Although New York City is notorious for being one of the world’s most expensive cities, cost should not prohibit visitors — and locals — from experiencing the rich arts and cultural attractions the city has to offer. In addition to completely free museums, almost all institutions offer free admission a few hours each week. The key to enjoying the Big Apple’s best museums for little or no cost is to know what to see and where to go before arriving.
The American Folk Art Museum, located at 2 Lincoln Place in the Upper West Side, has showcased local and international craft artists since 1961. Their charming collections emphasize self-taught artists and include paintings, textiles, sculptures and drawings.
When it was established in 2000, The International Print Center was the only nonprofit art space dedicated to exhibiting artists’ prints. Although the collection lacks multimedia variety, the museum is a singular experience that sets it apart from larger institutions.
The National Museum of the American Indian, one of the largest institutions dedicated to art and cultural preservation, is completely free. The institution is a branch of the Smithsonian and houses an extensive collection of historic and cultural artifacts from across the nation.
The Museum of Modern Art’s sister location, P.S 1 MoMA, features pay-what-you-wish admission. Converted from an old public school building, the collection focuses on site-specific and contemporary installations. The awe-inspiring art is a short train ride outside of Manhattan in Long Island City.
Additionally, the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers pay-what-you-wish admission; despite the steep suggested prices posted by the ticket counter. Plan on spending at least a day appreciating the institution’s varied collections and rotating exhibits.
New Orleans, Louisiana, also known as the “Big Easy”, is famous for its 24/7 nightlife scene, vibrant live music and delicious food. Although any time is a great time to visit the city, this February and March are the best times to travel to New Orleans.
The Loren at Pink Beach invites guests to Bermuda for the ultimate beauty getaway weekend. For those wanting to focus more on skin, health and wellness, The Loren at Pink Beach is the perfect destination with its world-class spa overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Montage Los Cabos partners with Chef Mauro Colagreco of the award-winning Mirazur restaurant in France on an exclusive Mirazur Beyond Borders experience. Chef Mauro will take up residency at the resort for the dinner series, Feb. 9–18. The unique dining experience highlights the rich culinary traditions of Mexico, ingredients from the Baja Peninsula and sustainable cooking techniques. The dinner experience starts at $550 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $160. Book reservations here.
Now that concerts, sports games and other live events are back, everyone is rushing to see their favorite artists, sports teams and more, with many traveling for an event. The AC Hotel Orlando Downtown has the perfect offer for those visiting Orlando, Florida.
Choose Chicago and United Airlines currently collaborate on an Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Apprenticeship Program, also with support from Tourism Diversity Matters. United Airlines fully funds the program in 2022, and one lucky candidate will be selected to complete the competitive pilot program.