The Welcome to New York City is a rip roaring good time on a shoestring budget. It’s best to plan ahead and be a little nimble if you plan to check out the Big Apple on your honeymoon or a weeklong work trip. One of the best places to start is by visiting your local chamber of commerce. They may be able to point you in the right direction or provide you with a list of reputable companies that cater to your needs. Alternatively, you could visit one of the city’s many zoos, botanical gardens or a local museum. Some of the better ones are on the lower Manhattan. Those with an appetite for the gastronomic may also want to check out the nearby Brooklyn Museum. The borough’s Museum of the Arts likewise does a stellar job of promoting local businesses, and often serves as a starting point for a day of fun and frolic at the adjacent Whitney museum.