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Andres from Panama City, Panama asked

Top things to do that are free and not free in NYC?


I have a trip for a month to NYC between late may and late june. I would be at central park that is in the center of everything, have to study PMI for a month. 

Would love to eat great food in restaurants, go to opera, listen to jazz, take a drink or 2 drinks. Visit best touristic places in NYC and Brooklyn.

If you could give tips of great things to do would be great

All the best,


New York City (New York)

4 Answers
answered by
Rocio from Costa Rica

Hola Andres! Lucky you!!! Un mes es bastante tiempo para disfrutar de esta hermosa ciudad. Yo haria una lista diviendo la ciudad en "upper" y "lower" Manhattan (al menos eso es lo que he hecho y de esta manera saco mayor provecho del tiempo). Como vas a estar cerca de Central Park vale la pena caminarlo a profundidad y descubrir todos esos lugares hermosos iniciando por The Mall, un pasaje hermoso entre robles (olmos) que invita a continuar el recorrido hasta llegar a Bethesda Fountain, Central Park Zoo, The Pond, Central Park - Sheep Meadow, Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle, The Loeb Boathouse Central Park (mis favoritas). Puedes visitar tambien el The Metropolitan Museum of Art y el American Museum of Natural History.  Siempre en la parte baja de Manhattan me encanta caminar otros parques como el Madison Square Park, Flatiron District y el Brooklyn Bridge. Puedes seguir otro dia al famoso Chinatown New York y Little Italy donde podras disfrutar de una gastronomia exquisita. Muchas opciones deliciosas. El Washington Square Arch y High Line Park son dos imperdibles. Me encanta el ambiente y los restaurants en el Highline!!

En el Midtown Manhattan esta por supuesto Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building Observation Deck, Radio City Music Hally me encanta tambien tomarme un cafecito en el muy famoso Bryant Park. Cualquier show en el TS es excelente. Un imperdible es The Lion King, The Phantom Of The Opera pero por supuesto hay muchos otros donde escoger.

Lugares que te pueda recomendar para desayunar esta Le Pain Quotidien  o el Fresh & Co ambos muy cerquita del Central Park. Me gusta mucho Shake Shack en Madison Park es el major, pero los hay por todas partes! Te recomiendo para cenar el restaurante Maison y el The Irish Pub Buena comida y ambiente.

Se me escapan muchos lugares que he ido conociendo con el tiempo pero creo te he dado algunas sugerencias que creo te serviran. Muchas son free y otras no tan free pero todo en NYC es para disfrutar.

Enjoy the city!! Pura vida!!!

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Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Central Park (attraction)
  2. Bethesda Fountain (attraction)
  3. Central Park Zoo (attraction)
  4. The Pond (attraction)
  5. Central Park - Sheep Meadow (attraction)
  6. Strawberry Fields (attraction)
  7. Belvedere Castle (attraction)
  8. The Loeb Boathouse Central Park (restaurant)
  9. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (attraction)
  10. American Museum of Natural History (attraction)
  11. Madison Square Park (attraction)
  12. Flatiron District (neighborhood)
  13. Brooklyn Bridge (attraction)
  14. Chinatown New York (neighborhood)
  15. Little Italy (attraction)
  16. Washington Square Arch (attraction)
  17. High Line Park (attraction)
  18. Midtown Manhattan (neighborhood)
  19. Times Square (attraction)
  20. Rockefeller Center (attraction)
  21. Empire State Building Observation Deck (attraction)
  22. Radio City Music Hall (attraction)
  23. Bryant Park (attraction)
  24. The Lion King (attraction)
  25. The Phantom Of The Opera (attraction)
  26. Le Pain Quotidien (restaurant)
  27. Fresh & Co (restaurant)
  28. Shake Shack (restaurant)
  29. Maison (restaurant)
  30. The Irish Pub (attraction)
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answered by
Grace from New York City


  • Empire Hotel has Live Jazz on Monday Nights
  • ABC Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield. All concerts are free to the public and take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET. Information on how to attend a summer concert in Central Park can be found with the full line-up on
  • Brooklyn Brewery the brewery tour is free and you can buy 5 tokens for $20 to trade for beer
  • Walk on the High Line Park and cross the Brooklyn Bridge into Manahattan for a breathtaking view of downtown
  • Whispering arches outside Grand Central Oyster Bar 
  • Subscribe to the skint for free events and happenings in the city 

Not Free, but still worth it!

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Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Empire Hotel (hotel)
  2. Rumsey Playfield (attraction)
  3. Brooklyn Brewery (restaurant)
  4. High Line Park (attraction)
  5. Brooklyn Bridge (attraction)
  6. Grand Central Oyster Bar (restaurant)
  7. Lincoln Center (attraction)
  8. Hudson Hotel (hotel)
  9. Levain Bakery (restaurant)
  10. The Metropolitan Museum of Art (attraction)
  11. John's Pizzeria (restaurant)
  12. Roberta's (restaurant)
  13. EssaBagel (restaurant)
  14. Black Seed (restaurant)
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answered by
Breanna from Los Angeles

Since you're near Central Park, you have to go to Yakitori Totto - go when they open otherwise you'll have to wait for a seat. Oh, and if you run into Bourdain, be cool.Check the Summerstage calendar too - it's the venue IN Central Park and I think most of the concerts are free (double check that tho)!

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  2. Central Park (attraction)
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answered first by
Sarah from Paris

Hi Andres, 

There are already many tips on Trippy to enjoy your stay in NYC. But to be short : Rockefeller Center to admire the city of NYC on a sunny day, walk in Central Park (and sometimes there are dancers in the park), of course enjoy a night in Times Square and go to a musical, take the boat to Staten Island (New York) and admire The Statue of Liberty while cruising, have a burger, have a typical breakfast, etc.

If you want something more unsual and meet locals, there are many startups such as BubbleGlobe, Trip4real or Vayable offering you the opportunity to visit NYC in a unusual way with locals. They even might give you more tips to enjoy the city. 

Have a nice stay in NYC :)

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  1. Rockefeller Center (attraction)
  2. Central Park (attraction)
  3. Times Square (attraction)
  4. Staten Island (New York) (island)
  5. Statue of Liberty (attraction)
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