If you’re one of those lucky people who live in Manhattan, or have the opportunity to spend some time on this glorious piece of land where everywhere you look at draws you in and hypnotizes you immediately, but on the other hand screams ‘expensive’, you don’t need to worry that much since not every kind of entertainment requires spending too much money. Just sit back and read the following article. Here you will find out some of the endless possibilities for cheap fun you can have in Manhattan!
Get yourself informed first
Before traveling to a new place, it’s always good to know something about it, and what to expect from it. So, let’s see.
Manhattan. The most famous borough in New York and the world, tucked among the remaining boroughs – Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island, taking their glory away with its magnificence. According to many, Manhattan is the center of the Universe where all diversities meet in the form of religion, nationality, styles, fashion, etc., and somehow make a perfect cohesion forming a total uniqueness that makes sense only here. The good time is guaranteed in Manhattan!
Plan according to Time You have got
If you’re currently living in Manhattan, you’ll probably have more time at your disposal to plan activities on this island. If, however, you’re just visiting, then you need a little bit of preparation ahead of your arrival. The important thing is not to lose time, for the fast pace of the City can consume you. The good news is that Manhattan is alive 24/7 which means that every hour can be your happy hour. Think about what would make you happy the most and act accordingly. Depending on a type of person you are, we in Manhattan Movers offer you a wide selection of places to visit and various activities you can enroll in, at affordable prices, or even no money at all! Cheap fun you can have in Manhattan could be just around the corner.
If you’re in a group of people visiting the island, that means you have limited time to stay here. One of the smartest things you can do is search around the nearest places from your accommodation. Every street in Manhattan is a story for itself, from which you can create the best adventure of your life.
Set up a budget
Now, we mentioned before you can spend a great time in Manhattan at a very affordable price. And for that, you won’t need to open that chest of gold you’ve been saving your whole life. However, we still recommend you to set a rough budget in case of any unforeseen circumstances and in order to enjoy the best in all the cheap fun you can have in Manhattan. Think about how much you have planned to spend according to a number of days you will be staying here. And we can help you select the kind of fun that best suits you.
So, here we go…
Admirers of cultural content
Do you recognize yourself as a fan of a good, quality cultural program? You’ve come to a right place. Manhattan is home to some of the finest museums, galleries, theaters this Earth has to offer. New York City offers special IDNYC cards that provides you many benefits, such as ticket discounts for museums and institutions of culture, various sports events like college basketball, boxing, etc.
Also, you can check out free museum days, one among these being the Whitney Museum of Art where you can see collections of American Art during the 20th century. Or, if you prefer modern art, do pay a visit to Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), which always offers free tickets on Friday from 4-8 pm. Here you can find some of the most exceptional pieces of art by Van Gogh and Picasso.
Walk in Central Park
Cheap fun you can have in Manhattan can be found right here, for walking is free. It is impossible to explore this green oasis in the center of the island in one day. The beauty of it lies in its ability to mesmerize you with every next visit. Feel free to wander around the many paths, over the bridges and lakes while discovering your favorite spot. Or coming across some famous sites, unless you stumble upon some of the big circular fountains and you think you’ve discovered the fountain from the opening credits of ‘Friends’. Sorry folks to disappoint you, but it ain’t there. But feel free to gaze upon the beauty of Belvedere Castle which is almost 150 years old.
Kayak for free
During the months from May to mid-September, you can enjoy some kayaking for free on Pier 96 in Downtown Boathouse. With it, they offer you lockers to store your belongings, bike locks, and sunscreen to get protected from getting sunburned.
Free movie projections
Another cheap fun you can have in Manhattan is between the rows of seats. If you’re into movies, you can have the opportunity to enjoy watching some free of charge. Grab the popcorns and head to Bryant Park located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and 40th and 42nd streets in Midtown Manhattan. Their last showings are until early September.
NY Public Library
Who thought a library could be a place connected with fun and entertainment? Well in this grandiose building, which dates back more than a century ago, you can attend free exhibits during which you can see a copy of the original Declaration of Independence, antique maps, and many more. Exhibitions are at 11 am and 2 pm from Monday to Saturday, and 2 pm on Sunday, except during summer time when it’s closed.
How about late night jazz delight nearby Central Park in Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola located at Lincoln Center? The performance starts after 11 p.m, and on Tuesday and Wednesday nights you can let go to the mellow, sultry, deep, hot sounds of a sax for just $5.
After a tiring roaming around the Manhattan streets, come by Tasty Dumpling on Mulberry Street and Vanessa’s Dumpling House on Eldridge Street, where you can eat some of the most delicious dumplings in the City for just 50 cents each. Or if you’re more a pizza fan, you can easily find a slice of a classic one for just a dollar in many of 2 Bros Pizza restaurants across Manhattan.
And there you go, just some cheap fun you can have in Manhattan. Bon appetit and have fun