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The best free viewpoints in New York

If you are thinking of traveling to New York and you have begun to see that anything is worth it, surely you are already thinking that apart from throwing away your travel savings, you may also have to break the piggy bank. And is that New York is an expensive city. But that doesn't mean that there aren't FREE things to do, because between you and me, how much do we like free things, huh?

In this post I tell you about some of the viewpoints in New York, where you will have incredible views and that are also free.

And before you start, don't forget (once you finish reading the article) to go to the main page of New York, where you will find many things to see and do, tips and recommendations, how to save money and a complete travel guide.

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Gantry Plaza State Park

You will find this park in Queens and from it you will have beautiful views of Manhattan.

This area, before the urbanization and construction of the park, was very degraded and not very pretty. Currently, it is one of the best areas of Queens, where you can also find good accommodation and good connections with Manhattan.

You can see everything to do in Queens in the post:

The Vessel

It is one of the new monuments of New York, and you not only have to visit it for the views of the city that you will have once you climb all the flights of stairs, but the building itself is amazing.

To visit this building, even if it is free, you have to get a ticket, as there is a daily limit of people. There is a waiting list and you have to get the tickets with a margin of time. I tell you much more about the monument and how to get the tickets, in the post of:

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Brooklyn bridge park

A true New York classic, the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the best viewpoints. In addition to visiting the bridge, I recommend you take at least one day to see the best of Brooklyn.

You can see more information about Brooklyn at:

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Ferry to Staten Island, one of the best free viewpoints in New York

In another article I already told you about this ferry. You have the option to get to Staten Island from Manhattan and return by free ferry. Many travelers do not take the ferry to get to Staten Island and visit it, but take it to take a ferry ride, see the Statue of Liberty for FREE and have spectacular views of Manhattan.

If during your trip you have time to add a day to Staten Island, I recommend it, but if you are short on time, take advantage of this free ferry to enjoy a different morning.

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Four Freedoms Park

From this park you can enjoy the views of all of Midtown and the walk along the river to get from the subway or the cable car to the park is well worth the visit.

Take a trip on the Roosevelt Island Tramway

This cable car runs for 80 meters parallel to the "59th Street Bridge" and crosses the East River to connect the island of Manhattan with Roosevelt Island.

During this trip you will have a great view of the area from the air, the bridge and the river. Actually this attraction is not 100% free, but it costs the same as a trip on the metro and you pay with the metrocard.

It is an activity that you must do yes or yes.

Sheep Meadow

Located in Central Park, people go with their towel and blanket to enjoy a sunny day and have a picnic in this meadow enjoying a magnificent view of Manhattan in the heart of Central Park.

It is a huge area of ​​grass where you can enjoy a picnic, the fresh air and disconnect a bit from the bustle of the city.

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I hope you enjoy your trip to New York a lot and that this article has been useful to you. You can continue reading many more related articles on the blog.

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