New York subway and bus fares are half price ($1.10) for people 65 and older. Many museums and sights (and some theaters and performance halls) offer discounted admittance and tickets to seniors, so don’t be shy about asking. Always bring an ID card, especially if you’ve kept your youthful glow.

Many hotels offer senior discounts; Choice Hotels (which include Comfort Inns, some of my favorite affordable Midtown hotels), for example, gives 10% off the published rates to AARP members. Call tel. 877/424-6423 or visit

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.