• Posted:Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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New York on the cheap for backpackers

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New York on the cheap for backpackers
Backpackers in the greater New York area on cheap travel holidays who aren't relishing spending much money while they're away might be pleased to hear that the I Love New York people are planning an autumn season of inexpensive thrills, with deals on all sorts of interesting events.

By way of celebrating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's mission down the river - consequently named after the explorer - and Samuel de Champlain's discovery of a lake, also named after him, over 200 discounts are being made available to people in the area on shopping, transport, food, wine and attractions.

For those who aren't so hot on the history (myself included), here's a heads-up on the deal with Henry Hudson and co. Apparently, Mr Hudson's trip 400 years ago to the New World not only led to the discovery of the Hudson river but also to the eventual creation of New York itself. During the same year, Samuel de Champlain became the first western European to sail on the lake he discovered.

Some of the autumn highlights set up to commemorate this pair of intrepid explorers include a heritage weekend on September 12th and 13th, which features more than 100 historic sites and museums and other important buildings like the Vanderbilt Mansion opening their doors for free. Other freebies on offer are two complimentary wine tastings at the White Springs Winery and free admission for kids to the Museum of Wayne County History if they say: "I'm visiting one of the 400 places that makes NY state great!"

For those after some adventure, head to the New York state tourism website and you'll find lots of coupons for money off things like sports rafting and water safaris.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19339508-ADNFCR
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