Six Free Fun Things You Can Do in NYC

Central Park

You can also row around Central Park for a few bucks.

You can row around Central Park for a fun workout and some pretty sights (this costs a few bucks).

Though the majority of parks are free to visit, most aren’t Manhattan’s famed Central Park. Originally designed in the 1860s to boost real-estate value uptown, it’s filled with beautiful sites such as Strawberry fields, the “Imagine” mosaic, statues, free events, and of course, people-watching.

The High Line

A friend and I up on the High Line last week!

A friend and I up on the High Line last week!

This park has the feel of a real-live attraction, complete with its own opening hours. Created from an abandoned elevated railroad track, this park, being 30-feet in the air, connects the Meatpacking District with Chelsea’s galleries. Catch amazing views of the Hudson River, tall city buildings, and the streets of pedestrians below.

Chelsea Galleries

Image source: explorecation.com

Image source: explorecation.com

Located mostly in the 20s Streets between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York’s top spot for gallery crawls is in the Chelsea district. You’ll find art galleries hosting group shows by up-and-comers, exhibitions from art-world celebrities, and a stretch of all life-forms of artwork. All galleries are free, and there’s no pressure to buy.  Read More