Want to know how crazy expensive New York City can get? I recently treated two teenagers to a fun, $462 night on the town. And it was glorious to get out of my budgeting head to just throw some money around. It made me feel like a cool mom (for a change).
This was the Jan. 6 itinerary for my daughter Gabi, her friend A.J. and me:
To remember our splurge, I took tons of photos. At first, the kids worried that the picture-taking made us seem tourist-y. Hey, I told them, so what? The truth is, we are all tourists in life. Besides, the truly cool don’t care about what others think.
Truly cool people also have good friends. And my personal network gets credit for making our excursion wonderful…
I’m so grateful to the gal pal who first took me to R Lounge last year. Then there’s the theater-loving former student who provided a discount code for purchasing the tickets. And thanks to Doug Hinrichs, a percussionist in the “Priscilla” orchestra, who took us back stage. :)
Based on our experience, we have a few recommendations for your own future night on the town:
As for breaking out the costs, the individual items weren’t outrageous. It’s just that things add up: