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    How To Experience The Best Of NYC On $50 A Day

    See the best of the city without spending a fortune.

    Ah, the Big Apple. It's one of the most exciting cities in the world...and also one of the most expensive. But it's totally possible to experience the absolute best of NYC without spending a fortune.

    Here's a guide to the perfect three-day weekend in New York where you'll spend about $50 each day. But first, a few tips for saving:

    -Check out Airbnb. There are so many amazing apartments you can stay in all over the city like this chic Williamsburg loft and this East Village hideaway. Manhattan will be the priciest place to stay so for the best deals, check the other boroughs (Namely Queens and Brooklyn).

    -Take the subway! The NYC subway system is easy to navigate and it will get you pretty much anywhere. You can buy a seven-day subway pass for $32.

    -Take advantage of happy hours. Is there anything better than discounted booze and snacks? Restaurants and bars all around the five boroughs have happy hour deals, especially if you're in NYC on a weekday.

    Start the day off right (the New York way).

    Spend the morning exploring Central Park.

    Re-fuel with a burger and fries from Shake Shack.

    Catch the latest exhibit at the MET.

    Take advantage of happy hour in the East Village.

    Fill your stomach (and sweat a bit) at a Szechuan feast.

    Laugh your ass off at a comedy show.

    Hit up the corner deli for a BEC.

    Window shop around SoHo and Nolita.

    Go on a dumpling crawl through Chinatown

    Walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn via the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Relax and take in the views from Brooklyn Bridge Park.

    Chow down on some of the city's most delicious pizza.

    Carbo-load for the day ahead.

    People watch in Washington Square Park.

    Explore the cute corners of the West Village.

    Fill your belly on a budget with Israeli bites.

    Get lost in the Whitney Museum.

    Take in the city views from the High Line.

    End the day with a taco (or two or three).

    Do you have a favorite NYC spot that wasn't mentioned? Tell us about it in the comments below.