I had always wanted to go to New York City, but thought it would be costly. Surprisingly enough there is a lot to do without selling the dogs and cat. We live here in New York, so we can drive. First where to stay? Courtyard Marriot Times Square $99.00 per night and is close to everything.
There are three zoos in New York City; the Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo and Queens Zoo. However, the Queens Zoo is the least expensive of the three. (www.queenszoo.com)
The Broadway Theater is a must, but at $136.00 that was out of our budget; however, Ticket Master for the same show sells tickets ranging from $38.00 to $85.00. Of course, the cheaper the tickets the higher up the seats. (https://www.ticketmaster.com)
Central Park is another must do. Here we splurged a little. The carriage ride was well worth the $50 we spent.
The museums are another way to spend an afternoon. Museum of Modern Arts (https://www.moma.org) is free, but the Metropolitan Museum of Art is $1.00; however, they would like a donation.
Staten Island Ferry:
The Staten Island ferry is free, and you get a great view of the Statue of Liberty. Be sure to wear your walking shoes to window shop on 5th Avenue. Just the sights and smells are an experience. I am a “people watcher,” so just sitting on a park bench in Central Park was fun. Where to eat? Just pick a place. There are food venders everywhere. There are so many restaurants and cafes that it will take almost all day to choose which one to eat at.