Skip to content

February 20, 2015

2

SAVE A BUCK OR TWO WHILE VISITING NEW YORK DURING WINTER

by yourewelcomeca

New York City is wonderful place to visit any time of the year including winter, yes you read it right: winter! Unquestionably there are several indoor attractions that are widely known such as the Empire State building, Broadway shows, museums like Guggenheim, MoMA, American Museum of National History among others. As you may know, the mentioned attractions would cost you more than a penny. But if you really want to save a buck or two, join me in this wonderful ride to discover indoor New York attractions during winter on a tight budget.

STAYING

airbnb1

Photo by: Airbnb

First: arrange your stay. Try alternative outskirts and not necessarily Manhattan. Airbnb will get you private rooms for half price that of a regular hotel. Pay attention to the accessibility and make sure your place is located near a metro station. Don’t be shy, just make sure to read all the reviews and check the user’s history. We decided to stay in this lovely room located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Easy access and included a couch, a coffee table, a dresser and a double bed.

BROOKLYN BREWERY TOUR

PANO_20150214_145206

IMG_20150214_152425   IMG_20150214_150227

Photos by: Yourewelcome.ca

First stop. Enjoy a pleasant afternoon learning about the Art of brewing and having a fresh pint in the tasting room. Bonus: Tours are free on Saturday. For more info, check here

BROOKLYN NIGHT BAZAAR

PANO_20150214_210420

IMG_20150214_222248~2    IMG_20150215_132704

Photos by: Yourewelcome.ca

Running on Friday and Saturday from 7pm-1am. That’s how we spent Valentine’s day. They had a special pass for $24.99. That included: Entry for two, two drinks, mini-golf or ping-pong and live music performance. Bonus: I got to stand next to Nicky Minaj while posing as a hot dog. More information click here

NEW YORK PIZZA AND HAPPY HOUR

   IMG_20150217_210852   733c64cabaea0c1eac2a50d54f75df8e

Photos by: Yourewelcome.ca

We hanged around West-side Manhattan in a area of small restaurants known as “Hell’s Kitchen” (check history here). We had $3 Tecates at Bar Nine and $2.75 humongous pizza slices at The Bread Factory New York.

 THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON TAPING

IMG_20150218_204420  IMG_20150219_051739

Photos by: Yourewelcome.ca (left) and nbc.com (right)

There’s an option to get ‘Stand-by’ tickets for the same day show. The key: Line up as early as you wish by the marquee on 30 Rockefeller (49th entrance). Tickets are handed at 9am everyday on a ‘first-come-first-serve’ basis and are not guaranteed seats. You’ll have to check later in the day for availability based on your number. Certainly, the earlier you get, the higher the chances to score a seat for the taping. I got there at 6am, made good friends and I was lucky to get a seat. Bonus: Witnessing “The Roots” perform live. Total spent: $2.75 for the coffee and the doughnut while waiting in the cold. This “world-class” taping is free.

Peace,

Advertisements
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Mar 2 2015

    Great post! I have always wanted to go to a live taping of one the shows. Will need to do that next time I in NYC!

    Reply
    • Mar 2 2015

      Thank you for reading TravelswithDrea The taping was the highlight of my trip!

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Note: HTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to comments

%d bloggers like this: