New York, New York

Even with a recession on, I'll simply state that there's no shortage of things to do here if you're willing to look for a bargain.

The PEKING moored at the South Street Seaport.

West Side Story at the Palace Theater on Broadway - fantastic (I've been a fan of the soundtrack for years, so it was a perfect introduction to the true Broadway productions).

Kayaking on the Hudson at Pier 40 - for free.

Lounging in the surprisingly varied terrain of Central Park, ringed by peaks.

The tip of Manhattan from New York Harbor from aboard a sailboat.

The Statue of Liberty at dusk.