Looking to plan your next adventure? Why not head to the States and experience the bright lights of NYC? New York is a bucket-list destination, and with flights at the cheapest they’ve ever been – it’s a great place to head to on your next trip.
On your trip to the Big Apple you’ll want to experience everything, but make no mistake – the city is an expensive one. Read about how to enjoy New York in style, and on a budget for a trip you’ll never forget.
Save on the essentials
A cheap flight and a reasonable hotel will help you cut costs for your trip, freeing up money to spend while you’re there. Flights to New York can be found for under £300 from the UK, with airlines continuing to reduce the cost of their transatlantic flights. Use a flight comparison website like Skyscanner to help you find the best deal.
Meanwhile, your accommodation doesn’t have to be expensive for you to enjoy yourself. When visiting New York, you’ll barely be in your hotel room – so a basic or standard room is all you need to rest your head at night. If you stay outside of Manhattan, you’ll get more for your money – which is why the Melville Marriott Long Island is a great choice and just a short train ride into the city. Saving on the essentials could bring you hundreds under budget so that you can put your money to good use in the city itself.
Eat good New York food for less
As with most big cities, New York has some incredible restaurants. There are the ones that you’ll see in the middle of all the top tourist spots, but these will come with the most expensive menus. Instead, venture a little further from the main streets, and you’ll find some amazing places to eat. Take a look at Time Out’s Cheap Eats guide for some inspiration on where to dine.
Save money, see more
While the subway or a cab can be an easy way to get around the city, nothing beats walking in New York. It’s free, it’s easy, and you’ll come across some of the best sights if you simply walk. For the best way to feel like a local and not a tourist, put on some comfortable (but stylish) shoes and start walking. The streets of New York are like a living catwalk, so pack your spring style essentials and put your best foot forward.
Drinks with a view
For your evening entertainment, make sure you take advantage of New York’s many rooftop bars. You’re spoiled for choice with trendy, cool NYC rooftop bars which offer some amazing views of the city. Save money by finding out when happy hour is and making the most of the cocktails on offer.
A visit to New York might not be the cheapest, but you can guarantee a trip of a lifetime that’s worth every penny. Start planning your trip and enjoy exploring the city that never sleeps in style.