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Renting Bikes in Central Park and Other Ways to Save Money on Your Trip

New York City is a notoriously expensive town. NYC constantly makes the list of most expensive cities in the world. Visiting the Big Apple can be a big financial undertaking. It seems like everywhere you turn, you have to shell out cash for one thing or the other. While New York probably isn’t getting cheaper anytime soon, there are ways you can save some cash on your trip.  Whether renting bikes in Central Park or seeing a Broadway show, if you know where to look, you can ease the sting of the NYC price tag.

Do Your Homework

There are plenty of savings to find if you plan your trip ahead of time. Take the time to sit down well in advance of your trip and decide what you’d like to see and do on your trip to New York. This will help establish a budget for your visit. There are so many things to see, eat, and do in the city. It’s easy to let your spending get away from you if you don’t have a budget in place. If you have a decent idea of what things cost, you can better control your spending while on your trip.

Take Advantage of Discounts

Finding deals and discounts on attractions is another benefit of planning ahead. Many attractions, tours, restaurants, and shops offer discounted promotions if you know where to look. Many tour companies offer discounted rates if you purchase your tickets in advance online. Therefore, you should do a quick search online for coupons and discounts at the attractions you want to see. The web is full of coupons and savings for your trip. Also, museums offer free days, so check the schedule and plan your visit accordingly. You can also find discount retailers for things like Broadway shows and event tickets. Many of these places sell discounted tickets to shows and events. However, there’s often a line, so plan some extra time into your schedule.

Plan Smart

Be smart about how you plan out each day on your visit to NYC. You can save some cash with a bit of creativity. If you plan on renting bikes in Central Park and visiting a few museums, do both of these at the same time. Plan your bike rentals on the free museum days. Most of the major museums in the city are located in or around the park. You can bike through the park and have easy transportation to each museum all for one price.