything to take a picture of, making a painting of, or just to start at the Statue of Liberty. But if you want to see it the way it’s supposed to be seen, you should consider taking the Staten Island Ferry to go see it.
Then there is ground zero, where the two World Trade Center Towers once stood. On that site today, you will find ongoing construction for a new building called the Freedom Tower, as well as a memorial of that fateful day in 2001.
In the middle of Avenue of the Americas and 5th Avenue, you will see one of the most famous and historical attractions in New York: the Rockefeller Center. This building was constructed in the thirties and is home to a number of shops, eating establishments and even has an ice rink.
For a real treat, make it a point to see the outside of the New York Stock Exchange, which is literally the embodiment of capitalism. As the icing on that cake, visit the place where our first president George Washington was officially sworn in for the first time.
Some museums in New York are free of charge during certain days, such as the Museum of Modern Art on Fridays at 4pm to 8pm, the Museum of the City of New York on Sundays from 10am until midday and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has not entrance fee any day of the week.
To get away from the noisy city environment, take a step into Central Park, New York’s 843 acre park. There are boating lakes, a zoo, ice skating rinks, and a swimming pool for your enjoyment. Or you can also stroll past such high end stores as Sak’s Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Company, or Bergdorf Goodman for a look at the latest designs.
Make a final stop at sites such as the Empire State Building skyscraper or Times Square which is famous for its New Year’s Eve festivities. You could take a trip to Long Island if you wish to take in the beauty of the city. That of course would be one of the many free or inexpensive attractions in New York, which are all equally impressive to witness.
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August 18 2009 03:56 am | Vacations