New York City Student Travel Tips
A New York City student tour doesn’t have to cost a year’s tuition! Grab your student ID card and read on for some ideas on how to save money while enjoying your New York City student tour:
New York Helicopter Rides
New York helicopter rides are a great way for students visiting for the first time to see New York City. Helicopter New York City offers affordable NY helicopter tours that are a unique one-of-a-kind experience.
New York Museums
Many museums in New York offer free days or student discounts, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (student discount includes admission to The Cloisters Museum and Garden), the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Modern Art (free on Fridays from 4-8pm).
Looking at some of the city’s architectural highlights is a terrific and affordable New York City student tour idea that requires only a map and a pair of walking shoes. Start downtown at the Flatiron Building, which sits on its own triangular block at the intersections of Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd and 23rd Streets. Then head uptown to Rockefeller Center, west of Fifth Avenue between 48th and 51st Streets, features a number of Art Deco-styled buildings. Just down the block, at Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Street, the Neo-Gothic-styled St. Patrick’s Cathedral will add a spiritual and historic element to your New York City student tour.
NY SKYRIDE Attraction Tickets
NY SKYRIDE’s student educational tours are designed to meet the New York City and State school curriculum criteria and are an ideal school field trip outing.
Broadway Theater Tickets
Student travel in New York should include a stop for a Broadway show. Many theaters offer “student rush” tickets if you go to the box office on the day of a performance. There are also websites that can help you get discount tickets to Broadway shows when you’re in the Big Apple for your New York City student tour – check out theatermania.com, playbill.com, broadwaybox.com and tdf.org for starters!
High 5 for the Arts
Another way to be sure to take in a show on your New York City student tour is to sign up for the weekly e-newsletter from High 5 for the Arts, a non-profit organization that offers tickets to teenagers from 13-18 to dance, music, theater and visual arts events! High 5 for the Arts (520 8th Avenue, Suite 321).
New York City Hotels
New York City hotels may offer student discounts, but you’re probably better off checking out one of the many hostels in New York. If you’re traveling with a friend on your New York City student tour, you might be able to book a semi-private room and get your own bathroom facilities.
Another way to save money on lodging while on a New York City student tour is to stay in an “outer borough” and take public transportation into Manhattan for sightseeing. Brooklyn is now so trendy that many places there charge as much as Manhattan – so look for better bargains in Queens, the Bronx and even Staten Island.
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