New York City is one of the most expensive cities to live in or visit in the United States, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of cheap or no-cost ways to have a good time in the Big Apple. Here are the best free things to do in New York City.
Taste the local suds at the Brooklyn Brewery taproom in Williamsburg. You can purchase affordable tokens to sample the wares or take a tour to find out how the hops come to be. Free tours (limited to 40 people) run every half hour from 1pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, but beware, there are long lines to get in on nice days.
Check out some of the famous locations seen in movies and TV shows featuring New York City. It doesn’t cost a penny to pose for a photo or selfie outside Hook & Ladder 8 (14 N. Moore Street), which was home to the comedic parapsychologist trio in Ghostbusters (1984) or to see Holly Golightly’s brownstone apartment (169 E. 71st Street) from Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961).
Michael LoRé contributed additional reporting to this article.