New York is a dream travel destination for people from all over the world. Being a student, you’re young and restless, so you want to experience all the excitements of the city that never sleeps. However, Big Apple is quite a costly place for those who are surviving on money they get for part-time jobs. Here are five things you can do to save your money, but still have fun in New York.
How to Plan your Travel to New York
- Helicopter tour
The idea might sound quite pricey, but in reality New York helicopter rides are affordable and very popular among tourists. They can give you a breathtaking view of the city, and you will fall in love with it. This is an experience everyone should try.
New York is packed with museums and most of them offer great discounts for students. The top three museums you should visit are the Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. If you’re lucky, you might even have a chance to visit some museums completely free of charge and using only your student status.
- Walking tour
If you’re traveling on a shoestring budget and don’t want to have any expenses unless absolutely necessary, New York still has a lot to offer. All you need is a map and stamina to walk for the whole day because there is a lot to see in the city. You can plan your own route or use already designed maps for walking tours.
- Broadway show
The first thing that many people associate with New York is Broadway so don’t lose a chance to have this one of a kind experience. While Broadway tickets are quite costly, you might get one dirt-cheap if you buy it on the day of the premiere. That’s why it’s a good idea to ask around ticket booths for some cheap tickets because they often have some left over.
Not many students can afford staying at a posh New York hotel, but low-cost hostels are a great way out. If you’re traveling in a group of friends, you’ll be able to have a room for yourself and just share the kitchen area and bathroom with others. Hostels are the most affordable way of accommodation, and luckily, there are plenty of them in New York So use these summer break ideas, pack your backpack and head for new adventures to Big Apple!