BudgetGirl does New York
Follow along my New York adventures:
I finally went to New York! I am so incredibly happy, I finally did it. I wanted to go on a budget so I flew through Spirit, which wasn't bad at all. I'm so excited to share with you guys my adventures, I did a lot and didn't spent much. My round trip was $140 and I did not pay for carry on, I decided to take a hiking book bag. (which is free, as long as it fits the requirements through Spirit)*.
The first day of arrival I wanted to go see the Brooklyn Bridge. I had a brilliant idea of renting the Citi bikes to go through the bridge. The bike rental was $12 for the whole day, as long as you returned the bikes every 30 minutes to a Citi bike drop off. After returning the bike you can keep using all day.
STATUE OF LIBERTY:
This was the first site of the Statue of Liberty, I rode the Staten Island Ferry. (which was free)*
The Ferry offers a wonderful view of Manhattan, the ride was also very relaxing. I did not take a tour to the actual Statue of Liberty Island, but this was pretty spectacular.
WORLD TRADE CENTER TRANSPORTATION HUB:
We also went inside the World Trade Center transportation hub which looked like a work of art. The building from the outside looked like a sculpture, but inside it revealed a multi-layered shopping mall.
BRUNCH: ASTORIA, QUEENS, NY
VENUE: MOM'S KITCHEN AND BAR
MOM'S Kitchen and Bar was the cutest restaurant ever! It was a small venue with Modern European decor. The Menu was out of this world, I decided to try something new. The dish below is pancakes with mac and cheese inside, accompanied by a cheesy sauce and a sweet honey. I was not able to finish this at all, I would recommend to get this for two. The pancakes were absolutely delicious, and I'm not much of a pancake person.
(ps. keep your left overs and give them to the homeless, in New York you will surely find someone.)
HIGH LINE PARK: (free)
This is a beautiful park that was constructed on an old disused train track located in Manhattan, near the Chelsea Market.
You can just about anything inside the Chelsea Market! (top 5 favorite places)
- Sea food
- Spices and teas
- make your own donut
- and so so much more
TOP OF THE ROCK:
The view was spectacular! also very cold up there
GRAND CENTRAL STATION:
such a great place to visit and admire its architecture and enormous space.
I actually went to Times Square on a Wednesday night so it was not packed at all. It was a great way to actually see how big the space was.
Yummy, the thin crust pizzas in New York are simply amazing.
The beautiful Gothic church is located near the intersection of Wall street and Broadway.
My first Broadway show! I decided to watch Book of Mormon because it has great reviews and it was a comedy. The Book of Mormon won 9 Tony awards, I bought my ticket last minute and the show was basically sold out. I paid $35 for the "worst seat" at the theater but it was so worth it. One of the theater employees said I got the true Newyorken seat, he said locals never pay top dollars for theater seats.
(but look ta my view, it wasn't horrible at all!)
My airbnb was so charming! It had vintage styled furniture. The apartment was $60 a night, in a really good neighborhood and like a 5-10 min walk to the train station. If you want a link to this place please email or message me :)
ps: My price range for aibnb is always around $50-70 a night ( I think that's a reasonable budget)
If you ahve any questions about rtaveling feel free to contatc me!