Saving Money and Finding Bargains on a Trip to New York City

Saving money and finding bargains on a trip to New York City on Falcondale Life blog. We had a great time visiting New York City, stayng in a hotel and seeing the sights. Going to the USA on holiday is quite an expensive trip so we were looking for ways to save money and came up with these tips for family travelers.

We had a great time visiting New York City in the summer, staying in a hotel and spending a few days seeing the sights. Going to the USA on holiday is quite an expensive trip so we were looking for ways to save money and came up with these tips for family travelers.

1. Use the Hotel Fridge

Book a hotel room with a little fridge. Summer in New York can be hot and buying drinks for the whole family every couple of hours really adds up. We bought a multi-pack in the supermarket and kept cool drinks handy in the fridge. We also bought milk, cereal, plastic bowls and spoons, saving a fortune on breakfasts. Stalls selling fresh fruit are on many corners of Manhattan, so the fridge was useful for these healthy snacks too.

Saving money and finding bargains on a trip to New York City on Falcondale Life blog. We had a great time visiting New York City, stayng in a hotel and seeing the sights. Going to the USA on holiday is quite an expensive trip so we were looking for ways to save money and came up with these tips for family travelers.

2. Take the Subway

Pick a hotel a little further away and travel in by subway. We didn’t realize how cheap and convenient the subway would be. Travelling off-peak it was never crowded and the trains are frequent. Some station stops are right inside the main attractions, like at the American Museum of Natural History. We stayed centrally and paid more for that, but now we know we could easily stay further out and quickly travel in on the subway. I’ve been looking at New York on the Holiday Gems website where there is plenty of choice for hotels over a wide area.

3. Supermarket Meals

Eat from the hot buffet in the supermarket. On a trip to New York City you don’t want to miss out on the experience of eating in a great diner or restaurant. We did that too, but it was too costly to do it every night. American supermarkets quite often have hot buffet food sold by weight. They also sell plastic cutlery and paper plates. We had a great meal from Morton Williams on West 57th Street, where an adult portion cost under ten dollars.

Saving money and finding bargains on a trip to New York City on Falcondale Life blog. We had a great time visiting New York City, stayng in a hotel and seeing the sights. Going to the USA on holiday is quite an expensive trip so we were looking for ways to save money and came up with these tips for family travelers.

4. Broadway Bargains

Get cheap tickets for a Broadway show. Now, we didn’t try this as we had too much jet-lag for evenings out. I was told that if you hang out near the theatres on Broadway around 5pm, you can get in line for cheap show tickets. A member of staff will open up the box office and a queue will form in a flash. Be ready! I do know someone who has done this and got almost 40% off the ticket price.

5. Flea Market Finds

Buy a unique souvenir from the Flea Market in Hell’s Kitchen or Chelsea. Of course, shops selling baseball caps, t-shirts and key rings printed with NYC are everywhere. Instead, hunt for a bit of unique American cultural memorabilia at the Flea Markets. They are open every Saturday and Sunday selling antiques and bric-a-brac. Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is a short walk from Times Square and is easily found on Google maps.

Have you ever tried any of these tips, or do you have any to add? Perhaps you are planning a trip to New York City. Please let me know in the comments!

This is a collaborative post.

Saving money and finding bargains on a trip to New York City on Falcondale Life blog. We had a great time visiting New York City, stayng in a hotel and seeing the sights. Going to the USA on holiday is quite an expensive trip so we were looking for ways to save money and came up with these tips for family travelers.

15 Comments

  1. 27th October 2017 / 11:21 pm

    We’ve been to NYC a couple of times. We always went for self catering, and took sandwiches out with us for lunches when sightseeing. It saved so much money!

    • 29th October 2017 / 2:06 pm

      The exchange rate hasn’t been great so ideas like these are really useful, thanks!

  2. 27th October 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Great tips. I would love to visit the US sometime but it is so expensive to get plane tickets so it would be fab to save money elsewhere on the trip

    • 29th October 2017 / 2:08 pm

      America is full of alternatives if only you know where to look. Thanks for your comment!

  3. 27th October 2017 / 8:31 pm

    These tips are brilliant. New York is one of the most expensive city’s but there are definitely ways to save some pennies

    • 29th October 2017 / 2:09 pm

      Thank you. It was incredibly expensive, I was surprised. Food was the main extra cost.

    • 29th October 2017 / 2:09 pm

      I hope you get to one day! Thanks for your comment.

  4. 26th October 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Some great ideas in here! I love New York but it can be so expensive if you don’t watch your money! I’ll need to save this for later!

    • 29th October 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Yes it was a fun list to write. I hope the tips help you!

  5. 26th October 2017 / 3:39 pm

    Flea markets are always a good one and we hope to travel to New York some time soon so will be Pinning this for later thank you!

    • 29th October 2017 / 2:11 pm

      Yes the flea market was so interesting. Hope you get to book your trip before too long.

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