Touring on a Budget via a Bus Rental in NYC

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Custom Coach and Limo understands that times now are hard. But that does not mean that you should just rot away at home. Instead, why not tour the Big Apple on a shoestring budget?


Sounds impossible? Even if New York City is one of the most expensive places in the world, there are still attractions here that you can go to for free.


So how do you take advantage of these attractions?


Our first advice is to get a group together and rent a bus rental in NYC. This is a great way to save on transportation costs while still having fun and traveling in a convenient manner.


Now that you have a group and a bus rental in NYC ready to take you anywhere, where should you go?


Catch an art exhibit at the Cooper Union.


The Cooper Union is the only private school in the United states that offers quality education at full scholarships to deserving students.


To extend that spirit, they also have free art exhibits, events and lectures from time to time. You could also learn about anything from graphic design to psychology in their free lectures.


Visit Central Park


New York City can become very chaotic and crowded. The good news is that you could escape from all the chaos when you go to Central Park.


Central Park has more than 800 acres of water, open spaces, gardens and attractions that can give you that much needed respite.


You can ride the carousel, have a picnic, row boats, watch a concert, or have the kids play at one of the park's playgrounds.


Rockefeller Center


Architecture lovers would certainly appreciate the Art Deco and the art works that adorn the area.


Take a photo near the Atlas Sculpture. Or go up to the Top of the Rock observatory to get a good view of Central Park and a lot of New York's most beautiful structures.


Bonus points if you visit during Christmas time when you could ogle at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree while skating at the ice rink.


A bus rental in NYC would be very handy when you visit the Rockefeller Center. You would love how comfortable our buses are after you finish sightseeing at the Rockefeller.


The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine


The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine is the fourth largest Christian church on earth. Just the interiors alone cover more than 11,200 square meters.


To give you an idea of just how big it is, the Cathedral is also known as St. John the Unfinished. That is because, since construction started in 1892, it has never been finished even until now. The Cathedral is always under construction or in the process of restoration.


Nevertheless, it is home of some of the best art works you would ever see. The cathedral is just very beautiful.


See Times Square at night.


Times Square, with its glowing neon lights, is simply a sight to behold at night. This is a great place to walk in at night, as evidenced by the number of walking tours in the area.


While you are there, you might want to check out the TKTS Booth, where you might score a ticket for a lot less. You could also spy the New York Times Building and Madamme Tussauds Wax Museum. Then head home on a bus rental in NYC!


A bus rental in NYC is an economical way to see the city with a group of friends, so make sure you call us and arrange for one.


Now what could you do for free in the Big Apple? Here are some suggestions:


Reserve a guided tour at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.


Have your ever wondered what the Federal Reserve Bank does and how its actions affect the economy? You could learn all about it on a guided tour of the bank, where you could also see the gold vault filled with mouthwatering gold bullions. You could also see a multimedia exhibit on trading and see a trading desk.


Be sure to reserve, though, because you would not be able to see the vault otherwise.


Check out the Chrysler Building's ceiling mural.


The Chrysler Building is only open to the public up to the lobby area, since it is an office building, after all.


But you can still appreciate the art deco details that adorn the building. Also, a look at the magnificent ceiling mural done by Edward Trumbull is worth the trip.


Get a free ride on the Staten Island Ferry.


If you want to see great views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, New York Harbor and lower Manhattan all for free, why not get on the Staten Island Ferry?


It's free and open 24 hours a day. Bring a jacket and get a seat on the borders of the boat. It can get really crowded during rush hour, so you might want to avoid going on board when the rest of New York is scurrying to and from work.


One piece of advice, be sure to have a bus rental in NYC for your group to avoid the rush hour madness. You can safely and conveniently enjoy your tour while inside a bus from Custom Coach and Limo!

Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral


Although the Cathedral's exterior is currently under renovation, you will not want to miss a chance to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral.


Gothic architecture mixed with great art makes this cathedral literally breathtaking. It would be difficult to translate the beauty and magnificence of the interiors in words. Our advice is, just go in and prepare to be spellbound.


Remember that this Cathedral is the largest decorated church in the entire country. It could seat more than 2,000 people.


Enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City does not have to mean that you and your group would need to go broke. If you are on a limited budget, then it is best to hire a bus rental in NYC for the entire group and then split the costs amongst yourselves.


Then it is time to travel smarter. New York City has a lot of alternatives to expensive places. You just have to know where to look. For example, why go on a paid walking tour when there are a lot of free walking tours? Or why pay full price for a museum ticket when you could get it at a very big discount?


Go on a free walking tours.


Walking tours are a great way to discover the Big Apple. With a knowledgeable guide to tell you about the places you are visiting, you will learn more about the area and still have fun.


Go on a Free Walking Tour in New York City.


Since you are going to be walking for hours on some walking tours, make sure that you get a bus rental in NYC so that everyone could have a cool and comfortable bus ride home, where everybody could rest their feet!


Scout for free days at the museum.


There are days when museums open their doors to the public and allow people in for free, or allow you to pay as you much as you want. There are also museums that offers no charge for admission.


Free museums:

  • American Folk Art Museum
  • Forbes Galleries
  • Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Museum of Biblical Art


Pay as you wish:

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • The Studio Museum of Harlem


These are just a sampling. We suggest you check out the museum's Web site prior to your visit to know for sure which ones are free and when they are free. And do not forget to arrange for a bus rental in NYC to ensure that everyone in your group enjoys a comfortable and convenient ride!



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