How to have a cheap Holiday or Backpacking Experience in New York

New York really is a wild and insane city!!! HUGE, in your face, full of fun and attitude!. They don’t call it the Big Apple for nothing. In this post I will cover:
– How to get to New York for cheap
– Cheap and free accomodation in New York
– Eating Cheaply in New York
– Seeing New York Cheaply
– How to stay long term in the US
– More ways to save money whilst travelling

New York is the most intense city I’ve been to (in the US at least). So many things you can experience, simply from just walking along the street. This city is an absolutely phenomenal experience.

Follow my tips below and have an awesome, memorable, and importantly, affordable experience 🙂

Getting there cheaply

There are several options you may want to consider for getting to New York. Each has their pros and cons, depending on what your circumstances are – ie are you travelling alone, where are you coming from, are you only interested in New York or other parts of the US? You should compare all options below and see which has the best bottom line for you.

Flying
The first and most obvious option is through flying.

There are 3 airports for New York. The only one that the budget airlines fly to internationally however is New York JFK.

Unfortunately not many budget airlines fly directly New York JFK, but you can catch an indirect flight by using routes like London – Aruba and then Aruba to New York.

Using a decent website that has all the budget airlines,just write where you are, and where you want to go to, and it will tell you all the possible combinations of budget airlines to take you there.

PROS:
Fast, can be cheap, easy.

CONS:
The cost to our earth in terms of carbon emissions / poisoning our home.

By Car

If you are already in the US, you may want to take the scenic tour (which can also be cheaper if there is more than one of you) and stop by real country towns and meet the people, and get to see the vastly different cultures that exist in the US outside of the big cities.

PROS: I’ve found a company with 15% discount…
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