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11. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Lovelee - great idea, except we have the rare and increasingly frustrating glitch of NEITHER of us having a driver's licence. Else we would have just rented a car to begin with.

I can travel on my own, no problem. But I have this fear of running over unsuspecting pedestrians...ay-ay-ay

12. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Lovelee - great idea, except we have the rare and increasingly frustrating glitch of NEITHER of us having a driver's licence. Else we would have just rented a car to begin with.

I can travel on my own, no problem. But I have this fear of running over unsuspecting pedestrians...ay-ay-ay

haha tway its good therapy to run over a few pedestrians every now and then.oops did i say that out loud

13. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

The Staten Island ferry was free when we were there last year. I would assume it still is. It's a pretty nice view of the Statue of Liberty.

14. Posted by meerola (Full Member 32 posts) 11y

Quoting lovelee

I heard the MET is free on Fridays. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

I went to the MET on a Friday a few weeks ago, wasn't free. No mention regarding such thing on the MET website either.

But the Max Ernst Retrospective (until end of July) is worth the admission price all by itself.

15. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Thanks for all your help, guys. I'm not sure what we're going to do - the cost is outweighing the adventure. There have been rumblings of "let's just go to Ottawa instead". Oh, no, not again!

16. Posted by funky_kell (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

try www.amtrak.com

Montreal to New York is only 62US each way! Albeit, this is only slightly cheaper than the good ol greyhound...

17. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Hi Kelly,

I know, it sounds so reasonable - but it comes to $248 US, so over $300 Canadian for a two-day trip. If we were going for a week it would be worth it, but... Thanks, anyway, though!

Actually, we've decided on Ottawa - which isn't so bad considering they just opened the new War Museum. I could get lost in there for days...

Tway.

18. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

Quoting tway

Actually, we've decided on Ottawa - which isn't so bad considering they just opened the new War Museum. I could get lost in there for days...

The war museum looks pretty interesting, actually. Let me know how it is!

19. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

This may be of interest

http://edition.cnn.com/2005/TRAVEL/05/11/travel.nyc.ap/index.html

20. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 11y

Hey!The deal with the Met on a friday is that it doesnt go on its usual admit prices but if you read the small print on all the kiosks where you pay for your tickets they say for fridays (i think its from 3pm or something) it is "donation at your discretion" so its basically up to you whether or not u want to put any money in the box!Obviously if you want to see a special exhibition or anything you will have to pay, but the Met as a whole is basically free on fridays unless you want to make a small donation!Yeah, I agree with the staten island thing, its free and on a nice day its nice to just kick back and enjoy the view!!!!Central Park is always good for some free entertainment!we used to make up a big picnic and just go and hang out there!!!!If you want to see a Broadway Show I find its cheaper to go direct to the theatre rather that use the Tickets booth in Times Square, if you ariive at the actual show that u want to see, just ask for the cheapest they have and chances are if seats are going empty they just want to sell them!!!we went down and got really good seats for Wicked at the Gershwin theatre for around $20 each!!!!!!