Frommers NYC Free & Dirt Cheap

Frommers NYC Free & Dirt Cheap

It's no secret that New York City is an expensive town and those rumours of $29 burgers and hotels charging over $1000 per night are all true. But don't let that put you off. New York is still a must see destination, even if you have to travel on a budget.

'New York City Free and Dirt Cheap' will show you the best the Big Apple has to offer travellers on a shoestring budget. From entertainment, to eating out, shopping and seeing the sights, the best buys and deals are all here.

  • Sample the home-cooked goodness of a burger with jalapeno mayo at Mama's Food Shop for under $6, and wash it down with a $2 pint of beer from Bar None.
  • Discover where to treat yourself to a cut-n-colour, make-up sample, massage, or yoga session for next to nothing.
  • Explore the trash and treasure of the many thrift stores and flea markets offering vintage wardrobe pieces, accessories, books, and antiques.
  • Find out how to be one of the lucky ones to score a free ticket to the taping of Saturday Night Live or The Late Show with David Letterman.
  • Visit a museum, see a play, or catch a movie for the spare change in your pocket or less.

    If you're planning more than a sightseeing trip there are even chapters on cheap education, health, and housing options, and even council pick-up days to score free furnishings.

    This handy-sized directory, complete with contact details, maps, descriptions, and ratings, is perfect for finding just about anything on the cheap in the big city. If there is an inexpensive alternative anywhere in New York City, this guide has the inside information.

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