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New York City is the most populous city of USA with array of treasures and attractions for tourists. Being one of the largest and most famous skylines on earth, this city is a center for culture, food, fashion, media, research, art, finance and trade. Most of you think that this city is very expensive to travel and stay but that's not true.

This city provides plenty of things even for budget travelers and backpackers, allowing you to explore the wonders of this magnificent city.

This city has many treasures for backpackers to explore and a travel insurance will be a safeguard if any misfortune occurs.

Here is a travel guide for backpackers to New York City -

In order to find a flight for budget travel, you will have to be flexible with the departure times. You may find a better deal on weekday, especially Tuesday and Wednesday's red eye flight. For getting around the city you can opt for a subway which provides a weekly card and are worth for visiting most of the city. Unlimited Ride Metrocards for 1, 7 or more days will also save you from burning pockets. Traveling by PATH, similar to subway, within Manhattan can also save your money. The cheapest option is walking on foot around the city which is a great fun too. Most hostels don't serve breakfast and hence you will have to go for a diner breakfast which will be satisfactory for whole day and also affordable. Vegetarians will find a paradise in this city as there are plenty of vegetarian restaurants here. One can eat cheeseburger with fries and French bistro offerings and Japanese treats at affordable price. Also don't miss a slice-pizza which is one of the most popular and cheapest food available in this city. Street vendors offer cheap shopping alternatives and also there are some shops which offer discounts on products. For backpackers hostels are the best accommodation facilities which are clean, comfortable and friendly.

Visit the Central Park is a free place to relax on the sprawling lawns and enjoy the music played by strolling musicians and artists. Book you reservations in advance for a free tour of the Gold Vault at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Walk along the Orchard Street in Manhattan to view the Katz's Delicatessen, one of the best and oldest delicatessen restaurant, to taste the pastrami sandwiches and hot dogs and learn about the history of retails. Watch the magnificent sights of Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and New York Harbor by taking a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry. Also, the Rockefeller Plaza, St. Patrick's Cathedral and Times Square are free places to visit. Dance by adding few steps on the piano music that was features in the film Big at the end of Fifth Avenue. Don't miss to see the two Stone Lions representing Patience and Fortitude guarding at the entrance of the New York Public Library and also read some interesting books here.

It can truly be said that New York is a paradise for backpackers as they can experience one of the best cities in the world, that too in a very low budget.

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