Each weekend I find myself trying to figure out what to do without spending an arm and a leg. Although living in the big apple provides me with seemingly endless weekend options, a budget and no car limits my options. For the past few years, my weekends often consisted of hanging around Fordham, perhaps grabbing a bite on Arthur Ave and watching way too many romcoms. If I was feeling crazy maybe a trip into the city for some shopping and lunch on the Upper West Side. But this weekend was different. I caught cabin fever and just needed to get out and see something new. So at 2 o’clock on Saturday afternoon my friend and I decided to hop on the bus and head to City Island. We grabbed lunch, browsed the shops and adorable craft festival and semi-trespassed to catch a glimpse of the City Island movie house. The total price of this “daycation”? A whopping $14.50. Here’s the breakdown:
roundtrip bus fare with transfers ($4.50)
lunch at aggie’s roll ($10) how adorable is this place?
delicious fish taco ($8) with homemade ginger ale ($2)
Unfortunately I didn’t get a picture of the house from the City Island or the craft fair (I’m not exactly the picture-taking type although that’s going to have to change) but I can assure you it was a fantastically frugal little getaway.