Nov 09. The Christmas season is one of the most magical times of the year to experience New York City.
It’s also one of the busiest and most expensive times to visit, and that will certainly be true for the 2022 holiday season. These insider tips will help you save money and beat the crowds to have the best time on your trip to New York City this Christmas.
Go to shows at off-peak times. Do you want to catch a performance of the iconic Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall or see The Nutcracker performed by the New York City Ballet?
Tickets for weekday matinees are often much cheaper (think savings of $50 or more) compared to weekend evening performances.
Don’t stay in Midtown Manhattan. You might think that you need to stay in Midtown Manhattan to be in the heart of all the action, but you’ll pay the price for this convenience.
You can find more affordable hotels in the neighboring boroughs of Queens or Brooklyn, and you’ll be just a short subway ride away from Manhattan.
Take advantage of free activities. There are plenty of free things to do in New York City at Christmas.
If you’re planning a holiday trip to New York, one of the best ways to avoid the biggest crowds is to avoid peak travel times.
Source: Travel off path