Oh summer, the time of the year when you can explore the outdoors, soak up some Vitamin D and enjoy activities that aren’t available during other times of the year, but… there is one thing standing in the way, and that’s money. Let’s face it, summer is in fact quite expensive. Frequent ventures outside take a toll on your budget! However, this doesn’t mean that you should spend the sunny afternoon stuck between four walls because there are numerous cheap and cost effective ways to enjoy your summer to the fullest.
1. The Downtown Boathouse's Free Kayaking
The Downtown Boathouse offers kayaking programs to the public for the purpose of encouraging safe public use of the harbor waters, and it is all completely free! All equipment is provided! The only requirements are that you need to know how to swim and have a guardian with you if you are under the age of 16. There are even several locations that you can visit, such as Pier 26, Governors Island, Pier 96 and 72nd street.