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Enjoy Manhattan on a Budget

Cheap areas to stay in Manhattan

While New York cradles its fair share of luxury hotels, you won't have any issues enjoying the Big Apple on a budget. In Koreatown, cheap Manhattan hotels are wedged between BBQ joints and bubble tea shops. As well as being a haven for discount hotels in Manhattan, Harlem is known for late-night jazz clubs, soul food restaurants, and a vibrant African-American heritage. Even in coveted neighborhoods like the Upper East Side and Tribeca, you'll find a good selection of affordable hotels.

Cheap hotels in Manhattan

The Chelsea Savoy Hotel puts you in the heart of one of Manhattan's most coveted neighborhoods. Start your day right, with a free New York breakfast of bagels, muffins, and fresh coffee. Within walking distance of Central Park, Comfort Inn Midtown West treats guests to modern decor and fast WiFi. Affordable room rates make this Hell's Kitchen hotel a favorite with budget travelers. A fantastic location in Manhattan's Upper West Side awaits you at the Belnord Hotel. Comfortable beds ensure you'll enjoy a good night's sleep without breaking the bank.

Where to find cheap food in Manhattan

Manhattan may be awash with chef-owned restaurants and Michelin stars, but it's also a dream for foodies on a budget. Bagels are a big deal in New York, topped with everything from cream cheese to smoked salmon. Best of all, they usually go for under $5 a pop. Wherever you roam, you'll never be too far from a fully loaded hot dog, pretzel doused in mustard, or $1 slice of pizza. In Harlem, you'll find mouthwatering fried chicken, while East Village churns out delicious "arepa" corn cakes stuffed with beans, cheese, and avocado. In Chinatown, modest restaurants offer mouthwatering bang-for-your-buck fare.

Cheap things to do in Manhattan

Sure, you could fork out on admission to big-ticket attractions and splurge on Broadway tickets, but Manhattan is also loaded with free things to do. A stroll around Central Park unlocks a local perspective on the Big Apple and will cost you absolutely nothing. Why not bring picnic supplies and enjoy lunch on the famous Great Lawn? The High Line, a lush elevated greenway built on a decommissioned railroad track, is a fantastic place to stretch your legs. Visiting the New York Public Library is 100% free and unlocks access to the magnificent Rose Main Reading Room. At the American Museum of Natural History, you can take advantage of pay-what-you-want admission at the ticket counters. Even if you're not catching a train, Grand Central Terminal is worth a visit. Admire the Beaux Arts façade, gaze up at the zodiac constellation ceiling, and enjoy a drink at the famous Oyster Bar.

Cheap ways to get around Manhattan

From SoHo and East Village to the Meatpacking District and Battery Park, Manhattan's pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods are easy to get around on foot. That said, with a footprint of over 20 square miles, you'll probably find yourself riding the subway every now and then. Serviced by 100s of stations and dozens of lines, the New York City Subway is one of the world's biggest public transport networks. It will whisk you around Manhattan, as well as to Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Picking up a prepaid MetroCard will unlock big savings if you plan on catching a subway or 2 per day.

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